Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Kaleidoscopes, Butterflies, Kaleidoscopes of Butterflies


Did you know that a group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope? 

That was enough to prompt me to make a quilty kaleidoscope of butterflies to use some of those butterfly fabrics I've been hoarding.   collecting. 

I've made a couple of different kaleidoscope quilts - one using six 1.5 inch pieces in the wedges and the other using two 2.5 inch pieces in the wedges.  Both of those used scraps. 

I actually cut into something other than scraps for this kaleidoscope quilt! 

These are 10 inch blocks so I'm aiming for an 80 x 80 quilt of 64 blocks. 

I'm using dark blue for the corners and alternating blocks with a light X like the above (although top right is questionable)...


...and a dark X like above. 

I think I now need 20 more blocks and I'll have enough for my kaleidoscope of butterflies. 

Speaking of Butterflies...

I have a couple more to add:
Ghost Moth (I'm actually working on two quilts using this pattern)


Also, remember to leave the milkweeds when you are weeding! 
(and tell the husband if you purposely mean to leave one growing in the middle of the lettuce patch he has never ever weeded before in his life). 





7 comments:

Shasta Matova said...

A kaleidoscope of a kaleidoscope of butterflies. So sweet.

Ann said...

You are always such a prolific quilter. Love the wide variety of fabrics you use. And more websites to check ou! Thanks.

Mystic Quilter said...

You amaze me with all your wonderful butterfly fabrics!! I do have some in one of my stacks - I must go and hunt them out.

Monica said...

Your kaleidoscopes are really looking good. It's going to be beautiful!

And thank you for the pattern links -- two more for my files!

gayle said...

My kaleidoscope blocks (and ruler) are back home and I'm many miles away visiting my daughter. So I'll just enjoy everyone else's kaleidoscopes and butterflies and kaleidoscopes of butterflies this month!
Your blocks are gorgeous, as usual!

janie krig said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing. I love the colors and I'm soaking them up.

Kaja said...

You have such a range of butterfly fabrics; I love that they are all going into one quilt - I hope it will be as rich and gorgeous as the last one. It's definitely off to a good start.