Building Butterflies

I am busy building butterflies, on piece at a time.

I am pleased with this colour combination – I just have to decide what colour to use for the little french knots that adorn the lower wings.

The upper wings spots are appliqued to the upper wings before they are cut out.  Once the spots are attached, they are appliqued, as a complete upper-wing-unit, into place on the block.  This method is called “Off the Block” construction, and I have shown a tutorial for how I do this before here.

Next month I have a pattern being published in Australian Homespun, which features applique using this method, I can’t wait to show you.

There are no butterflies on it, but it might make you hungry…… to guess what the applique might feature?  Just a hint – there is a peek posted way back in April, here.

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