Butterfly Baby Quilt

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.SmallButterfly_5

The 10″ butterfly is 1/2 way through. I am keeping with the teal and pink theme.
LargeButterfly_10

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).

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19 thoughts on “Butterfly Baby Quilt

  1. quiltingjetgirl

    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!

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  2. katechiconi

    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.

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  3. Cornelia

    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.

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  4. Joanna

    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!

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  5. Lorna McMahon

    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!

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