26 July 2018

Butterfly Block


Last week's Moda Blockheads pattern did not accommodate a crocheted snowflake, and I really wanted to include this week's snowflake in my quilt, so I designed a block to fit the flake.

I thought it might be fun to share the pattern, my first pieced block instructions. Hold on to your snowflakes! This could be a rough ride...

My Blockheads quilt is made from scraps, except for the Kona Royal I'm including in each block to help tie the blocks together. I incorporated a lot of my flying geese scraps from the Impact block a couple of weeks ago to make this block. I fussy cut a couple of the scraps to make sure a snowflake was inside the block measurement instead of in the too-tiny-to-use scrap pile.


Yes, one day I will join all these tiny strips together and crochet with them, so they aren't actually trash.

Block finishes at 12.5 inches. Use quarter-inch seams throughout.

You will need:

1 8-inch or smaller crochet motif for appliqué (optional)
(A) 1 8 1/2x8 1/2-inch square
(B) 2 1 5/8x8 5/8-inch strips
(C) 2 1 5.8x10 7/8-inch strips
(D) 4 1 5/8x4 5/8-inch rectangles(Kona Royal for me)
(E) 4 1 5/8x4 5/8-inch rectangles
(F) 4 1.5/8x3 5/8-inch rectangles

Instructions

Appliqué motif to Block A, if desired.

appliquéd

My grandmother always taught me the back has to be as tidy as the front, even if it's not going to show.


Stitch Strips B to the top and bottom of Block A. Press seams flat.


Stitch Strips C to the sides of Block A. Press seams flat. Trim block to 10.5 inches square.


Stitch a Block E to each end of a Block D two times to create 2 E Strips. Press seams flat.

Stitch a Block F to each end of a Block D two times to create 2 F Strips. Press seams flat.


Stitch a Strip F to both the top and bottom of Block A. Press seams flat.


Stitch a Strip E to each of the sides of Block A. Press seams flat. Trim block to 12.5 inches square.


If you do make one of these blocks, I'd love to see it! Share on Instagram or Flicker with the hashtag #butterfly block!


Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict and My Quilt Infatuation.

4 comments :

  1. Sure captured the butterfly indeed as you blocked away!

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    1. Thanks, Pat! I’m so glad I decided to include the butterflies in my snowflake-themed quilt!!!

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