It has been a while since I have done a Paper Piecing Monday post, as I have not been doing as much paper piecing lately…. but this week I started a fun little project…. Liberty Butterflies.
Everyday I am making one butterfly, just to so I am keeping my paper piecing skills sharp!
The pattern I am using for these darling 5 inch butterflies is a free one from Lillyella… and you can find the pattern for all three of Nicole’s butterflies here...
These blocks are a great way to use up some of my little scraps of Liberty… it does not take too much fabric to make a butterfly.
I am not sure what I will do with these when I am done but I am sure I can come up with some way to use them all. You will find the latest butterflies in my Instagram feed if you want to track the projects progress…. now I am off to make today’s butterfly…
Yesterday was a public holiday here in the US and I fully embraced the good weather and took the day off…. so no paper piecing Monday this week. Instead I wanted to share one of the paper piecing projects I have been working on for the last week or so…
I have been making butterfly blocks using Lizzy House fabric and tone-on-tone white scraps. My obsession with making these blocks took seed when Lizzy’s new fabric line, Natural Histories came out and included this wonderful print…I had purchased a fabulous butterfly pattern a year or so ago from Juliet at Tartan Kiwi so I went to work making blocks. The pattern, if you are interested, is only $2.50 and can be bought HERE.
The pattern is for a 5 inch butterfly and it takes four parts to make one block….
The more of these I have made the quicker the process has become. There are some small bits to the pattern but nothing to complex… and I love the end result.
For my butterfly collection I also enlarged the pattern a little. The yellow butterfly above is the 5 inch block and the green butterfly is what I got when I enlarged the pattern to take up the whole of a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper.
My finished butterfly collection will have both block sizes and a fun array of colours. I am using just Lizzy House fabric and trying not to repeat any fabric…and I love how they all look.