Kaleidoscope of Butterflies is still in the hoop.
I started making these 9 inch blocks (aka Beggar Blocks) years ago as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project after I saw a vintage quilt I loved called Vintage Butterflies. The individual "butterflies" finish at 3 inches and are the same as making a 3 inch spool block.
I've been hand stitching in different colors (the colors of the butterflies in each block) about 1/4 inch inside each "wing" and then I just stitch two rounds around inside each "butterfly body". Up to this point I just eyeball everything - no marking. That changes in the center of each block where I used a stencil and mechanical pencil to mark a little butterfly for stitching.
I only have the blocks on three sides left to stitch.
I'll be joining others today for some Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.
And did you know that a group of Butterflies is called a Kaleidoscope of Butterflies? It is.
Working on kaleidoscopes, butterflies, kaleidoscopes of butterflies?