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Briefly: Strips make up an easy to assemble background with large applique flowers arranged around it
Designer: Ruth Blanchet
Finished Size: 24" x 28"
Skill Level: Intermediate
Techniques: Applique

Large applique flowers in shades of orange display a wonderful array of color on a patchwork background made from 2 1/2" strips. The color wash background enhances the bright flowers which are machine blanket stitched over top. A free-motion butterfly finishes off the design nicely. We give a step by step guide with video to make the butterfly.



  • EIGHT 2 1/2" strips from fabrics ranging from light green or cream to medium/dark green
  • SEVEN 2 1/2" strips from fabrics ranging from light blue or tan to medium/dark blue
  • ONE 1" strip WOF (width of fabric) light brown
  • ONE 1" strip WOF dark brown
  • 1/2 yd green for outer border




  • 6-8 fat eighths yellow and orange fabrics for flowers
  • Scraps of black for flower centers and brown for stem
  • 1-2 fat eighths of green for leaves

1/2 - 3/4 yd fusible webbing Note: Use a light-weight fusible webbing that can easily be stitched through. 
Batting & backing fabric at least 4" larger than quilt size
1/4 yd Binding Fabric
Machine embroidery thread to match applique fabrics (yellow, orange, green, black & brown)
Neutral thread for piecing & quilting thread
Sewing machine and accessories
General quilting supplies such as rotary cutter, mat and rulers
Instructions are included to make your own butterfly; requires small amounts of fusible webbing, stabilizer, fabric scraps & thread OR one 5" Butterfly motif 
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