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Topic: Embroidered/Quilted Wall Hanging- Butterflies and flowers  (Read 3306 times)
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rangerbeth
« on: February 24, 2013 07:16:02 PM »

The nature center I work at has an art sale as its annual fundraiser and I wanted to contribute something to the silent auction. The theme of the show was "art inspired by nature" and thats easy since we work on a beautiful island. I embroidered the butterflies and flowers and quilted them into a wall hanging. I didn't get the dimensions but the butterflies were only about 4" wide max for perspective.


The whole shebang


The Gulf Fritillary



Lantana



Tiger Swallowtail


I didn't get a picture of the back but I used Alexander Henry's "Everglades"


I spent wayyyyy too long on it for the amount it sold for, but I was pretty proud of how it came out!
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013 08:52:32 PM »

Beautiful and so much work. I'm so impressed by all that satin stitch and all those french knots  Tongue  I would not have the patience.  So good of you to donate it for a good cause.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2013 10:00:10 PM »

I real like that batik fabric you used-great job!
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2013 10:01:41 PM »

This is absolutely gorgeous!  I feel as though I really need one of these.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013 02:25:16 AM »

That is lovely - I especially love the swallowtail, and great french knots!
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013 06:11:41 AM »

Beautiful handwork!! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2013 07:42:11 AM »

Very pretty and so well done. Lantana is so pretty and attracts butterflies like crazy.
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2013 10:26:17 AM »

Very beautiful embroidery.
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013 05:12:16 PM »

I love this mini quilt!

The embroidery is so detailed and well done, great designs.

The use of black framing and that batik style fabric is beautiful, and I love that you put hanging hoops on it.

But most of all I love that you combined embroiderty and quilting.  I love combinations of embroidery or cross stitch with sewing.

more, more!
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2013 05:33:37 PM »

Man guys, thanks so much! I appreciate all of the support, I was afraid it would come out looking a little "mawmaw" and I'm super glad you stylish ladies approve!
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