Friday, November 13, 2020

Scrappy Butterfly Finish

You know those scraps that never seem to find a home?  I have been attempting to identify them and try and use them to make some quilts while I am waiting for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge to start up again in January 2021.




One of the first scraps I tackled was some novelty bits I had.  The butterfly fabrics I ended up framing with some blue scraps.



And I found a home for them in a fun little quilt.  I knew I wanted to pair these blocks with the blue border fabric I had in my scraps (it was some backing trimmings from a previous quilt).  Some of the lighter blocks were a shade off or were lost up against the fabric so I added a tiny black stop border.

The light blue "background fabric" was only so wide so I had to create that strip in the center - I used that as an opportunity to use up some of the smaller butterfly scraps.




I really like how it turned out - especially because it all came out of the scrap bin!





Even the backing was leftover pieces from a previous quilt's backing.  I had to piece it quite a bit but the black and blue colors went so well with the top, I knew I just had to figure out how to make it work.

The quilt measures about 38 x 44 - a nice little size to have on hand for a gift.

One thing I discovered in making this quilt is I have a TON of blue scraps.  I decided it was time to make a big effort in turning them into a quilt or three.  So I hope you like blue because that is the theme to most of the projects I am working on now!

Happy Friday!




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14 comments:

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

This is so pretty - at first glance it has an oriental feel to it!! great way to set those blocks

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

That's great that you were even able to use border scraps to make the quilt top. And I'm all in for seeing lots of blue! :)

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

What a terrific use of some of your blue scraps. If you hadn't shared, I would have thought it was all planned!

Cheryll said...

It's lovely AnD a fantastic use of scraps too. Well done...xox

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love how that turned out! The blue background is so perfect for the blocks, and I love how you figured out the center section. Lovely finish!

Michelle Churchman said...

So pretty! I had some butterfly fabric once, and it was really difficult to figure out what to do with it. I think you found the best solution.

Michelle
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MissPat said...

You are a master at making something out of nothing. The black stop border was a perfect solution to make the butterfly blocks stand out from the blue background. Wonderful finish.
Pat

Louise said...

Sweet! You'd never guess it was made from leftovers. It has a serene, almost Japanese feel to it. Like those beautiful Asian-inspired panels from Robert Kaufman :)

Gretchen Weaver said...

This is so cute! A nice size too to have on hand for a baby gift. Looking forward to more blue quilts, happy stitching!

Pamela Arbour said...

I love it. You did a good job corralling your fabrics. Very inspiring.

The Joyful Quilter said...

That turned out great, Cynthia! I love how everything came from your scrap bins. In my opinion, those are some of the BEST quilts!!

Janis said...

Your butterfly blocks are fabulous and the quilt turned out so nice. Congratulations on a great finish!

Cathy said...

How cute!

Quilter Kathy said...

Great idea for using up scraps! Congratulations on the finish!

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