Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Whimsical Butterfly

After spending all that time doing invisible machine applique I decided I needed a quick project.  I whipped up this butterfly yesterday using raw edge/fusing techniques.  I got to use my own hand-dyed fabrics.  I had a lot of fun experimenting with some cool filler motifs from Leah at DayStyleDesigns.  Leah lives in NC and is blogging 365 different filler motifs for a year.  Check her out!

I played with a bunch of different threads too, sometimes doubling them up for a dramatic quilting line.  I think I want to try the butterfly again using piecelique this time.  I find the piecelique is less tedious than invisible machine applique but gives a more polished look than fusible.

I haven't trimmed or binded it yet - 



  1. Wow! Gorgeous stitches! I love your thread color contrasting with the butterfly.

    Thanks so much for linking to the project. I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

    Let's go quilt!

    Leah Day