Every year at this time Tim and I make plans for our yard. We always have a project or two or three or four just waiting for the nice weather, but no matter what other projects we do, we always take the time to make sure we are providing the best environment for our butterflies. We plants flowers that they like, we give them fresh water in shallow dishes daily. We cut up fruit and set it out. You might say we spoil our butterflies, as we do most living things that venture in our yard, but when you watch their beautiful flight and know their beneficial role in the ecosystem, helping them out a bit is the least we can do! But… more on butterflies later.
Today, we are sharing the Butterfly Applique from our April Applique Collection. As always it was made to fit on a 6″ x 6″ block but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. The coloring page for this will be up soon!
Butterfly Applique Pattern DIRECTIONS
Refer to pattern and photo for applique placements and cutting instructions.
Make a copy of the pattern.
Cut out felt using the pattern and photo. Transfer any embroidery markings.
Using a blanket stitch, sew butterfly to block using 3 strands floss. Note: Use a running stitch in the two narrow points.
Using a running stitch, sew the body to the butterfly using 2 strands floss.
Using a running stitch, sew wings to butterfly using 2 strands floss.
Using a running stitch, sew hearts to wings using 2 strands floss.
Using a stem stitch, embroider main vine using 6 strands floss.
Using a stem stitch, embroider tendrils using 3 strands floss.
Using a running stitch, sew leaves to vine using 2 strands floss.
Using a stem stitch, embroider antenna using 6 strands floss.
French knot tiny flowers using 6 strands floss.