A View of My Quilt Life

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Puzzle Pieces Ready

All the fabric is Cherrywood hand dyed 100% cotton.  I laid out the pattern pieces on the correct color to estimate how much I needed to cut off the yardage / fat quarters to apply the fusible web.

For this project I used Wonder Under 805.  Once the fusible web was applied, I traced all the pieces for both the left and right wings, tagging them as I worked.

The most important thing to remember is to remove the paper backing from the fusible before cutting the shapes!

Once all the pieces were cut, I started assembling each section of the right wing separately. 

Right wing, section one on the wing cartoon.
This was the most time consuming, agonizing part. I worried the sections wouldn't be aligned properly to fit against the navy blue outlining.  Just had to let go and ride the wave - what would be, would be.


  1. Why do you remove the paper backing before cutting the shapes? I've used the paper to draw the shape so I could cut around it.

  2. It is going to be a really wonderful butterfly! So many details)