Layer Cake quilts Lollipop Garden Fabric

The Home Stretch

Time to start stitching those blocks into a quilt-top for the #ButterflyPatchQAL. There’s a beautiful, collective kaleioscope of butterflies coming together, have you taken a look under the hashtag? It’s glorious. I hope you’ve had as much fun as I have.

Butterfly Patch quilt PDF pattern. Scrappy butterfly pattern made with a layer cake. Fabric is Lollipop Garden by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

Before I left on vacation, I got my top back from my wonderful friend and quilter, Allison Black at AB Quilting Studio. She used this beautiful pantograph from Leisha Farnsworth called Squareception. Such a cool design Allison is sponsoring our prize for this final stage of the contest–free longarm quilting of the winner’s Butterfly Patch quilt. Make sure you are following her acct @abquiltingstudio on Instagram and Facebook to be eligible.

Butterfly Patch quilt

For this part of the quilt along, you don’t have to finish your quilt–just post a photo of the quilt-top coming together and don’t forget to use the hashtag #ButterflyPatchQAL. Here’s my assembly photo, and as you may notice, I deviated quite a bit from my original pattern instructions. I made 44 extra patchwork blocks (using 2 Layer Cakes instead of 1) for a scrappy patchwork border. It doesn’t complicate the quilt-top assembly at all! Sew extra blocks at the top/bottom of each column, then make two extra columns (13 blocks each) for the sides.

Have you spotted the layout mistake in this picture? Don’t worry, I did eventually figure it out, after the columns were sewn together, of course. Thank heavens for seam rippers! So yes, please double check your layout before you sew it together. 


  1. Little Quiltsong

    June 17, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Lol!! I too had to check and double check the photo as I assembled my blocks. So glad it was noticed before you got it quilted. Beautiful outer border with all the lovely extra blocks!!

  2. Tracie @ Riceford Streams

    June 17, 2019 at 6:16 am

    I love your additions to create the border blocks. Thanks for sharing the idea so it’ll cover a bed.

  3. Monica

    June 17, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Beautiful! I would have loved to sew along but already had too much in the works.

  4. Bear Creek Quilting Company

    June 20, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    So glad I am not the only one that lays out my designs on the floor. Love your quilting design!

  5. Janan Doster

    June 30, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Beautiful quilt………and those stacks of fabric are much too neat….

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