This is my second entry into the Bloggers Quilt Festival and this time I have entered my Butterflies quilt, a pattern by Laundry Basket Designs, into the Applique Category. I made this quilt back in December 2015 so my original post of it was in the snow. So I thought it would be fun to give it another photo shoot in the fall colours.
I quilted the butterflies with a free hand feather and swirl motif. I then stitch in the ditch around each butterfly and pebbled the background to allow them to pop!
The butterflies are fused down and then machine appliqued using smoky invisible thread with a blind hem stitch. I started to embroider the antenna but then changed my mind and just drew them on, very happy I did that!
Hope your enjoying the Festival, the voting starts in three days and the festival runs until Sept 30.