Saturday, November 10, 2007

Butterfly Two

This is one of the "ewwww, that's icky" patterns reworked until I like it pretty well. The first one in Cébélia size 30 has no form to its body, but I rather liked the way the wings were working. Again with the size 30 I tried a new body and a bit of modification to the wings. Yes, that was better. Next I thought I'd try it in purple Coats quilting thread. Oops. I forgot a couple of picots -- can't hook a wing to its head! The first little one is, therefore, not a butterfly. It has no butter. It's just a fly. Try again. Rats, I did the bottom ring in the wrong sequence --again-- which made the chain joins down there weird. Still, it looks pretty good and I decided where the "magic threads" had to go. The final one is in Coats pastel variegated quilting thread. I didn't use the magic threads because this one is going on my jeans bag as well. I might try another one and reduce the size of the first set of chains on the bottom wing because it's just a bit squarish looking -- but mostly I like it.

6 comments:

Tattycat said...

I love the butterflies. You are doing a great job.
By the way, what is the "Save the Dragon Campaign?"

Marty said...
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Marty said...

Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it, because I've been having some trouble getting them to come out just right.
The Save the Dragon Campaign is an organization formed to save this endangered species, of course! I got this important information from my friend Ærchie. You can get information from his blog at:
http://archiearchive.wordpress.com/endangered-species/

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your butterflies are beautiful! I admire your ability to tat and tat again... I tend to give up when the going gets tough, which is probably why I don't get the same beautiful results as you. Maybe when school gets out for the summer...

Sewicked said...

Marty, *blush* the first two butterflies, look almost froggy to me, with the big upper wings being the eyes and the lower wings being the legs & feet. Is that horrible of me?

Marty said...

Nope, it's not horrible. Perhaps I should put in a but more work and turn it into a better looking frog, because it's certainly not the most beautiful butterfly I've ever seen.