Sunday, December 18, 2016


I finally finished all my butterflies for the rainbow scrap challenge!  Yellow was the last color, and here they are:

I added them all up and I have 16 butterflies from throughout the year.  I didn't have one space big enough to lay them all out, so you'll have to wait until I have a finished product to show.  They will be split into 3 projects. 9 butterflies are going into a baby quilt, 6 will go into a quilt for Project Linus, and that leaves 1 to become a mini for me.  Interestingly, I am keeping the very first butterfly of the year!
That's right, I'm keeping the butterfly with Darth Vader's face in it!  It just makes me so happy.  At some point, I'll quilt it up and it can join my wall of minis at work.

The block is from the Summer 2014 issue of Quilter's World magazine, though I have adapted it slightly.  Mine finished at 12 1/2" high and 17" long.

I had a good time with the rainbow scrap challenge.  I haven't decided exactly how I am going to use it next year, but I will do something.


  1. Lovely butterflies Emily, I am amazed you have so much yellow, I only have about four or five. It's lovely you are keeping your first and favourite butterfly, you will smile whenever you see it, and there can never be enough smiles in the world.

  2. Very pretty butterflies. A perfect block for using scraps. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

  3. Congrats! on completing the blocks for your RSC project(s). I'll be looking forward to seeing how they all turn out.

  4. Actually I don't think that Darth Vader is from me. It looks different from the fabric I bought for Ryan's quilt. I wonder where it's from!