I didn't really know whether to post this here or in the Needlework section but I think it fits here best.
First things first, this is not
my own design.
The pattern was taken out of an Australian Quilting and Patchwork Magazine and was created by Natashia Curtin of Smee Designs
. If you would like to see hers it is here
It is a wall hanging, measuring approx 15x29 inches.
It was 'supposed' to be made with "oriental/japanese" fabrics but whenever I have something in mind that I want to make and can picture the fabrics I want can never find them
. So instead I chose bright rainbow colours and made them pop by using a black background. The border fabric is black and gold and is absolutely gorgeous but also very expensive
The butterflies were appliqued on using fusible webbing and then blanket stitched around the edges in gold embroidery floss which compliments the border fabric. The antennae were done using back stitch.
The flight paths were quilted with my sewing machine.
My mum had some black beads somewhere that shined a greenish colour that would have been perfect for their eyes but we could not find them anywhere, hence they are eyeless. I might go back later and do gold french knots for the eyes but I am not sure if they need them.
Anyway I think that explains the most of it. Feel free to ask if I missed anything.
And some close ups..
Thanks for looking.