Friday, March 24, 2023

Butterfly Block

I've got a playful new block to share - a Butterfly!

butterfly with blue wings and white background

Notice that my Butterfly has wings made from scraps. That's because I designed and made this when the first color, blue, was announced for RSC2023 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2023). 

Of course, the wings made from scraps is not necessary - squares from fat quarters works just fine. But it is important to have two values or different prints for the wings to really make my Butterfly sparkle. Here's what it looks like with solids, and the values reversed.

After I made my scrappy version, I fell completely in love my little Butterfly block! It's charm then led me to design a full quilt, in several sizes even. But then life happened, and I haven't had a chance to make another block, let alone a quilt. It will happen someday.

So, for now, I've decided to release my Butterfly block as just a block pattern, with the quilt to follow later this year. The block features super easy stitch-n-flip piecing, perfect for a beginner quilter. The block finishes at 10.5" x 10.5".

Find my Butterfly block in my Etsy shop and send me pictures of yours - I'd love to see!

And if your wondering about the colorful butterfly props in the photo, they are from Send A Cake. They wind up to flutter out when released from a gift box. A friend sent them to me for my birthday - they were quite the surprise!

Happy Quilting!

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