http://www.3creativestudios.com/ has a challenge to create a journal quilt. I thought I would do one a month, but I'm doing l a week! They are too much fun and addictive.
This one is from some leftover pieces that I just squared up and sewed together. I've had the machine embroidered butterfly(moth?) for ages and decided to stitch it on top by just stitching the main veins, so it is dimensional. The edge is yarn zigzagged in place.
The whole thing took on a meaning. Everywhere seems to be in a state of challenge like Japan. The background is the fractured life with it's black areas. The butterfly is hope rising out of the chaos.