The block challenge is back after a holiday hiatus and free fabric frenzies.
With spring around the corner, we thought a little butterfly action was in order. When I was a child there was a saying that if the first butterfly of the year you saw was white, then you would have a good year. Let’s not take any chances!
This month’s challenge is to make our own butterfly blocks with low-volume* wings, colourful patterned backgrounds, and a dark solid for the bodies. I recommend following the second tutorial (scroll down) at https://mrsschmenkmanquilts.
You will need:
Wings = two 2.5″ x 5″
Background = two 3.5″ x 3.5″
Body = one 1.5″ x 5.5″
Since they work out to be cute 5″ blocks we will do a two for one ticket lottery. They are a breeze to chain-piece, so go ahead and make 2, 4, 6 or more!
*Low-volume: Our friends at Craftsy define low-volume as a fabric which shows up as a light solid (or nearly solid) in a black and white photograph. These fabrics can vary from the lightest tone on tone fabrics, to text fabrics printed on a light background, to light floral fabrics. Fabrics classified as low-volume come in a variety of colors from white to cream to beige to grey.