Another butterfly in Kathleen’s WOOL APPLIQUE project, Butterfly Sampler by Sue Spargo. If you are following this project then you will know that Kathleen opted for a soft green wool background and the entire sampler measures 16×22. Butterfly #12 today.
For this project Kathleen opted for softer more muted colours with the exception of this darker purple butterfly. I am looking forward to sharing the full quilt so you can see how well this fits in with her plan.
The body is embellished with fly stitch in a chenille fiber. The upper wings are bordered with bullions and overlaid with a cotton patterned fabric bordered with a bulk fiber couched in place and further embellished with beads. Kathleen added a small circle of velvet which is bordered with chain stitch and a cluster of bullions in the center.
The lower wings are bordered with chain stitch and accented with double cast-ons in the center.
Once again, you will see a ric rac seam treatment in the background with French knots and trellis circles.
You will find a large selection of Colour Complements threads in the SHOP for embellishing.
If you are not familiar with any of these stitches, you can find video tutorials on Mary Corbet’s NeedleNThread.