Here are the first few iterations of a series I'm working on.
This one is called "Black Swallowtail", finished size 15"x15"
I enjoyed creating some of the wing pattern using stitching instead of pieces of fabric.
Next I decided to try out a commercially printed background fabric. Just to see...
The first two butterflies are pretty straightforward and realistic, so for the next one I'm playing around with a new arrangement.
This one (just a work in progress so far, not quilted yet) is called "Morpho Helena Pinwheel":
I drew from the top wing of a Morpho Rhetnor Helena butterfly, and repeated the shape and pattern around to form what I thought would kind of look like a flower but it looks more like a pinwheel.
This may or may not be what the final quilt looks like. I'm just having fun with different design possibilities!
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