Weekend Butterflies

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I was able to sew for a bit Saturday.  And so I finished making my butterflies for a new quilt.  They really are an enjoyable block to sew.
The whole process of Amy's tutorial is fun.  I decided to go with blue and red butterflies for this project with a black background.
I used a vintage looking piece with words and small scissors/thread on the fabric (among other things) for the middle strip.  .
I had one "oops", which was easily fixed, but I had already sewed it into my butterflies before I caught it.
Butterflies are sewn into chains of 11 for each row.  I'll show you how I'm going to set the rows when my black hounds tooth arrives.  Thanks to Jenny, I found some.  (Speaking of Jenny, she always inspires me.)

-nanette
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Jackie said...

Great butterflies! Maybe the oops really wasn't an oops. I bet the butterfly was just changing directions, right?

Michele said...

Love your butterflies! I can't wait to see what you do with the hounds tooth.

jenny said...

aw, thanks!

Linda said...

I am definitely feeling the love for this quilt. Can't wait to see what you do next...

Sherri said...

I love these blocks...the black background just sets them off perfectly!

AnnieO said...

Very striking! Clever you for putting in a light "body" to contrast with the black background. It shows up nicely.

Lynn said...

I'm looking forward to seeing it with the houndstooth. Love these blocks! I bought some fabric this weekend that made me think of you.

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely butterflies and thank you for the link to the tutorial!

Nedra said...

I think we should all put our butterfly quilts together and show how they turned out. Meanwhile, I'm finishing up on Freda's Flowers.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Looking very pretty Nanette!

Muddling Through said...

Oh, wow! Those colors and patterns really set each other off. That is going to be a pretty quilt.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

That is going to be so striking with the black!

hetty said...

I love your butterflies! The black background is perfect.

Lori Holt said...

Nanette...
the houndstooth will be perfect for the quilt. love the red and turqoise with black.
another winner combination from you:)
xx
lori

Carrie P. said...

so glad you got to sew some really pretty butterflies.

Jennifer said...

So cute! I'm really going to have to try these...

Jennifer :)

Sandi said...

Maybe your butterfly wasn't an oops! but just "marching to a different drummer". :-) Black as a background can really make colors "pop". Adding the houndstooth is really going to make this striking.

pratima said...

I love the fabric for center strip! The butterflies are beautiful! It is going to be a very pretty and cheerful quilt!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your butterflies. They look like fun. Thanks for the link. I'm going to go see how they are made.

Vicki said...

they are so pretty! I think they'd look good in solids....

happy zombie said...

I love your butterflies! I even love your oops one!

Pat said...

Looks like a fun quilt!

Janet said...

If I didn't have a gazillion projects on the go, I could be tempted by the butterfly blocks. Yours are looking wonderful with black.

belinda said...

Oh great ones!!! Red/blue...and I LOVE houndstooth...I have a fabulous houndstooth sweater in my closet I have never worn yet!
I have my butterfly blocks sitting by my machine...I did decide on what I will put them together with...but darn it....you will probable finish yours before I finish mine...right??...LOL

Sinta Renee said...

I am loving those butterfly quilts... and yours especially! I think I might just have to make those butterflies as my retreat project this weekend! thanks!