Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Work in Progress...Ready to Quilt
Back in February, I started this project in a Pamela Allen online class. It kept growing and I kept stitching. Finally it is all stitched down and ready to be quilted.
Yes! One of my own quilts to put on the machine!
I put it aside from time to time as I got tired of doing the ladder stitch to surround all these raw-edge applique pieces. Now I have to figure out what to quilt in all that negative space.
Today I was taking pictures of butterflies outside, especially the very large black and yellow swallowtail butterflies. I can look out the window any time and see them swooping around, as high as the trees or low as the grass.
Then I noticed a very pretty insect that I have never seen before. He had distinctive orange, black and white markings on his wings. I thought it was a beetle.
After looking him up on the web, I discovered he is actually a moth! This is what he looks like with wings out. He is an Ailanthus Webworm moth. Pretty...and a good pollinator.