Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Stained Glass Butterfly Quilt

  1. #1
    Super Member tkhooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Gladys, VA
    Posts
    1,627
    Blog Entries
    3

    Question Stained Glass Butterfly Quilt

    I have bought the, "Three Swans Studios - Butterfly TSS 2020," stained glass applique pattern. With so many tiny pieces I really want to choose the correct fabrics. I'm in love with the japanese imperial metalic blue floral fabric and want to use it in the actual butterfly. But I'm having a hard time finding fabrics that will give me that "light behind" feeling that I want for the quilt. The best way I can describe it is if you look on their website the center of the butterfly is done with some kind of fabric that really looks as if the light is behind it shinning through. The yellow green that is used also has this affect.

    Would you say this is caused by fussy cutting the fabrics so a lighter shade is at the center and a darker fabric is toward the outside of each piece? Or is it just the affect of yellow in the piece? Or should I be looking for fabrics that have a watercolor feel to them?

    I would really appreciate your input.

  2. #2
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    35,970
    It looks like a fussy cut batik to me. They found a batik that had purple/red/yellow and moved the templates around on it until they got the yellow at the body center. Look through batiks until you find one that looks like a sunrise/sunset fabric.

  3. #3
    Super Member tkhooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Gladys, VA
    Posts
    1,627
    Blog Entries
    3
    Thankyou I'll look for it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.