Butterflies on my Mind

Maybe it was the foot and a half of new snow that was outside my door this morning;  maybe I'm projecting myself into spring.  In any case, butterflies seem to be popping into my brain.

I designed this one in EQ7, but its very similar to, and inspired by, a 1928 butterfly pattern which Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilts refers to as being designed by Verdie Foster in about 1928, and also says it may be the first pieced butterfly quilt pattern, since most were applique.

While designing it was one thing, piecing it might be something else again, but it would be a great Scrap Buster pattern, and since I'm ever-vigilant about keeping a grip on the scrap situation in my work space, maybe I'll give it a try.  

Here's what something similar might look like in a full quilt . . .

Make Stuff.  Be Happy. 

- Maggie


I like it, so colorful.

I like it, so colorful.

nice post

nice post

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