Applique Butterfly Quilt – WIP

I’ve photographed most of my completed quilts, so now I’m bringing out all the WIPs — and there’s a lot of them. These butterflies are cut from some vintage bow tie quilt blocks I purchased on ebay. They were pretty big blocks, so there was enough fabric left over to make lots of little basket blocks — some of which I used in this doll quilt.

First, I match up the prints and solids and cut out all of the pieces.

butterfly-pieces

Next, I baste the pieces — I never got the hang of needle-turn, but basting works just fine for me.

butterfly-basted

Then I applique the pieces to the background and add the embroidered details. The red bow tie block was pieced, so that butterfly has one pieced wing.

butterfly-red

butterfly-yellow

butterfly-pink

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