Baby Quilt in progress.
Strings of machine appliqued 1/4 circles, fluttering in anticipation. Soon they will emerge as the wings of a butterfly.
Wing segments in a rainbow of colours.
Each piece of fabric is cut into a square of a pre-determined size. Using a template, the applique line is marked onto the wrong side of the fabric. It is then cut into a semi-circle, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.
A freezer paper template is placed onto the wrong side of the fabric, shiny side up, matching it with the pre-marked line. The 1/4" seam allowance is clipped and carefully pressed over onto the shiny side of the freezer paper, where it will adhere temporarily.
This piece is then pressed onto a square of white background fabric, cut to the correct dimensions, and machine appliqued into place. Next, the freezer paper is carefully removed.
Completed rows of butterflies, getting ready for flight.