July 30, 2017

Applique Butterfly Block ~ July OMG

My July One Monthly Goal was to machine applique a quilt block similar to this 1'x1' painted quilt block which will be hung in the city of Pickens as part of the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail.

Several more of my fellow guild members are working on the sewn quilt blocks which will be incorporated in to a quilt that will be hung at the Pickens Chamber of Commerce.

I was given a picture of the painted quilt block and realized when it was painted, the pattern wasn't exactly followed.  I modified it to something similar.  I should have asked who painted the block so I could give them credit.

The pattern is from the book, Patchwork, Quilting and Applique by Jenni Dobson.

I was asked to use fabrics similar to the painted quilt block.  I didn't had anything in my stash anywhere close, so I used solids instead with matching Aurifil 50wt for the machine applique.

Purple - Kona Cotton solid in Heliotrope and Aurifil (1243) Dusty Lavender.
Pink - Timeless Treasurers solid in Punch and Aurifil (2530) Blossom Pink
Green - Kona Cotton solid in Grass Green and Aurifil (1114) Grass Green
White - Bella Solid in Bleached White

My photo of the finished quilt block isn't the best as I on my way out to my guild meeting when I remembered I had not taken a photo of the finished block.

I will try to post pictures when the painted quilt block has been installed and the quilt is finished and hanging at the Chamber office.

Happy to have met my July one monthly goal, I'm to linking to the July OMG Finish Link-Up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts.


  1. It's lovely Paige, I'll look forward to seeing the finished quilt. Congrats on your goal.

  2. Fun block. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  3. It's a pretty block, Paige. Will be fun to see the whole quilt!

  4. Congratulations on meeting your goal. I love the pointed detail on the wings.

  5. So nice to have a finish! I'm looking forward to seeing the block installation--I thought it was made from fabric because of those cute dots. Your interpretation looks great!

  6. It's beautiful, Paige! I love the idea of painted and quilted blocks that are similar; what a neat project!

  7. Lovely block ! Your machine appliqué is always so neat !

  8. It looks amazing, Paige. Beautiful, precise work. I hope we can see how the full quilt comes together.