Modern Monday - Block 53

Block 53 - Butterfly
One of the things I like most about Modern is it's minimalistic quality. I like taking an image down to its most simplest form - but yet, you can identify it in a blink. That's this block to at T. It's two simple shapes - the wings and the body, but you know instantly what it is even though no true butterfly would ever look like this.

Three fabrics are enough - background, the wings and the body. A two-tone body/wing combo would look nice too (for example, dark blue body, light blue wings).
Cut your background square about 7".
Prepare your shapes any way you like and sew them down. Click here for the templates.
I used a zigzag stitch and backspaced as I was sewing to create a casual, "artistic imperfection!" For the body, I used a short straight stitch on the very edge of the shape. After sewing, trim the block to 6 1/2" square.


  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Oct. 08, 2012. Thanks again.


Post a Comment

Popular Posts