Kaleidoscope of Butterflies
51 x 58
The butterflies were made out of floral scraps.
I used Coats & Clark hand quilting thread in different colors to stitch on the butterflies and in white to stitch 1/4 inch outside around the butterflies.
I used a stencil and mechanical pencil to mark some areas between butterflies with "flowers". I stitched those in white so they don't show very well. You can still see a little of the marks which usually don't show after washing but I had to wash by hand since my washing machine is broken. I wanted to get it washed to see how this batting on rolls I recently purchased worked before I used more of it. I like the batting so will go ahead now and sandwich more quilts. It needles nicely too. It's Pellon Natures Touch Natural Blend 80/20 and I see it went up in price since I bought the two rolls. I finally went through all my batting pieces I pieced together so thought I'd try something on rolls.
( Side note/rant in regard to washers: I'm waiting for new washer to come - an old fashioned wringer washer. Seriously! We are tired of washers that have computerized components and last about five years and then cost more to fix than it costs to buy a new one. Our very first washing machine lasted more than 20 years and was plain and simple. So we are back to plain and even simpler. Our basement where we have the washer/dryer is dark and damp most of the time and has no air conditioning so we think that the newer machines don't do well in that type of environment.)
And here's the back.
Won't it be nice to cuddle up with some butterflies and a good book or seed catalog this winter !
for Q3 Finish-Along