Well now I can reveal what I was working on with the calm blues and browns, as it was gifted last night – Happy Special Birthday again Maddie!
I have called it “All A Flutter” and I am very pleased with it.
I designed these butterflies a couple of years ago (very early 2008), but have only stitched them up at a much smaller scale.
I really like them this large, in quite a different palette – they look more like moths. Amelia is very taken with them, so I will make them again for her, in colours to match her room. As much as I love needle-turn, these were a lot quicker to make – fused and raw edge appliqued on the machine.
I have started writing up a pattern for both methods. I still plan on using these butterflies on a doona (duvet) cover for Michaela – I may even make them bigger again.
What colours would you make them in, if you gave it a go?