I’m so excited to share with you my first block published in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine. My block is #958 and it appears in volume 10 which arrives at retailers this month.
My block was inspired by my son and his love of butterflies. The block has a modern twist to it because I decided to use plenty of negative space and a block (pixel style) design.
While visiting the Victoria Butterfly Gardens earlier this year on vacation, we saw this beautiful Blue Morpho butterfly.
Blue Morpho Butterfly
Soon after, this other butterfly decided to crawl up my son’s arm much to our surprise!
Butterfly on hand
Butterfly on arm
I started drafting my butterfly block by sketching it out on paper and then did my fabric calculations.
Next, I cut some squares from various blue fabrics and some strips from white fabric:
Butterfly Block Components
I made a blue version and a pink/purple version. The blue version appears in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, volume 10 and I kept the pink version.
Butterfly Block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 10
Here are the two blocks together:
Blue and Pink Butterfly Blocks
This block is very versatile and you could use it to make quilts, table runners, or pillows. I decided that I needed a cute butterfly pillow for my office so I used my pink block, some extra Kona Snow fabric, and some silver metallic thread by Superior to make an adorable pillow.
Yes, I did use metallic thread on the free-motion quilting using my domestic machine, and it turned out wonderfully.
Butterfly Pillow Back
Butterfly Pillow Close-Up
Butterfly Pillow with Assistants
Ready for a giveaway?
Quiltmaker is giving away 1 free copy of Volume 10 to one of my blog readers, and I’m giving away a second copy! To enter, just leave me a comment, and I will pick a winner using a random number generator at the end of the blog tour. Please leave me a way to contact you. Sometimes Blogger and WordPress do not communicate very well.
I hope that you are enjoying Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks blog tour and that you find inspiration in the many wonderful blocks!