Unless I decide it needs just a little more....something. After the last photos I posted of it, I attached the wings, top to bottom, and made the body. The body is fully stuffed, and I wasn't too sure if I liked it that thick. But after I beaded the eyes and added antenna, I think it's good. This becomes more of a wall sculpture, maybe, than a quilt, but that's okay. I also added a little beading to the black areas on the wings; just a touch of the same beads I used in the eyes. The first picture here is the machine embroidered label that Quilter's Corner provided to all participants. We weren't required to use them, but they are so darn cute, who could resist?
The next photo is the back, showing the "sleeve" that can be used to run a wooden dowel through for hanging. Each upper wing has a sleeve.
The third photo is a close up of the body, showing the eye and antenna. The antenna is just a black chenille stem. I thought about covering it with fabric, but the fuzziness works for me.
And lastly, ta-da! The finished ugly duckling butterfly. It measures 29" from wingtip to wingtip, and about 19" from top to bottom. Will the recipient like it, hate it, or say, "Oh, that's nice"? I'll have to let you know after June 9th. What do you think she'll say?