Sometime ago, I found the most beautiful Monarch butterfly wing fabric. It was a little remnant that I fell in love with. Unfortunately, that was all there was left …..just that little remnant. Just enough to make a border for a small quilt or wall hanging. I've had an image in my mind and finally got to work on making that image a reality. Below is the butterfly painted on lavender cotton.
I used a heat sensitive pen to sketch out the butterfly, then painted it with Jaquard acrylic fabric paints. You can see the butterfly wing fabric on the lower right. Below the border is sewn on, it's sandwiched with batting and a backing, pinned, and ready for quilting.
I used free motion stitching and mimicked the fanciful flitting that butterflies do as they move from flower to flower. The border is quilted to loosely look like a the monarch wing. Here is the finished wall hanging:
That is all there is left of the butterfly wing fabric. It turned out exactly as I had pictured. : ) You can find this at my SibStudio Sewing shop.