Just a quick word today, as I’ve had a few questions about the Modern Butterflies blocks I’ve been making. When they’re alone they look more like quarter square triangles, but together they look like–get this–a kaleidoscope! Yes, that is what a group of butterflies is called, a kaleidoscope. Can you even believe it? How wonderfully beautiful is that! Save that little tidbit because I promise it will be your winning answer at trivia night sometime in the future. Just promise to scream my name when you win! Yes, Molli, YASSSS!
If you want to make your own kaleidoscope, check out the pattern by Adrianne of Little Bluebell Quilts in her Etsy shop. You can also see pictures of her finished quilt, which has such beautiful structure, while also being colourfully warm. As you can see from my Modern Butterflies, this is a great pattern for your scrap bins. If you want to minimise fabric wastage, I cut my scraps into four sizes which gave me plenty of wiggle room. (A = 2″ x 8″; B = 1.25″ x 5″; C = 2.5″ x 4″; D = 6″ x 6″) For me, that’s the key to paper piecing: figure out the size you need for each section and pre-cut, so that you’re not cutting a small triangle out of a yard of fabric. Anyway, I hope that’s a wee bit helpful, and you get going on your own Modern Butterfly Quilt! Now fly away like a kaleidoscope!