Pixelated Butterfly

I’m in a birthday swap group and the June birthday girl loves jewel tones and when I asked her what she would like me to make her, she said she would love a pretty wall hanging to look at because she doesn’t have any. I decided I wanted to try to design a pixelated butterfly. So I started to sketch:

Pixelated Butterfly- https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.com


After drawing it out, I may have decided I was crazy, after all, those are ONE INCH SQUARES. I don’t work with fabric pieces that small, like ever, but I decided to throw caution to the wind and go for it.

I did not cut 194 squares measuring 1.5″ x 1.5″, instead I strip pieced this quilt. I’m thinking I would like to make this again, in a larger scale (5″ charms maybe) and work on making the proportions perfect but I am very pleased with how this turned out.

Pixelated Butterfly - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.com


Today I am going to baste and quilt this baby. I hope the birthday girl loves it!

Oh and since I didn’t say earlier, this top measures 18.5″ x 18.5″.

Happy Sewing!



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15 Responses to Pixelated Butterfly

  1. Kristy says:

    Wow! That is really neat! I am sure she will love it.

  2. Strip piecing this makes a lot of sense. Lovely and I hope she loves it!

  3. Lisa L. says:

    This is a super cute design! She is a lucky

  4. I love it! that would make a cute Medallion in a bigger quilt. Can’t wait to hear how she loves it. You are sew creative!

  5. Susan says:

    Echo in the room? Yes, I love it, too. =) You did a great job with the color. I think it’s perfect already. I look forward to seeing how you decide to quilt it!

  6. Neat quilt. I pixelated an easter egg a couple of years ago. Love how pixelated quilts turn out. And I bet the bigger version will look fabulous too.

  7. Jayne says:

    Nice, nice, great! I’m a big fan of tiny squares! Can’t wait to see hiw you quilt it!

  8. mrs pickles says:

    wow that sure is cute!!

  9. Barb N says:

    Perfect – she’ll love it! Have fun making the bigger pattern.

  10. Michele says:

    You did a great job – absolutely love it !!

  11. Lisa C in Dallas says:

    It turned out lovely! Can’t wait to see the finish!

  12. Judy says:

    Wow! I love it and think it would be amazing in a larger version using charm squares.

  13. Kathy Whetstine says:

    I’m new to your site, but love that butterfly.

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