|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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