Monday, September 19, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Butterflies

Written by Linda Chaney, mother

The Splendid Sampler Butterflies

I continue to master paper piecing and found this site quite useful to make the butterfly blocks. The three different butterfly blocks intrigued me, so it was off to the scrap pile to find fabrics for these three blocks. 

The Splendid Sampler Butterflies


The most difficult part for me was to align the fabric so that it would cover the area properly after stitching. I found that pinning the fabric in place and folding it back before stitching was very useful and eliminated quite a bit of UNSEWING (a skill I've also mastered!). 

The Splendid Sampler Butterflies


Now, how do I sew the three blocks together and quilt it?? Any suggestions?

The Splendid Sampler Butterflies



Check out The Splendid Sampler for other blocks and creative projects!

2 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! These are striking. Paper piecing is one skill I have not tackled much. How beautiful! I don't know about putting them together but some dense quilting is how I would tackled these! Just gorgeous!

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  2. I also took on one of these butterflies as one of my first paper-pieced projects. I did end up having to rip one or two seams out. But it turned out ok. Yours are lovely. I like the idea of putting them all side by side and quilting them.

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