Friday, July 9, 2021

Butterfly Finish

 Not too long ago, I shared I had helped myself to some intriguing scraps I found in some bins at a friend's house.  They were bright and seemingly already cut to size to make some log cabin blocks.




Using all the scraps, I was able to finish up a total of nine blocks like the one above.  
Just enough for a baby quilt.




I dug around in my stash and found this low volume print for a background.  I wanted about a 40" square quilt so after a bit of math, I decided on a 3.5" sashing around all the blocks.




I did have to fudge a bit on a few measurements.  It is not real noticeable but not all the blocks are the same size.  Because I used the strips and centers as they were cut, a couple of my blocks were under sized.  I think I hid it well :)




Isn't it cute?
I kind of got lucky that I had just the right color placement on the blocks to lay them out in the way I did.  It looks like I knew what I was doing all along!






I even used up some scraps on the back.  Both of these prints were leftovers from some quilt backings used long ago.

I always love working on these little projects that seem to just jump from the scrap bins into my hands.  I just sit at my machine and sew the bits together - it seems like the fabrics already know what they want to be.

Happy Friday Everyone!




21 comments:

  1. Your intuitive sewing of fabric bits sure nets wonderful finishes! Yes, this project sure looks like you had a plan from the very beginning! It is a wonderful finish! Such a happy quilt it is!!

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  2. Lovely way to showcase the butterflies.

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  3. Sweet! I made about a dozen baby quilts during Covid lockdown. So satisfying to have a quick finish.

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  4. Such a sweet and lovely quilt , Cynthia. Sounds like you really enjoyed piecing this using your scraps from your bin . Happy quilting

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  5. It's very cute! And that background floral print is so perfect for the bright blocks.

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  6. Wow! That's an amazing surprise quilt from the scrap bins. I wish my hands knew how to do that, lol. It's really adorable. Congrats on the wonderful use of scraps. ;^)

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  7. It totally looks like you planned it all out perfectly!
    Great job!

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  8. Oh so pretty. I love scraps, too. Seems OPs (Other Peoples) are more fun than my own, and guess you found that irresistible, too. Lucky the baby recipient!

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  9. What a cute quilt! ...and the backing is perfect!

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  10. That is cute!!! Happy colors and so fun with the butterflies at the center of each block. It's a sweet finish!

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  11. Very pretty finish. It does look planned and if the blocks aren't the same size, it's not noticeable.

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  12. Of course you knew what you were doing. And you did it well. It's a very sweet little baby quilt.

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  13. It IS cute! And the colorways just go together as if you planned it that way all along, you clever quilter, you! Loving this one.

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  14. adorable!!! and you don't fool me! I think your brain knows what you are doing even if you think you dont haha!!

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  15. Definitely cute and colourful - somewhere there will be a very happy baby!

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  16. What a sweet quilt and the back is just as sweet. What a fantastic job!

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  17. how precious! And baby won't care that they aren't all the same size.

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