Well, I whipped these littles out this week--sort of. I was wavering between doing red and purple butterflies, and purple won out. I remember I struggled with purple during Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) last year because I don't have many purples--and some are pretty ugly. But my butterfly bits are small, so I still had enough to use for them.
I was rolling along with the foundation paper piecing, and then it was time to put the dotted background bits in. Uh, oh. They were not in my butterfly bin. Somewhere along the way with this project, I cut all my background pieces out so that they'd be ready to quickly sew each month. But also, somewhere along the way, I decided to make 56 butterflies instead of 48. Never thought about cutting more backgrounds. So that slowed me down a bit. Luckily, I did have enough of the background fabric left to cut the rest.
Now I have all 56 sets of wings finished, 8 of each color. Here are some of my favorites:
Don't you love all those little frowsies? They'll get cleaned up eventually. I'm really glad I made purple instead of red butterflies--the color balance seems better to me. I think red would have been overwhelming. Next month I'll get the brown bodies attached, and then the fun begins of adding the outer triangles and sewing up the top. Just as a reminder, this pattern is Butterfly Dance (the mini version) by ellis and higgs. The string piecing on foundation papers is my twist on it. It's a super fun pattern which I have made SEW much use of. I don't often repeat patterns, but this is my third quilt, and actually many more if you think of it that the pattern is for a mini quilt with only four butterflies in it, and my quilts are all throw quilts. I have some ideas for another, too...
No RSC crumb blocks this month. I just do not have enough purples to make them in the low contrast way I'm making this project. I do need one more set of blocks, and I'm leaning heavily toward black prints. Maybe I could even sneak in some really dark purples with those.
I'm linking up this week with Angela, the wonderful host of RSC19, for ScrapHappy Saturday at So Scrappy and with Cynthia, also a wonderful scrappy host, for Oh Scrap at Quilting is more fun than Housework.
I hope you have had some fun in the scraps this month!
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