Thursday, September 8, 2011

IQA Silent Auction piece: Green Butterfly

“Green Butterfly” by Susan Brubaker Knapp
I have been working on a piece I will be donating to the International Quilt Association’s 2011 Silent Auction. I was invited to participate in this event because I am teaching at International Quilt Festival (two of my classes have filled up, but there are still a few spots open in “Start With a Photo” on Friday, Nov. 4). It is a nice way to give back to an organization that has done so much for the quilting world. This is a pretty small piece (about 8" x 6"); I don't have the exact dimensions because I have not finished the edges yet. It is going to get a facing. 

If this looks familiar, that’s because it is based on the same photo I used on the piece called Papillon that graces the cover of my book, Point, Click, Quilt! It is  made with fused fabric, heavily thread sketched, then quilted:
 

In Green Butterfly, I painted the image on white fabric, then thread sketched it and quilted it. It is interesting to look at the similarities and differences in these two pieces.