Sunday, May 28, 2017

Darth Vader Butterfly

In 2016, I chose a scrappy butterfly block for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  During the year, I made 16 butterflies.  Fifteen of those butterflies went into quilts.  The 16th is now a completed mini quilt.  It measures 16 1/2" by 11 1/2".


This was actually the first butterfly block I made and it is my favorite.  The main reason is that I love the Darth Vader face that is in one of the butterfly wings.  I just think the idea of Darth Vader in a butterfly is hilarious.  It makes me happy.  I'm glad to add it to my wall of mini quilts in my office at work.

I looked up butterfly species to see if I could find some ideas of how to name this so it sounded like a real scientific butterfly name, but so many of them are straight-forward that I decided the simple "Darth Vader Butterfly" was the way to go.

This was made with scraps and Kona Prussia as the binding.

The first completed quilt with this block was a baby quilt for Lady Bug, a family friend.  Nine butterflies went in to this quilt.



The second completed quilt was donated to Project Linus and was named Butterflies in the Sky.  Six butterflies went into this quilt.


Turning the last butterfly into a mini quilt was goal #10 on my list of Q2 goals for the globally hosted Finish Along.

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10 comments:

  1. I love your butterflies, is this your own pattern?

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  2. No, the block was from the Summer 2014 issue of Quilter's World magazine. I adapted it slightly.

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  3. Darth Vader Butterfly -- that name has me chuckling as well! Nicely done!

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  4. So funny, Darth Vader Butterfly, I had to see what that was all about! I noticed the scrap right away!

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  5. I love all your butterfly quilts Emily! It's a great pattern!

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  6. Love your Darth Vader Butterfly! What an unexpected fabric to use in that project. All of your butterfly quilts turned out beautifully.

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  7. I skipped directly to your blog when I saw the title. At first glance, I hadn't noticed the Darth Vader face in the butterfly. After reading a bit, I had to go back and check it out. It makes me chuckle...and I love it!!! My hubby often doesn't want "girly" things like butterflies and flowers on the quilts in our rooms, but he might just let me get away with this one if it had Darth Vader in it.

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  8. So pretty and yet so fun. It's a lovely mini, it would make me smile every time I saw it. Clever!

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  9. Great butterfly blocks. Yes, that Darth Vader in there is a conversation item.

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  10. Beautiful butterflies. Darth Vader tends to hide in girly places - who knew? One block has so many possibilities, as you have shown. 10 goals in just one quarter. You are such a show-off :-) and with good reason!!!

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