Thursday, July 5, 2012

Spectacularly Painted Lady

This is a Painted Lady Butterfly. She's a sweet little gal found almost worldwide and while she has lovely markings on her wings with nice atumnal colors, she isn't a standout, knock-your-socks off butterfly.

Don't get me wrong- I think butterflies are beautiful no matter what but let's admit it, Painted Lady is kind of plain in her markings. Not a wall-flower but not Prom Queen either. Unless, of course, Susan Brubaker Knapp gets ahold of her, that is.

Photo used with permission.

Shazaam and Ka-Pow !

Susan is a fiber artist, quilt pattern designer, and teacher who is one of those incredibly lucky folks making a living at what was once "just" an obsessive passion. This quilt, Lepidoptera, is a wholecloth, painted quilt.

Photo used with permission.

To read more about how Susan was inspired to create this incredibly gorgeous quilt and how she went about it, click here. Jump over to her blog, Blue Moon River, and look around at her fabulous quilts. Her website is also Blue Moon River. Plenty of yummy things to see.

OK, that's it for today, just a short look at a fabulous quilt. I simply HAD to share this beautiful work with you. Thanks for checking in today- see ya next time.



  1. Wow, that really is a beautiful quilt!

  2. Isn't that a great jumble of colors! Check out her website- lovely work (and some additional butterflies).