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!|
What about all those other blocks I've been making? Well, I'm playing around with a couple of ideas (although more have been jotted down and may be attempted ;o). Here's one possible layout:
Now to decide! Meanwhile, I'm going to keep experimenting. Plus, I've also been asked for some block measurements, so I've been putting together a short tutorial for you to sew a butterfly block of your own. Stay tuned! ;o)
Linking up with Lorna and friends for this week's,