With spare time on my hands, I was looking through my box of 5" blocks (cut from left over scraps) and came across three pretty butterflies. They have hovered in my stash for years, literally years! I kept pushing them aside not wanting to do anything with them and certainly not wanting to through them away! Heaven forbid!
|12" Spewing Butterflies|
Once I decided the layout, I fused the butterflies to the background fabric. I used Pellon Wonder Under (#805R) because that's what I had on hand. Everything in this pillow is something I had on hand, no special treatment just because it was for my daughter! With the butterflies fused to the fabric, it was ready to quilt.
I think the stitch I used around the edges is called a blanket stitch, its one I use nearly every time I do applique, which isn't very often.
Now you see why I call this pillow 'Spewing Butterflies'! The lines coming from the butterflies represent antennas, lots of antennas!
The rest of the pillow, I free motion quilted wild loops. What do you call that?! Loopy loops? Meandering loops? Let's just say it was a good try and move on!
After I wash and dry, all was good again! I was shocked that there wasn't even the slightest fraying around the butterflies. Is it the Pellon?
The back is 'Wanderer' by April Rhodes. One of the many fat quarters I had left over from the Birthday Quilt. I went with an envelope closure because with a fat quarter that was the best I could do!
The good news, she loved her pillow and it sits upon her bed on top of her quilt! I really spoil that girl! The truth is, this is really super 'cutsie'! Which I'm not known for! Fun and fast was just what I needed at the moment!
I have one more surprise for her...see...spoiled! It's my first hand quilting project which I'm still working on, but I'm super excited about it! Here's a sneak peek!
Do you applique? What do you use when doing applique for the fusing part?