The Quiltmaker's Butterfly Forest

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When a quilt book introduction contains the following passage, you know you’re in for a treat beyond quilting instructions and patterns:

I turn around to face the wall, and there, two feet from my face, sits the biggest, creepiest-looking spider I have ever seen. Later I will learn that this is a Brazilian wandering spider, one of the world’s most venomous and aggressive spiders. However, I don’t know this yet. I am also trying to impress myself—and Gerd—with my “nature-girl” coolness. I stay calm.

Felicia Brenoe’s trip to the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in Ecuador inspired an array of butterflies that are now featured in her book, The Quiltmaker’s Butterfly Forest. Her butterflies can be used in so many different ways—a full appliqué quilt, wall quilts, place mats, pillows, and more.

Here is a glimpse of one of the butterflies, portrayed in four different projects.

With twelve butterflies and six different floral wreaths to choose from, you have so many possibilities to create your own butterfly forest.

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