Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rainbow Butterflies

As soon as school was out last June, my twins asked me what type of quilt we were going to make for the summer.  They loved helping me put together the Scrappy Squares Quilt last summer, and could hardly wait to start a new project.
  I made a sample block, and my girls designed the rest.  They worked with my jar of 2 inch square scraps first, and then moved on to the 1.5 inch scraps (I did the sewing --they found it more fun to design blocks than sew -- actually sewing blocks will be my goal for them next summer).  All the butterfly blocks are in rainbow order, with some completely scrappy, and some "symmetrical," as my girls like to say!  I used a black and white dot print for the center stripe and the binding, and a white with black dots print for the backing.
  We took the quilt to my parent's house last weekend for a photo shoot, and wouldn't you know, in all of our photos the quilt is upside down.  I can't believe that I didn't notice this!

 My crazy block designers, so proud of their quilt:

Quilt Stats
Rainbow Butterflies, A Scrappy Rainbow Quilt
Measures 68 x 48 inches
Quilted on my Juki, in a flowery/butterfly design
Blogger's Quilt Festival, ROYGBIV category


  1. I think this is adorable. Hurray for the little designers! Thanks for sharing in the festival. Love to see all the quilts. Janita

  2. Beautiful quilt! My girls love butterflies too and I love rainbow :)

  3. What a fun summer project. Beautiful butterflies, it's a fun and colorful quilt.

  4. what a beautiful quilt! I didn't notice it was upside down until you pointed it out, so I think you got away with it!

  5. I love this quilt. Great quilting too.

  6. I saw your post right after a friend challenged my group to do something with 2" squares. What a perfect project for that. I went into my sewing room and pulled out lots of batik scraps to make a sample to show at group on Tuesday. Thanks!
    Beth Spande