Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Butterflies from long ago

A sweet friend gave me a collection of butterflies cut from feed sacks. They had been in her mother's sewing things but probably came from her grandmother. She thought I might like to do something with them. She was right!

I'm fusing them to muslin and using a machine blanket stitch with black thread. I've chosen a tiny dot fabric to use for their little bodies and I plan to stitch antennae in black.

I think I'm going to set them in rows and use a wide solid sashing. But that could change. 

Enjoy every stitch!


  1. Oh that sounds so pretty. What a wonderful gift.

  2. I'm not really a butterfly fan, but these look rather sweet! Good job you.:)

  3. What a neat treasure to receive! :-) Vintage fabrics are so interesting.


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