Quilted Butterfly wall hanging
The butterfly was first created by my sister Pat Murdie, who used Sharpies and alcohol on a piece of natural muslin. She filled in areas with Lumiere paints! I thought it was so cool, that I asked her if I could quilt it. After coming up with a quilting design, I went to town on it. I was 3/4's of the way finished with the quilting when I recently pulled my studio apart and a glass of water spilled on it, causing the inks to spread as it wasn't yet heatset. I went about trying to fix the bleed and used a strong wrong color. The piece was ruined, or so I thought! I thought to myself, well, it's ruined, I might just as well have fun... so I did. A box of Sharpies and a half bottle of alcohol later, this is the result! I think I fixed it!