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Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 3

Modern Quilt Block in Kaffe Fassett Fabrics

Block of the Month #3 of the ‘Sew Scrappy Sampler’ is a patchwork applique block made with Kaffe Fassett fabrics…

Patchwork Butterfly

butterfly quilt block

You can find the complete block Pattern in My Shop.

~Here are some Tips and Pics on assembly~

The pattern pieces will print for you in reverse, so when you print out the wings, cut them on the red line and place them right side down.  Trace around them with an erasable marking tool according to the pattern instructions.

butterfly quilt applique

I used a frixion pen to trace my templates.  This pen ‘erases’ when ironed.  I’m not convinced that it erases permanently so I don’t typically use it ~ but it shows up great on my dark background block and it will be covered by my stitching ~ it’s perfect!

block of the month butterfly quilt

It’s important to mark your template numbers when you get to your patchwork.  This will help you tremendously with placement…

3 patchwork butterfly 026

When you are ready to applique the body you can use any method of choice.  I used this no-melt template plastic to turn mine under before appliqueing it to the wings.  If you want to try this method, trace the body onto the template plastic and cut out template shape.

applique tutorial

Cut fabric about 1/8″ ~ 1/4″ larger with some notches along curves.  Spray some starch or best press in a small container and wet edges of fabric with a brush or a q-tip.

applique quilt block tutorial

Use the tip of your iron to press the fabric over the template…

applique tutorial

Perfect curves and ready to applique!

applique tutorial

This is one of the methods I love when I’m hand appliqueing tricky shapes ~ it makes the edges crisp and so easy to stitch!  After your templates are all in place and you are ready to stitch your antennae, use the template to mark your placement.

butterfly quilt blockI used dmc perle cotton to back stitch the antennae right on my line.

butterfly quilt block


patchwork butterflyI hope you have fun with this block! It’s my new favorite!

If your machine has some fun stitches, this would be a perfect block to show them off!!

butterfly quilt block

You can find the Pattern in my Shop.




2 thoughts on “Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 3”

  1. I love it also. I would like to purchase all 12 pattern blocks for this series and same material that you used. Thank you.

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