Scrappy Butterfly Baby Quilt

Jan 20, 2017 4:45:00 PM / by Connie Campbell

Hi everyone! This is Connie from Freemotion By the River doing a guest post again on the AccuQuilt blog. I've got a fast and easy scrappy baby quilt tutorial for you using the GO! Set by Edyta Sitar and a couple of other dies. You'll also find all kinds of quilting tutorials, quilt patterns and other fun things on my blog.

If you are looking for a quick baby quilt you will enjoy making this!

 

Scrappy Butterfly Baby Quilt

 

Scrappy Baby Quilt

Finished size is 30" x 42"

GO! Fabric Cutter:

GO! Baby Fabric Cutter (55600)GO! Fabric Cutter (55100S) or GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (55500)

GO! Cutting Dies:

Fabric:

  • 1/2 yard cream or assorted neutral scraps for back ground blocks
  • Scraps in assorted bright batiks for butter flies 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 batik
  • 1 yd backing and batting
  • 2 yards Fusible Web

Cutting the blocks:

  • Cut 17 - 6 1/2 squares from Cream or assorted neutrals for the blocks.
  • Cut 8" assorted squares of fabric and run them through the AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutter for a good assortment of 2 1/2" squares for the 9 patch blocks you will make.
  • You will use 162 - 2 1/2" squares for the baby quilt.

 

Cut blocks with the GO! cutter

 

Applique:

NOTE: Apply fusible web to the wrong side of the fabrics following instructions before cutting appliqué shapes.

  • Cut 17 - butterflies in assorted colors - I cut pieces 6 1/2" square for the butter flies.
  • Cut 17 - antennas from the brown batik.

Use your favorite method of appliqué to apply each butterfly to the 6 1/2" cream blocks. I used  invisible thread for the free motion appliqué on the butterflies.

 

Butterfly die used for baby quilt

 

Keep the leftover pieces

 

.Inverted butterflies

 

The antennas could be embroidered on but I used a fabric pen - fast and easy!

 

Use fabric markers on applique blocks

 

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.

 

9 patch batik block

 

Sew the blocks together in rows.

 

Sew the blocks together in 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 baby quilt. I did a stipple quilt pattern on the butterfly blocks and a wiggle diagonal line through the 9 patch blocks.

 

Scrappy Butterfly Baby Quilt tutorial

 

Here is a closeup showing the quilting and the antennas.

 

Closeup of applique block

 

Remember how I cut the pieces 6 1/2" square for the butterflies - I  rounded off the corners and will be using these for another fun quilt soon.

 

Leftover die cuts for another quilt project

 

If you are looking for other quilting tutorials using the GO! Set by Edyta Sitar be sure and check out my Table Runner and Flower Basket Mini Quilt tutorials.

 

Scrappy Butterfly Baby Quilt quilt pattern for beginners

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial of the scrappy butterfly baby quilt, be sure and stop by my blog where you will always find tutorials, patterns and other goodies!


The GO! Qube by Edyta Sitar is available from Signature Dealers. To find a Dealer near you, just click here.

 

 

GO! QUBE - Everything you need to get started – Just Add Fabric™

Each GO! Qube contains 8 die shapes that can easily be combined in different ways to make an endless number of block designs.

  • A boxed set of 8 geometric dies that make cutting quilt blocks easy
  • Finished block sizes available: 6”, 8”, 9”, 12”
  • Combine shapes to make 72 block designs

Also included:

  • Dies come packaged in a self-contained case  for easy storage
  • Cutting mat
  • 13 block patterns
  • Getting Started DVD

 

Learn more about the GO! Qube

Just Add Fabric!™

 

 

Topics: GO! Project Tutorials

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