Friday, 25 July 2014

A Butterfly Challenge

Those of you who have been around here for a while may have noticed that I like to play around with my sewing. I don't like to repeat myself too much and on the occasions that I do repeat a pattern, I like to give it a new twist.

As such, I'll admit that I wasn't really thinking when I volunteered to do swap for one of my butterflies.

Butterflies again? - yawn!

But then I had an idea- I love it when that happens!

How about adapting the patten to make it a wonky logcabin butterfly and the sew it using oakshott cottons (I had some scraps of a lakes bundle just crying out to be used)?

I was instantly in love with the project and ran off to my sewing room to start sewing.

I will admit that I planned my butterfly in EQ7 but you could easily do the same thing yourself with a paper and pen.

All this got me thinking?

Who would be up for a butterfly challenge?

The idea would be that you use either my 12 inch butterfly or my small butterfly pattern to sew your own block. Both of these patterns are also available from my Etsy Store if you don't want to sign up to Craftsy.

You can alter the pattern (how about a stripy butterfly or a different log cabin butterfly?);
You can alter the size;
You can use fussy cut fabrics

The important thing is that you make the pattern your own- let your own personal style shine through.

I've still got to think through all the details, so I'll be back soon. In the meantime start planning your butterfly and if you have any requests for tutorials or questions about how it would all work, feel free to ask.

I'm off to arrange some prizes and will be back next week with more details- in the meantime get your thinking caps on and spread the word (please).

The Tartankiwi
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EDITED TO ADD: For more details on the dates, prizes etc, see this post on the Butterfly Challenge.
I've also provided a paper piecing tutorial to help you get started.


  1. This might be something I could try and tackle :)

  2. Ooooo tempting, tempting...will have to think on it but my my my... A bit tempting.... ;)


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