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Monarch, Quilt art collage, approximately 8" long by 6" wide (20 x 15 cm).

Great gift item for someone interested in butterflies, gardening, and nature.
Available with or without frame*.

Influences and Inspirations.
This miniature Monarch art quilt is based on the original scale drawing of 5" long by 7" wide (13 x 8 cm) for an art quilt 50" long by 70" (127 x 178 cm) wide, commissioned for the University of Illinois at Chicago, Monarch Conference Room. The Monarch Butterfly is the official Illinois State Insect. I created a limited number edition of the original scale drawing.

The butterfly's metamorphosis from a caterpillar and emergence from it's chrysalis symbolize rebirth and resurrection. To the Chinese and Japanese the butterfly is a sign of both immortality and joy. In Chinese art, butterflies combined with plum blossoms symbolize long life. From The Illustrated Book of Signs & Symbols, by Miranda Bruce-Mitford.

Cotton fabrics, including orange hand dyed fabric by Ellen Anne Eddy created especially for this project. Reverse appliqué with free motion embroidery & quilting. Reverse appliqué is based on the Mola Indians Appliqué technique of layering fabrics and cutting away the top layers to reveal those below.

Finished with a 14" x 11" (36 x 28 cm) double white paper mat, 7" x 5" (18 x 13 cm) opening.
Mounted on 14" x 11" (36 x 28 cm) acid free mounting board.
This artwork comes packaged in a clear protective envelope, and is ready for a 14" x 11" (36 x 28 cm) frame of your choice. You can display your artwork in the protective envelope until your ready to frame it according to your preferences.

Signed & numbered: Initial "LMO" with date '00, on lower right in waterproof archival ink. Mat signed L. Olszanski with title in pencil. Name, number title and date on the reverse.

*Convo me if you're interest in purchasing this item framed, price is $175. I will create a listing for you with the framed price. 14" x 11" (36 x 28 cm) black metal frame in slim flat top style (Neilson profile 11 style).
Also available ready to hang as a small art quilts, edges finished by serging with Woolly Nylon®.
While every effort is taken to reproduce colors as accurately as possible, monitor colors may vary. Copyright: Linda M. Olszanski, 101200-02 © 2000-12. All rights reserved.

To see more textile art collages and quilts visit http://www.LMOTextileArts.etsy.com

Visit my other Etsy store http://www.LMOartWearables.etsy.com
for hand dyed and felted scarves and wraps.
Featuring shibori, indigo and nuno felted designs.

Mini Art Quilt Monarch Butterfly Mola Appliqué


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cotton fabric, hand dyed fabric, cotton batting, metallic thread, rayon thread, topstitch embroidery thread, copper metallic thread, paper mat
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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