I'm challenging myself to make each butterfly different and to use only my smaller scraps. Every month is getting a bit more difficult. I almost gave up on the bright blue one after putting the 60 degree triangles together. I couldn't figure out how I wanted the set of triangles to sit in the wing. Just as I started packing up the blue scraps, inspiration struck.
This doesn't look like much but it did the trick. I outlined the wing shape on my ruler with tape so I could see what the wing would look like once the corner triangles were added. I added fabric to my triangle unit until it was more than large enough to make a wing base, then used this outline to audition the angle. This loaded sideways, but you get the idea.
Voilà! One fussy cut wing base!
What do you call a group of butterflies? I found references to kaleidoscope, flight, flutter and swarm... I rather like flutter, so here's my flutter so far.