Sunday, June 12, 2011

Butterfly or Moth

The Chintz Center Panel...Tulips in Low Vase.. has a 'creature' in each corner. I asked my wildlife biologist husband... is this a butterfly or a moth?

Butterflies generally have slender antennae with a slight club shape at the end while moths have comb-like or feathery antennae. Ok..butterfly antennae.

Butterfly bodies are slender with smooth abdomens and moths have stout heavy bodies. The body is more moth like.

I think what we have is a lovely artistic Lepidoptera.

I am currently working on my second Chintz Center Panel quilt and trying to create 'an early 19th century sensiblity' with color placement and quilting style.  Many of the antique Chintz Center Panel quilts I have seen have subtle overall or double line quilting. This project is due at the McCall's Quilting office in Colorado on Wednesday....I have 3 more corners and a binding!  Watch for the quilt in the November '11 issue.

1 comment:

  1. I ordered this lovely panel and last week it arrived in the Netherlands. I really *love* the panel, so thanks for sending it to me. I'm still thinkink about what I'll do with it, but I think I will make my own version of a medaillon-quilt. I will let you know if it's finished. Kind regards from a Dutch male quilter, Gert