Tuesday, April 27, 2010

rebekah's butterflies

Here it is Rebekah. So sorry for the wait. I can't even explain why this one took me so long. It seemed that every sketch I made just didn't feel right. I'd put the sketchbook aside and walk away for a bit. That wasn't working, so I carried the fabrics with me every week to my quilting group and would pull them out. Still nothing. At this point it was just plain embarrassing. This weekend I holed up in my studio and refused to leave until I'd figured it out.
And I think I did.
I hope this features squares and rectangles enough for you because it's one of my favorite blocks that I've made so far. It was heavily influenced by all those narrow strips of fabric that were used in the blocks all of you made for me last year. I think I was stuck in trying to figure out how to make the pink predominant in my old sketches. I also knew I wanted very much to feature the butterfly with embriodery. This idea seems to have solved both problems.

The stitched butterfly is actually a white one cut from the motif fabric you sent, but without the others surrounding it, the butterfly faded into the cream background. It was perfect for a little embellishment in whatever color I wanted.
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Rebekah said...

It's perfect! I love it and it was definitely worth the wait :)

Jessica Christensen said...

Wendy! This is AH-mazing! I absolutely love it.

One Shabby Chick said...

This is so pretty! Love the embroidery!