I finished the applique butterfly row I am contributing to the row quilt my friends and I are making. I selected the following stitches from the TAST challenge for the butterfly antennas.
|TAST #14 - Whipped Stem Stitch|
|TAST # 15 - French Knots|
|TAST #43 Whipped Magic Chain|
|TAST #33 Pekinese Stitch|
|TAST #9 Couching|
I embellished the bodies with fancy stitches from my new machine; I used a different stitch for each butterfly. It was fun to try to coordinate the stitch with the butterfly. I particularly liked how the round design on the purple body mimics the circles on the fabric.
I had lots of fun with this project and I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out. I was inspired by a video of Ira Glass on creativity on a post over at The Unbroken Thread. Glass encourages beginners like me to just do the work of creativity, to set goals and even deadlines. It's a new approach, but it worked for me in this case. It's easy to get paralyzed by having too many choices to make on a project like this, so surprisingly, having a self-imposed deadline really helped.