Monday, July 30, 2018

Dearest Boy Butteflies

The 30th and time for a "Dearest Boy" update.  This time it is the butterflies block.


It was a bit challenging for me to get the butterflies and antennae correctly placed so that they would fit within the ten inch block space.  I cut the block backgrounds larger in case of shrinkage during the stitching process so the extra you see is not really all extra background.

Julie, Cathy, and Carole should also have a block posted on their blog today.  Click on their names for the link to their blogs.

Karen

20 comments:

Little Penpen said...

Pretty! Butterflies are such happy things in life... will be perfect with the cow!!!

Cathy said...

I love your butterflies. This was a fun block. Hugs

Lori said...

Reminds me of the butterfly blocks of the 30's. Cute!!

julieQ said...

Pretty pretty butterflies!! I love your block!!

Jeanna said...

Very pretty butterflies, Karen.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

You did a good job on the butterfly block and in getting it to fit on a 10" square by the looks of it--I like butterflies--cloth ones and real ones!!
enjoy, di

Julierose said...

Beautiful butterflies--I just love seeing how you all interpret these blocks--such fun...hugs, Julierose

belarmina said...

Karen tu bloque es perfecto,
Tus mariposas tiene bonitos colores
Buena semana

em's scrapbag said...

You always do such beautiful work.

Kyle said...

Cute block. It's nice to have extra background just in case.

Robin said...

Darling butterflies. I love the upper tips of the wings. So nice.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I like the fabrics you chose for your butterflies--very pretty! I always worry about getting applique shapes to fit onto the background and remembering to leave a seam allowance--a mistake that I've fortunately only made once--lol! Good idea to cut the block larger and size it up!

WoolenSails said...

That is a nice block to have fun with fabrics. Love your choices.

Debbie

Carole~Quilter on the hill said...

Beautiful butterflies Karen - you're making me wish I had made one with stripes too! It was a tricky block to fit in the butterflies and align the antennae. I make my blocks bigger too, usually by 1".

Barb said...

sweet block~

sunny said...

Ooh, love the butterflies! I went to Doreen's applique class on Saturday, and learned some new tips and techniques. Now ready to tackly my next applique project!

Janet O. said...

Such a fun design, and I really like your fabrics!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Very sweet!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh these butterflies are so cute!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

You ladies are doing a great job on keeping up with each other! Like the butterflies!