Fluttering In Formation – 52 Twisted Blocks Tutorial

I am so excited today to be part of the Persimon Dreams 52 Twisted Quilt Blocks QAL!  Below is my block. I found my inspiration in the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Blocks.  The inspiration block is called the Beggar’s Block but when I saw it I just saw butterflies!

Fluttering In Formation - Block Tutorial - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comSupplies:

1 White Square – 4.5″ x 4.5″
32 White Squares – 1.75″ x 1.75″
8 body Sections – 2″ x 4.5″
16 Wing Sections – 1.75″ x 4.5″
Black Pearl Cotton Thread

NOTE: All 1/4″ seams and the block finishes at 12.5″ x 12.5″

Fluttering in Formation Supplies - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comStart by drawing a line, corner to corner on each white square.  (See Picture)

Step 1 - Fluttering in Formation - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comNext chain piece sew your white squares onto your wing sections, sew along the line you drew. Pay attention to the orientation of the squares:

Step 2 - Fluttering in Formation - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comTrim off the excess fabric to 1/4″ and press towards the white:

Step 3 - Fluttering in Formation - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comSew your wing sections to your body sections – creating 8 butterflies:

Step 4 - Fluttering in Formation - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comLay your block out and sew together:

Step 5 - Fluttering in Formation - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comUse my tutorial over on Kim’s blog and embroider the adorable faces on your butterflies.

You will have a beautiful finish!!

Fluttering In Formation - Block Tutorial - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

There is a fun interview of me over on www.PersimonDreams.com
* If you make the block make sure you upload it to the Flickr group:   http://www.flickr.com/groups/2445539@N20/
* If you are interested in joining this QAL you can learn more information here:   http://www.persimondreams.com/quilt-alongs/lapaceks-orchard/52-blocks

Thanks for visiting!!!


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8 Responses to Fluttering In Formation – 52 Twisted Blocks Tutorial

  1. erin z says:

    fun block. love the butterflies!

  2. Lisa L. says:

    They are too cute!

  3. Katy says:

    Hee hee, fun wee block 🙂

  4. Susan says:

    What a great, great block! Love the fabrics, too – so cheerful and appealing. You do nice work. =)

  5. Tara K says:

    Love this block. Great way to use up scraps too!

  6. Jo Ferguson says:

    I adore this block. Thank you for the tutorial.

  7. CeLynn says:

    Very pretty butterflies,and they make up a beautiful block. Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. Those little butterflies are too stinkin’ cute! I bet AM loves them.

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