I wanted to do a small Spring project and decided maybe some butterfly blocks would be fun. I looked around the internet and found this one in a couple places. It’s called Butterfly by Alice Brooks. I actually got the templates and followed the tutorial on the sewnbyleila.blogspot.
It’s challenging with all the curved pieces but it turned out pretty. It’s supposed to have the antennae embroidered on but I don’t have any thick black thread at the moment. I actually wanted to use these butterfly blocks for a potholder but this one is 12 inches so it’s a little big for that.
I looked for other patterns and found several on craftsy.com but they cost money. I decided to make my own using EQ7 and made this one as a paper pieced project.
It’s made with little bits of batiks. Things are a little off but that’s what happens when you have to make your own paper pieced patterns. It’s 8 inches which would be a good size for a potholder. I think antennae would look cute embroidered onto this as well.