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Sunday, 30 December 2012

A Baby Sized Paper Pieced Butterfly

Remember the 12" paper pieced butterfly that I pattern tested for Juliet at The Tartankiwi?
Well, she asked me to test a baby sized 5" version for her, it's a simplified version using a solid panel for each part of the wing sections.

Completed 5" Paper Pieced Butterfly Block

Juliet has made the block up using a fab print for the butterfly itself but, again, I've gone with solids to give it a completely different look.  

A preview of Juliet's 5" block pattern which will be available soon on her blog

 As some of you know I've been making lots of quilts that I haven't actually shared with you on my blog - I'm getting them ready to sell online in my 'Etsy' store which I'm in the process of setting up - one of my quilts is a Butterfly design baby/lap quilt and I thought it would be good to test the pattern using coordinating colours.  

Left: Baby Quilt fabrics
Right: Paper Pieced Butterfly fabrics

Left: Paper Pieced Fabric Sections
Right: Paper Side of Paper Pieced Sections - I colour the sections to make it easier to use the right colours for each area

I think I'm going to incorporate the block into a small cushion using the spotty fabric as a panelled surround, the butterfly fabric for the cushion backing and add blue piping.  I'll let you know when the set is available for sale!

Here's the finished block with the Butterfly Baby Quilt


Juliet's patterns are available now via her Etsy store and also her Payhip store.  
Here's a look back at the patterns I've previously tested for Juliet.
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Disclaimer: I do not receive payment from Juliet @TheTartankiwi for testing her patterns, nor do I receive a commission on any patterns sold via her Etsy store or any other sales method.  This post is purely informational and of no direct benefit, monetary or otherwise, to me.


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20 comments:

  1. The paper piece butterfly looks great.

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  2. Wow that was quick!
    If I didn't know better, I'd say that the paper pieced butterfly came first and then the quilt! It will make the perfect companion to the quilt. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Juliet, loved making it but it's your patterns that are so wonderful :)

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  3. Your butterfly is beautiful. It goes perfectly with the quilt fabric!!

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    1. Thanks Wendy :) Saw your post about your parking ticket that should never have been - we had exactly the same 'parking offence' regulation in Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK and I was caught out many years back in the same way. Hope 2013 only gets better for you :)

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  4. I love the colours of your butterfly block and the quilt. Good luck with your Etsy store too.

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    1. Thanks F, lots to do before I can 'open' but I'll get there! :)

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  5. LOVE the butterfly and the set of fabrics you have to go with it! How perfect is that?

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    1. Hi Rachel, it's really lovely isn't it? :)

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  6. Wow... what a stunning quilt! Love it.

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    1. Thanks Deb, I love a lime green with blue - well I love lime green with most colours! :)

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  7. Very nice I am sure someone will snap it up fast!

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    1. Thanks Lisa, it'll be great if that does happen! I do wonder just how these things go - and it's funny to think whether other people will enjoy your work as much as you do yourself and like it enough to buy it :)

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  8. How beautiful and wow.....if it is 5 inches the pieces must really be tiny! Looks great! Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Hi Connie, some of the pieces are small but I love paper piecing for that - you can get so small and yet be incredibly accurate. Haven't got around to creating any of my own paper piecing patterns yet though, I think I'll leave that to Juliet and just keep testing them for her! :)

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