I borrowed their crayons (I still love coloring!) and blocked in the colors by how many fabrics I had chosen. I then traced out the pieces in tracing paper.
Since I made this up out of my head, I needed to sit down and scratch out pattern directions to save me the time of stopping after each step to decide what to do next.
I decided to section out four quilted pockets on the butterfly with the batik patterns on them, and use the pink corduroy as backing.
In this project I fell in love with Heat n Bond Lite, as it made the pieces so nice and neat and easy to applique, which was especially helpful with the small pieces.
I couldn't help but lay it all out every two seconds and look at it. So exciting!
|I appliqued with variegated thread.|
|I quilted between the sections of orange.|
I backed the pockets with batik and used some sparkly tulle to make a pocket on the body of the butterfly. To attach the butterfly on the chair, I sewed webbing with an adjustable buckle to the top corners of the wings. I also brought in some pink from the back by adding some spots around the perimeter of the butterfly.
All finished and stuffed with goodies! I must admit it turned out better than I expected, and now I want one. I still think it would be fun to make an owl one, too! Maybe one for my youngest niece in a few years?
This would make a great Christmas gift as well, and does not take too much time to make depending on your shape choice.