Saturday, April 02, 2016

It's a Start ...

If you made it all the way to the bottom of the list of blocks I posted yesterday, then you have already seen my first scrappy orange blocks for this month. This is the "blocks in the wild" photo I took for the block pattern cover.

Butterfly Block Pattern Cover
The morning after I took this photo,  the backyard looked like this ... and the snow was still coming down.

April Snow

"You thought it was Spring?  April Fools!" says Mother Nature.

These are paper-pieced blocks and in the pattern, I included notes about how I approach cutting/trimming the fabrics for foundation pieced blocks to end up with a block that is on-grain and doesn't have any stretchy bias edges.

Next week, I plan to make more scrappy butterfly blocks for the April Block Lotto and get started on the blocks for my two samplers.

In the meantime, for those that are making one of the sampler quilts I designed of this year's Lotto block patterns, I put together a post with some information to keep in mind when choosing background colors for your Butterfly blocks and some alternative block ideas for those that are making one of the samplers but don't like paper-piecing and won't make this block for their sampler.  That's the great thing about quilting–there are always alternatives.   You can find it on Blocklotto.com here:

Sampler Saturday - Blocks and Options for Butterfly Blocks

Details for this month's Block Lotto–including the coupon code for the pattern–are here:

Orange You Ready to Try Paper Piecing in April?

It's just a start ... but I am joining the party for the first orange Scraphappy Saturday ... and looking forward to seeing what everyone else is making from their orange scraps.

10 comments:

tubakk said...

I love your pretty butterfly blocks. I made circles today, but I will make butterflies later, when I find all my orange scraps.

Lisa J. said...

Very nice and bright.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for the Butterflies in the Wild photo... TOO cute!!

Sue Noetzel said...

Pretty butterfly blocks! Love them

Nell's Quilts said...

Beautiful orange butterflies in the wild.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I'm looking forward to orange scraps -- although my big RSC projects already have their orange parts from last fall. That means I can use my oranges for other things this month -- maybe even an orange barn!

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely orange butterflies and given that the inspiration from Angela was Monarch butterflies you couldn't have chose better blocks. Lovely photographed outside.

Peggyinno said...

I am a butterfly lover! These blocks are wonderful! And they look like they really belong there! Great pic!!!

desertskyquilts said...

A start is good! Looks like I'll be able to join that scrap happy linky next time. Snow in April? Yes, the next to last time I was in Santa Fe, it was May and there was snow! Hopefully, THIS will be your last one this year.

Sharon said...

Pretty orange butterflies! I love the "in the wild" photo.

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