Vicki Welsh who sells on Etsy.
This particular piece of fabric was designed based on one of my paintings named Transcend.
The gradient was for sale in December of 2012, but is no longer in Vicki's shop, but there are lots of others available that are equally beautiful. However, if you ask nicely she would likely recreate this one for you.
But, the story goes onward: After making the background, I ended up flipping it on end so that it would accommodate the subject I decided upon. It is still very much "in progress," but here is how it looks today.
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quilting on the cat.
The cat is hand cut from a piece of fabric that I also got from Vicki. It is a dark blue that is almost black. The butterfly body is from the same fabric and the wings are from a piece of Vicki's shibori dyed fabric.
I was embellishing the butterfly with two different metallic threads through the eye of the needle in my machine. My machine did not like it at all and I had to spend some "quality" time with the seam ripper and a bright light. I finally got it all out. I will try again with a different thread -maybe even a metallic thread. After I finish the butterfly I will need to quilt this even more than it is quilted now. Then I will add a binding and attach the entire piece to an artist canvas for display.
*********So many ideas, so little time. ***********
Have a creative week, y'all.