8534 Butterflies on Ferns ($40.00)

8534  Butterflies on Ferns ($40.00)

Laura Keyes Perry
Roanoke, VA   USA

Width: 11"   Length: 8.375"

Materials/Techniques: A cotton print of dark green ferns was lightly machine-quilted along the spines of the ferns. Then butterfly wings, cut from various cotton prints or solids fused together, were affixed with machine-embroidered bodies and antennae. The butterflies are three-dimensional. Pinch them gently to lift their wings. They may even flutter for you in a good breeze.

Artist Statement: I am grateful to Lois Lock of Illinois, Elizabeth Minnis of Oklahoma, Mary McKnight of Ohio, and Oleta Bright of Arkansas for giving me the fabrics I used to make this AAQI quilt. I liked the idea of not trying to reproduce a real butterfly's markings but using bright prints of various colors and designs.
Laura Keyes Perry

Dedication: Butterflies represent the soul. I hope yours is light!

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $40.00 for the AAQI.