Butterfly Challenge

Online Vote carried out from
October 17 to October 30, 2001

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Look under the flowers for a few words from the makers.
By Nancy Caponegro, Smithtown, NY
By Betty Donahue, Wethersfield, CT
By Janet Hintzen, South Pasadena, CA
By Karen List, Holland
By Elaine Melvin, Lamar, AR
By Sally Morge, Las Cruces, NM
By Judy Sogn, Seattle, WA
By Amanda Whitsel, Athens, GA
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Patterns, text, and graphics  ©1997-2014 by Linda Worland

      The "pattern" for the flower and leaves was a country rose that I picked from my Sister's garden.       Here is my entry, I loved the butterflies as they are, and I just made a nice setting. On the top butterflies are created, they fly around and then they fall apart again. It was difficult to make a good [scan], there are all little beads on top, and gold thread. I am very satisfied with the result and want to thank you for the butterfly pattern, which was the starting point.   [This is] "Butterfly Kisses." It was a challenge to put together but I am tickled with the result.   I shrunk the butterfly to 3 in. and added the borders to the wings. I adapted 2 patterns from Easy Machine Paper Piecing by Carol Doak---I made them smaller and added and subtracted lines.       I made my butterfly Sept 11 as I just couldnt work on anything I had in hand but needed some thing to do! I used my own handdyed fabric and was very pleased with the results.

10/21: It is my fault that Amanda's entry has been posted late. I apologize to Amanda and to the viewers for this mistake.--Linda