This makes a 12" x 13" block, and is regular piecing and appliqué! ! 

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

 

 

Sew together pairs of side and top/bottom wing sections right sides together along the indicated seam using a scant 1/4" seam allowance...

 

 

Next, pin the paired sections together to meet in the center of the block. Using your choice of appliqué methods, appliqué the sections to the background rectangle. If desired you may clip off the very tips of the wing sections where they meet to reduce bulk under the butterfly body. Be sure the part you clip will be covered by the body!

 

 

Now pin on and appliqué the body section. Using black floss and an outline stitch, embroider on antennae. If desired you may also blanket stitch around the butterfly wings...and you are done! Trim your back ground square to be at least 1/4" larger than the butterfly on all sides...

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Aug 17 2004   Marcia Hohn

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