Something is in the water for sure. I have several friends at the moment that are pregnant. Congratulations to all of them!! The first one that is due, is my hairdresser, who is having a girl in late June.
I have always loved Juliet @ Tartankiwi’s butterfly paper piecing patterns. It did not take me long to make a decision to make my hairdresser a quilt using these patterns. I am thinking of using a 5″, 8″ and 10″ butterfly, moving up the quilt and the background will be all improv. low volume fabrics.
The first one, the 5″ Butterfly is complete. The main fabric used in this block will driving the color combinations of the bigger butterflies. I am loving the color combinations.
The 10″ butterfly is 1/2 way through. I am keeping with the teal and pink theme.
The last one, I am wanting to pull out that lime green that is scattered in the print, with orange and teal highlights.
If you are interested in Juliet’s patterns, they can be found in Craftsy:
I am hoping to have the quilt finished memorial day weekend…just in time for my last hair appointment before she leaves on maternity. Best news is…this is my May goal for ALYOF…and I have started!!
Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on right) + Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s bee social (see button on the right).
I have really become interested in paper piecing recently. Those are fabulous butterfly blocks; I am definitely going to bookmark them for later reference. Your piecing look great and I like how you are using the first fabric to make a cohesive color scheme. I’m really interested to see how it turns out!
Sounds lovely, she must be a very good hairdresser 🙂
Gorgeous – she should be thrilled, and brownie points with a hairdresser is no bad thing! I think lime accents in the last one is a great idea; I’m loving the colours you’ve chosen.
wow Im alwasy totally stunned by paper piecing, but really struggle with it by myself, this quilt will be so wonderful, and thanks for the blog link, have to take a look around over there.
That is just beautiful!
I was thinking the same as Lisa; she must be a great hairdresser for you to go through all this effort to make a quilt for her! Can’t wait to see how you improv the background!
These are just so lovely – I’m definitely going to file away this pattern for future use!
Very awesome! You do have lovely hair, well deserved gift. 🙂
Love that you are doing them in varying sizes!
These are really pretty -looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.
This is going to be amazing. I love your description of the butterflies going from large to smaller as they move across the quilt, giving a feeling of depth. What a lucky friend you have! Looking forward to seeing your progress!
Whoa!!! These are awesome. Love love love.
Beautiful blocks. Its gonna be a great quilt.
Awww, I love those butterflies!
The 5″ one looks great, I love teal and orange together.
I’m not really a butterfly person, but seeing these just might change my mind, Michelle – love the colors you chose and the pattern looks beautiful!
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