I included this block in my Splendid Sampler quilt because I came across the pattern while working on the Sampler and it delighted me. I added a little extra framing to make it the right size, since the pattern has the blocks finishing at 5″ instead of the 6″ needed for the Sampler. I love how bright and cheerful it is!
When I quilted it, I wanted to use shapes inside the wings that look like butterfly spots, so I chose teardrops with nested loops inside. Outside the butterfly, I quilted swirls to look like air or wind. I echoed close to the butterfly to make the shape stand out. Finally, I quilted inside the edges of the yellow frame and diagonally at each corner.