This is a continuation of 4 previous posts about the making of the Green Butterfly Lady. It was time to quilt and embellish the piece. I had to leave the wings free so that I could do the quilting, but I also had to layer them behind the lady and her arms, so they were stitched down there. This was a difficult way to quilt the background... I'm telling you!
Here is a picture of the wings 'sandwiched' over the body so that the quilting could be done behind he wings.
After I quilted the piece, I needed to fuse down the arms and stitch them in place. However, the arms were too see-through and looked limp and, frankly, dead. I ended up cutting off the left arm and attaching a lightweight batting to the back, then appliqueing it back in place. I was able to scoot the batting underneath the left arm and applique it in place without having to cut it off. Here's the arms showing the batting.