I took my 'squares' cards to the market yesterday, and they were much admired, so I've resolved to make some more of them (see below).
Meanwhile, several of our regular market helpers were absent yesterday, so instead of working on the craft table as usual I had to help out on another stall selling fruit, vegetables and preserves. (We are a market co-operative, so it costs us nothing to hire a table but we all agree to help out wherever we may be needed in return.) It was an odd experience for me to be selling beans, gooseberries and jars of honey, knowing that people were looking at my cards on the other side of the hall! Never mind, it made a change, and I still managed to make some sales on the craft table with the help of my regular crafting colleagues who were there.
Anyway, inspired by the design theme of four equal squares as a background for quilled motifs, I've decided to try closing up the squares to create a panel effect - I think the end result is a bit like a stained glass window. So here's my latest quilled butterfly card, making use of this technique:
The upper wings were created using crimped 'loops' of black, filled in symmetrically with with coloured teardrops and marquises. Hopefully this card will find a buyer when I'm back on the craft table next Friday.