Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Creating a butterfly


Today’s 15 minutes of play were spent transforming this little pile of fabric and yarn scraps into a bright butterfly.

The butterfly is for The Butterfly Effect and requires a maximum size of 8”*10” so I started with a piece of charcoal felt cut to this size. Using scissors I free form cut the outline of a butterfly keeping the layers together with pins
and ending up with this simple butterfly shape.
Then I added pieces of fabric from my intuition quilt, a few pieces of yarn on top

and a piece of silvery grey tulle which I pinned down through all layers.
Using black thread I stitched around the edges and the body of the butterfly, free motion quilted the wings
and cut away excess tulle.
It’s really bright on the front,
textured on the back
and ready to fly off all the way to Canada together with grandson’s butterfly.
Safe travel!

16 comments:

Melinda Cornish said...

it is just perfect for the butterfly project!

MareeR said...

Thanks for sharing your process for making this butterfly. It is gorgeous.

Lisa said...

That is fantastic! Was it hard to quilt over the tulle and all the layers of yummy goodies in there?

Miki Willa said...

I love the butterfly. I like the effect you get with the tulle.

Mego said...

This is too cool!!! I'm gonna make one tonight and ship it off to The Butterfly Effect! Thanx for the tutorial and the heads up!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Love all the tricks and techniques you use.... It looks great!!

tisme said...

Love your butterfly! I would like to post your blog on the HGTV quilting boards, so other quilters can see what you are up too. Can I have your permission to do that?

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

What an inspiration. I adore your flutterby. Now I must make one.

MamaT said...

It's beautiful! How creative!

Nifty Quilts said...

Looks great! Now we can't throw ANYTHING away!

QuiltSwissy said...

I am constantly amazed at the creativity of this group of people! butterflies rock.
Glen: I would never have thought of that!

em's scrapbag said...

This is so awesome. Thanks for sharing the process.

Mrs Moen said...

Thanks for your lovely comments! I think I have figured out how to respond to them by email from now on!

CharlotteP said...

Beautiful, thank you!

Margaret said...

Great tutorial ... thanks for the link to the project.

madziula said...

thank you for tutorial :) This butterfly is super idea!!