Monday, 15 October 2012

Butterfly Block

You may remember that a while ago Leonie sent me a block as part of an unofficial block swap. I am ashamed to admit how long it has taken to make one in return, but I think you'll agree that she should be pretty happy with the finished result.

You see I wanted to make a special block for Leonie.
So I searched the net looking for something suitable... I found nothing.
I looked in books... I found nothing.
Then I went on holiday and when I returned I kept myself busy doing other things, but it remained in the back of my mind.

Finally I decided that I needed to get to work. So I sat down behind the computer and designed a block using her requested colours (pink, yellow, green and blue). Knowing that Leonie's blocks are destined to be turned into a quilt for her daughter, I decided that I'd design a block to make a little girl smile. I couldn't think of anything better than a butterfly...

Paper Pieced Butterfly
What do you think? 
Will she love it?

The block flew together and I was super excited by it, so I took a photo of it immediately for my blog. It was only as I was getting the photo ready to post on here that I realised that I had made not one but two mistakes (grrr!)

Luckily they were both fairly easy to fix.

If anyone is interested in giving this pattern a go, they are welcome to pattern test it for me. Just let me know in a comment and I'll choose someone.

P.S. Last chance to enter my giveaway- I'll be closing the draw in 5 hours!

Edited to add: The butterfly pattern is now available. For more details go here

30 comments:

  1. That is a seriously cool block!

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  2. I can't believe you did that! It's insanely good. My one foray into paper piecing was those d**** geese in a ring which put me off for life. I'm in awe of your talent

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  3. stunning! You really are so talented at paper piecing... I really really love this!!

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  4. Wow! Love the colours. What a beautiful block :D

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  5. This is just beautiful! I'd love to test it for you, I love butterflies.

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  6. Your butterfly is gorgeous, Juliet!!! I'd love to test it for you, but not sure if my skills are up to it.

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  7. I LOVED the oopss photo you sent me and I VERY MUCH love this one! I'm sure Leonie will LOVE it

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  8. Absolutely beautiful Juliet! This butterfly looks fantastic - love the pattern and the colours! Well done on all counts!

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  9. Beautiful Juliet. If she doesn't like it then I'll have it since it has my name on it and everything ;)
    Can't say I'll be offering to try the pattern for you though. You know me and paper piecing.

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  10. Wow! I am totally blown away !!!! I love butterflies..... I would totally give this a try!!! ahaaa! LOVE <3

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  11. You know we LOVE it!!!! Anya is over the moon! Thanks again - its stunning xx

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  12. Wow - that's just beautiful! Love the colour arrangements too :) :)

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  13. Stunning! I'd love to try it except that (a) I have too much on and (b) should probably try some simpler paper piecing first! Maybe one day :)

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  14. it is BEAUTIFUL! how clever are you?1?
    xo

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  15. That is incredible! The little girl will love it. Do you design a lot of your own paper piecing? How do you go about doing it?
    happy sewing!
    -k

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  16. WOW! Stunning block, really. I'd love to test it out. That little girl will love it as part of her quilt. Nice job.

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  17. I WANNA TEST IT!!! PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!!!!
    it's fantastic, even before you fixed it!

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  18. This is just fabulous - your choice of fabric and colour make it really special. I'm up for testing it if you still need someone :)

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  19. If this isn't closed yet, I would love to try out this pattern. I have been planning a butterfly quilt for my daughter and having a paper pieced butterfly as the centerpiece would be so cool!

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  20. It s a great design Juliet and the colour choices are great. Good to see so many folk wanting to test it for you.

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  21. lovely block. I would love to try the pattern.. Its such a great job. Beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for your kind offer, but I have now got all the testers I need- maybe the next time!

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  22. Beautiful! I love paper piecing and would love to test this for you! Is it going to be available to purchase?

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  23. I would love to test this for you! Is it going to be available for purchase?

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    1. The pattern is being tested at the moment and will be made available for free via this blog- keep your eyes open!

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