Scrappy Butterfly Baby Quilt Tutorial
Hi everyone! My guest post went live on the AccuQuilt blog yesterday and it is a fast and easy baby quilt tutorial for you using the AccuQuilt GO! Serendipity Specialty Set by Edyta Sitar and a couple other AccuQuilt GO! dies. It is made using some of my Island Batik scraps.
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Be sure to stop by the AccuQuilt blog for the detailed directions using the dies.
No AccuQuilt dies? Continue reading and I’ll help you make it using a simple template.
If you are looking for a quick a baby quilt you will enjoy making this!
Scrappy Butterfly Baby Quilt
Finished size is 30″ x 42″
- 1/2 yard cream or assorted neutral scraps for background blocks
- Scraps in assorted bright batiks for butterflies and squares
- Scraps in assorted bright batiks for the 2 1/2 inch squares
- 1/8 yard brown for antennas
- 1/3 yard for binding in a med dark
- 1 yd backing and batting
If you have a scrap drawer….now is the time to use your 2 ½” squares!
Cutting the blocks:
- Cut 162 – 2 1/2″ squares in assorted bright batiks.
- Using a 1/4″ seam allowance join the 2 1/2″ blocks into 9 patch blocks. Each 9 patch block will measure 6 1/2″ square.
- Make 18 – 9 patch blocks – join together as shown.
Cut 17 – 6 ½” squares from Cream or assorted neutrals for the butterfly background blocks.
NOTE: Apply fusible web to the wrong side of the fabrics following manufacturer’s instructions before cutting appliqué shapes.
- Cut 17 – butterflies in assorted colors – template below.
- Cut 17 – antennas from Brown
Use your favorite method of applique to apply each butterfly to the 6 1/2″ cream blocks. I used invisible thread for the free motion applique on the butterflies.
The antennas could be embroidered on but I used a fabric pen – fast and easy!
Sew the blocks together into 7 rows of 5 blocks, then join the rows.
Layer your backing, batting and top and quilt as desired. Cut your binding fabric into 4 – 2 1/2″ strips, join together and bind your quilt. I did a stipple quilt pattern on the butterfly blocks and a wiggle diagonal line through the 9 patch blocks.
Here is a closeup showing the quilting and the antennas.
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