Coneflower with Butterfly Paper Pieced Pattern

Amy FriendCraftsy, etsy, paper piecing, pattern13 Comments

I just completed my 15th paper pieced garden block.  That means that I have just one more to go in order to reach the goal I set for myself of 16 original designs.  Then I can start sewing the quilt top!!!  Exciting!

This block is a butterfly resting on a coneflower.  For me, this image sums up the summer garden in a quick snap shot.

The pattern is available in my Etsy shop and my Craftsy shop along with the others in my series.
I made the butterfly wings very simple so that they wouldn’t overwhelm people with intricate piecing.  As a result, I think fabric choice is critical. You need to chose something that has a butterfly wing like pattern.  In my case, I was trying to coordinate with my other blocks and that contributed to my decision too.  I chose the Kissing Booth print by Hello Luscious on the far right in the image above.  I cut areas that were heavily yellow.
Other fabrics that I thought would make great choices are, on the far left, Anna Maria Horner’s butterfly print (which I did use for the center of the coneflower in my block) and, in the center, Bijoux by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics. I really wanted to use the Bijioux print because the scale and pattern is so perfect but it really leans toward the lavender and I don’t have any lavender in my quilt.  Maybe you can try it for me!