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GO! Butterfly Patch Quilt

Make a beautiful orchestra of butterflies with this GO! Butterfly Patch quilt. Using your GO! Fabric cutter, it is now easier, faster and more accurate to cut your patches.

  • Sewing
  • 4-5 hours
  • Beginner

What You Need

Intermediate

  • GO! Butterfly by Edyta Sitar
  • GO! Simple Shapes by Edyta Sitar
  • GO! Strip Cutter-21/2 " (2" Finished)
  • Optional: GO! Big Square-10" (91/2 " Finished)
  • Optional: GO! Strip Cutter-11/2 " (1" Finished)

Fabric Requirements

  • 20–10" x 10" squares in a variety of colours for
  • Butterfly wings and nine patches
  • 3–10" x 5" yellow for centre of nine patch
  • 20–1" x 3" rectangles of brown for Butterfly body
  • 1? yard light for sashing and nine patch squares
  • 1 ½ yard light for butterfly background
  • ½ yard fabric for binding (multi- colour scraps)

Fabric Cutting:

GO! Dies Used

Nine Patch Flowers
From each 10" square, cut a 1 ½ " strip from the top and 1 side leaving a 8 ½ " square, cut strips into 30 sets of 4 matching 1 ½ " squares.

Nine Patch Flower Centres

30–1 ½ " yellow squares

Nine Patches Background and Sashing

5–1 ½ " x width of fabric strips. From the strips, cut 120–1 ½ " squares

5–9 ½ " x width of fabric strips

From the strips, cut 49–91/2 " x 31/2 " sashings

Butterfly Background

5–10" x width of fabric strips
From the strips, cut 20–10" squares with GO! Big Square-10" (9 ½ " Finished) or rotary cut (NOTE background will be trimmed to 9 ½ " squares after applique is completed.)

Butterfly Wings Applique

5–10" x width of fabric strips
Note: Apply fusible web to the wrong side prior to cutting following manufacturer's instructions. Layer 8 ½ " x 8 ½ " square on the Butterfly wings. Fold square in half right sides together to create both left and right sides of butterfly at the same time. Cut a total of 20 Butterflies (A left, A right, B left and B right) as shown in Butterfly Placement.

Layer 1" x 3" rectangle of brown fabric on the Butterfly body. Cut a total of 20 brown Butterfly bodies.

Flower Applique

Note: Apply fusible web to the wrong side prior to cutting following manufacturer's instructions. Cut 25 D medium leaves and 25 E stems from green fabric using your GO! Simple Shapes by Edyta Sitardie.

Binding

6–2 ½ " x width of fabric strips Use a ¼ " seam allowance. Press in the direction of the arrows.

Construction

  1. Nine Patch Flowers (A)Arrange and sew a set of 4–1 ½ " matching squares, 1–1 ½ " flower centre square, and 4–1 ½ " background squares in three rows as shown. ONLY sew the top two rows together.

  2. Nine Patch Flowers (A)Arrange and sew a set of 4–1 ½ " matching squares, 1–1 ½ " flower centre square, and 4–1 ½ " background squares in three rows as shown. ONLY sew the top two rows together.

  3. (B) Arrange and sew row three of the nine patch to the top of 1-3 ½ " x 9 ½ " sashing strip as shown. Use your appliqué method of choice to appliqué a stem and a leaf to the unit as shown. Add the previous row unit. Make 13 Flower A's and 12 Flower B's.

  4. Nine Patches: Arrange and sew a set of 4–1 ½ " matching squares, 1–1 ½ " flower centre square, and 4–11/2" background squares in three rows as shown. Join the rows to make one nine patch. Make five nine patches.

  5. Butterfly Blocks: Use your applique method of choice to applique butterfly to a 10" square. Trim the square to 9 ½ " x 9 ½ ". Repeat to make 20 butterfly blocks. Sew a 9 ½ " x 3 ½ " sashing rectangle to the top of each block. Make 20 butterfly units.

  6. Arrange and sew the previous units in six rows as shown. Note with the placement of the Flower A and Flower B units. Press toward the butterfly units. Join the rows.

  7. Quilting: Layer quilt in the following order:

  • Quilt back right side down 56" x 68".
  • Batting 56" x 68".
  • Quilt top right side up 511/2" x 631/2".
  • Baste layers together.
  • Quilt by hand or machine. The front cover quilt was quilted on a long arm quilting machine.
  • Trim the batting and backing even with the quilt top.
  1. Binding:

  • Trim the batting and backing even with the quilt top.
  • Sew pre-cut 2" binding strips together end-to-end or using a 45-degree seam to create a long strip.
  • After folding in half wrong sides together, place binding strip on top of quilt top so that all raw edges align on the outside edge of the quilt. Raw edges include 2 binding strip edges, quilt top, batting edge, and quilt back edge.
  • Sew along the edge around the entire quilt to attach the binding to the quilt.
  • When sewing, stop at ¼ "away from the corner, reposition the binding to match to the next quilt side, and continue sewing.
  • Fold binding around the outer edge of the quilt and hem the binding to the back of the quilt.