Quilted Wall Hanging - Gray Hairstreak Butterfly

posted by Aleta
Tue, Jun 12 2012


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Art quilt - thread painting, approx. 19" square, quilted wall hanging depicting gray hairstreak butterfly.  I used a photo of a Gray Hairstreak butterfly that I took from my flower garden.   I used lutradur to make the butterfly (because I couldn't find a fabric with the colors I liked, and I liked the stiffness of lutradur for this purpose).   I painted it overall with gray fabric paints for the main color as well as highlights, and also used pastels and colored pencils for some of the details.  I stitched most of the details.  I used fabric painted with fabric paints for some of the flower petals.  In the narrow border at the top, I embroidered "Gray Hairstreak - Wingspan 1-1 1/4", then embroidered butterfly quotes all around.  I used a swirly pattern with purple variagated thread on the background, and a kind of elongated stipple quilting for the border. 

Comments

Diana wrote re: Quilted Wall Hanging - Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
on Wed, Jun 13 2012 5:27 AM

Wow, that is beautiful.  I love art quilts and the work involved.  I just don't think I'd have the patience.  Nice job and hope you enter it in a show.

Ginny wrote re: Quilted Wall Hanging - Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
on Wed, Jun 13 2012 9:28 AM

Beautiful rendition of your photo.

Nana wrote re: Quilted Wall Hanging - Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
on Wed, Jun 13 2012 10:04 AM

Amazing.  You did a fantastic job on this.

Barbara wrote re: Quilted Wall Hanging - Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
on Wed, Jun 13 2012 10:27 AM

this is beautiful , You can't tell its not real , wonderful job .

Patti wrote re: Quilted Wall Hanging - Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
on Wed, Jun 13 2012 8:12 PM

Incredible.  Lots of detail.  So very realistic.  

Donna B wrote re: Quilted Wall Hanging - Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
on Wed, Jun 13 2012 9:42 PM

A beautiful art quilt with great detail and thread-painting too.  I love it!  Have you joined the group "Crazy Art Quilters"?  We'd love to have you join us.

MaxNTopeka wrote re: Quilted Wall Hanging - Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
on Wed, Jun 13 2012 9:52 PM

Wonderful!  The detail is incredible.

gini wrote re: Quilted Wall Hanging - Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
on Thu, Jun 14 2012 7:48 AM

Very nice.   I love all the techniques you used.    Come join us in the crazy/art group, and share your techniques there.   I need to get some ultra due to play with

gini wrote re: Quilted Wall Hanging - Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
on Thu, Jun 14 2012 7:50 AM

Not ultra due, that was my iPad messing with me, make it lutradur

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Quilted Wall Hanging - Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
on Tue, Jun 19 2012 1:28 PM

You did a wonderful job on this butterfly art quilt.  

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