Saturday, June 27, 2015

Make a Butterfly Block Tutorial

There's been some interest in the measurements for making the butterfly blocks I showed a couple of days ago, so I've put together a short tutorial on one version of the blocks I've been making. I love that you can choose to make the butterfly scrappy (shown in this tutorial) or in one fabric. 

Butterfly Block
- finished size 12 1/2" (12" when sewn together)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Butterflies on the Brain

I had no idea how much fun I would have working on butterfly blocks, but they've taken over my sewing recently.  If you read my earlier posts, you may have noticed I've made a couple of versions, two different sizes, as well as a mix of both scrappy and non-scrappy. 
Butterflies on the brain, I guess, led to the discovery of a third version.  It's likely I'm not the first one to come up with this, but the idea popped into my head as I was pulling fabrics and noticed the lovely motifs that would work beautifully for fussy cutting.  I was aiming to make "eyes" like some butterflies or moths have on their wings (like this one) to deter predators.  This block is my first attempt on that idea.
Butterfly Block Version #3 - fussy cutting for the wings!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Where's my butterfly net?

Kicking off the week with an update on my butterfly block making.
I'm playing with block size, design and scrappy versus not.

Oh, the possibilities. :o)  Obviously, I'm having some fun and I think I've got the start for a couple of butterfly projects.
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