Have you noticed our SewCanShe Applique of the Month Club is not really a club... you just need to stop by and see the free applique design each month? But it's fun to call it a club like we are all getting together to applique, right?
So here's our design this month. I wanted to share with you some butterflies like the one that I put on my butterfly quilt (except that one is huge, lol!). I was inspired to sew a butterfly when I imagined her wings filled with my favorite scrappy prints.
Craftsy is where I host all of my free applique designs. It's nice for me to be able to host my free patterns somewhere, plus I'm a huge fan of Craftsy and all of the awesome classes they offer.
As usual, I used HeatnBond fusible web to trace, cut, and fuse my butterflies using several different fabrics.
Then I sewed them on using rayon embroidery thread and straight stitching. The cute little butterfly bodies needed more shine so I stitched back and forth a bit. :)
The little one is so adorable... she's only 1 3/4'' across. The larger one is 6 1/2''. If someone appliques a whole field of butterflies, they must let me know!
And by the way, if you want a zipper case that's the perfect size for your iPad (like mine) cut your exterior and interior panels 10'' x 12 1/2''. If you're using a nylon zipper, go with a YKK brand zipper like this one I got from K and C Designs on Etsy. YKK nylon zippers slide so easily and don't get stuck. The exterior panels of this zipper case are quilted to cotton batting to make it nice and cushy for our iPad. Not that it matters much, the screen is already cracked like all of the mommy-owned iPads I know.
Here's some more of the applique designs in our Applique of the Month Club... enjoy!