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« on: July 09, 2014 06:08:45 PM »

My partner in the Enchanted Forest swap, La Chapa, said some of her favorite forest critters are moths. This MAQ started to form in my head - a white moth on some kind of foresty background.



I ended up using Eudeilinia herminiata as my reference moth, with three different white patterns in the body and wings, and paint for the grey spots.



I added in some metal charms, and had a different embroidered quilting for each strip of fabric on the background.



One of the strips got painted dots, and another got beads, but mostly it was embroidery.



I used http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/reference/picture-dictionary/ for embroidery reference, and it was great as always!



The antennae were especially fun to do!







This was my first try at a mini art quilt, and I definitely think I'm going to do more!
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014 06:20:50 PM »

This is beautiful! Against your white wall, it almost looks like the moth is a cut-out. I love how you hung it too. Really nice!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014 06:50:21 PM »

Really beautiful and colorful! I love this. Nice work.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014 06:59:00 PM »

Absolute perfection. I would want this somewhere where I could see it every morning to start my day. It's like my inner heart made of cloth. Breathtaking!
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014 07:02:22 PM »

Beautiful.  I really like the colors you used.
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014 07:03:40 PM »

That's so pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014 07:36:37 PM »

This is.. I'm speechless. It's perfect.
Perfect.
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014 09:42:33 PM »

Wow! I love this!
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2014 02:14:59 AM »

Gorgeous! I love all of the stitchy details Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014 03:34:50 AM »

Stunning! I love the extra detail of the subtle quilting on each strip. Great job!
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