Back to the Butterfly Wing

I'm still working on the other wing but it's been a month since I posted.  I wanted to pop in and say Hi.  I thought you'd like to see the wing I've finished with the two parts together.  I've put it on the black background fabric for the photo.  It gives you a better idea of where I'm headed with this.  I'm almost done with the other wing after a time consuming big mistake I made and had to take out.  I also spent a bit of time on a RR square this month between all the May birthdays around here.  I find I spend more time trying to come up with ideas than I actually spend stitching.

Butterfly Wing 11

Speaking of RR's, I read somewhere that when you do work on a square you should leave 1/2 " bead free along the edges that are going to be stitched to other squares or borders.  I've never done that and just use a zipper foot to stitch the fabrics together and think that a scant 1/8" is plenty of space to allow.  I think a 1/2" bead free area especially in a seam that goes out to the edge looks unfinished.  What do you do?  I guess you could enclose enough beads for the recipient to finish it off.


  1. This is just incredibly gorgeous and original, Reen. Love the way you used those lace motifs, too.

  2. Wow, this looks amazing with the two wing parts together. I love how you're repeating motifs and colors. Lovely. I wrote you a long letter last night, and navigated away from it by misssssnake and Poof! It was gone. I'll start over tonight.... ;-) Hugs, Cathy

  3. Reen
    The wing looks great put together. Can't wait to see it done with a body!!
    PS Love you pic on the ACQ photo album. Took me a few minutes to figure who was added!
    Love Ya

  4. It's stunning!!!!

    The black really sets off your embroidery...And now that I see them together, I can realize the brilliance of your piecing. I love the little bits of purple/blue that tie it all together.

    I'm the same way. Takes me days and days to design what it only takes me an hour or so to stitch. All I can say is that it's working for you!