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Monday, January 23, 2017

Framing the butterflies

     I was given a lovely embroidered butterfly panel. I cut off the edges and decided to add a series of borders. Adding the thin blue one was easy. Next, I puzzled out the green. Finally chose a hand dyed green and now am searching for something to be the last and widest one. The purple is just not doing it. I tried two different ones. Have to keep searching and digging. Hmm. Sewing takes no time compared to finding the right fabric.



5 comments:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Maybe another blue for the outer border, a little darker than the first one.

Debbie said...

Exactly what Wanda says! I studied the large photo and I love purple but it does not work here. A deeper blue will give you a reason for the border and balance. And if you have any more butterflies....one or two appliqued with a bit of flowers would top it off.

Missy Shay said...

That is beautiful! I love the green and blue, how about a yellow for the wide border and then a dark color for the binding?

Mystic Quilter said...

I'm going with Wanda and Debbie - the purple doesn't work for me.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Maybe a yellow gold, or, another blue.