Monarch by Deanna

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2010-09-12T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2010-09-30T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I just LOVE Monarch butterflies!  My daughter and I usually hunt for catapillers in the late summer and then tag and release them after they emerge from their chyslis.  I thought in honor of that I would make a quilted wall hanging.
 
I drew up the plans and got right to work.  I started with scraps of yellows and greens for the backround.  I then drew up a large pattern for the butterfly and used a variety of oranges that I mostly had on hand.  I only needed to purchase one or two to complete the project. 
 
This was a fun project to make because I didn't use a pattern that someone else designed.  It was all my own and was a quilt that evolved over a short period of time.  I sometimes get frustrated when I have a vision for a quilt and as I work on it I just stumble into one road block after another.  This was not the case with this project.
 

 

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Comments

True

How pretty and impressive as well! I let a whole lot of milkweed grow outside my kitchen windows this year to encourage the monarchs and they rewarded us with their beautiful presence!

Deanna

True we have lots of milk weed growing as well and didn't see a single catapiller this year! Usually we tag and release about 30 butterflies a year.

Tanyia

wow this is amazing!

Cfgriffith

So vibrant! I love the field of muted colors behind the butterfly too, nice touch!

True

Deanna Wow that is amazing...we saw the caterpillars but then did not see the chrysalis and I did not know how to capture, etc.

True

You have some amazing quilts on your blog hope we get to see more of them on here!!!

Tinabartk

My daughter loves butterflies too! Just beautiful!

Mymble

Beautiful! Love the design of this- you should consider doing a series of butterflies:)

Juline

This is beautiful. Is it applique?

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