Saturday, March 11, 2017

RSC Butterfly - Red

March's colour is red for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Here is this month's edition of my RSC buttefly:

RSC Butterfly in red - March

I think I spent more time pondering the wing design than actually sewing it this month.  I got hung up on the idea of using squares and rectangles I cut a couple of years ago when I thought cutting up my scraps into standard sizes was a good idea and would help me use them.  (That idea didn't work for me, and two years later my little trimmed scraps are all still sitting forlornly in the bins.)  Once I let go of that idea and opened up my thinking to any red scraps in my stash, I found a design I liked pretty quickly.  The upper wing bases are pieced in strips, with a common fabric pieced on the bias at the end of each strip.

 I also though of piecing a checkerboard sort of design for the lower wings, but decided that would be too much going on in one block.  Maybe next month I'll focus on the lower wings.

This year's RSC butterflies so far:

RSC butterflies January to March

 You can find a tutorial for the basic butterfly block here on this blog.

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ScrapHappy Saturday at SoScrappy

28 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE the fact that you have made the wings in a different design each month!! Nice job on your RED specimen.

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  2. nice neat work on your butterflies. Thanks for the link to the tutorial . I will look at that.

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  3. Your new butterfly is beautiful. I love it with the other two.

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  4. Your butterflies look like such fun! Love them!

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  5. Beautiful! Great variety of design while still part of a unified selection.

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  6. They look great! I really like the plain bottom wings and fancy top wings.

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  7. Excellent use of your scraps for the butterflies! They look amazing!

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  8. Perfect upper wing plan! By the end of the year, you're going to have designed the perfect overall butterfly! (Not that any of these have anything wrong with them!)

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  9. I love the way you are designing each butterfly! They are all beautiful!

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  10. This is a really pretty block! Great use of scraps!

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  11. I love all three so far, but that red one really speaks to me. Can't wait to see a full quilt of your butterflies! ---"Love"

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  12. How nice they are!! Like a breath of spring air, that many of us are so looking for! :)

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  13. So fun! I really like how you are designing the parts of each butterfly to be unique, just like really butterflies are!

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  14. Your butterflies are really cute. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

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  15. You are so clever with the wing variations! Very pretty!

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  16. What fun butterflies. So rewarding to challenge yourself to a new way to use the strings every month.

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  17. I just LOVE butterflies. Thanks for the tutorial. I thought they were paper pieced and shy away from that but pieced butterflies...oh, yes!!!

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  18. I love these butterflies!!! They look amazing!!

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  19. Your butterflies are beautiful! I love how you are challenging yourself to make each one differently. It's going to be a lovely RSC quilt! XO

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  20. I Always look forward to seeing what you are going to change up on the next butterfly!!

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  21. Your butterflies are so pretty! I love how you are changing up the wings. Thanks for the tutorial. This is a great RSC block!

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