The Quiltmaker’s Butterfly Forest

by Katie on February 16, 2017

Butterflies are the best! In addition to being tiny, living works of art, they make me think of my maternal grandmother who has always loved them. Naturally, when I saw Tiputini, I fell head over heels for it!

I had the pleasure of working with Felicia on The Quiltmaker’s Butterfly Forest cover quilt, Tiputini. What a quilt! I don’t know which part of the quilt I like the most – the checkerboard sashing, the bold, colorful outer boarder, or the intricate floral wreath and butterfly blocks! There is just so much that draws your eye. It’s such an easy quilt to get lost in. *heart eyes*


When the book came along, I was even more thrilled to see Felicia’s beautiful butterflies come to life in a number of different projects. Of course Tiputini tops my favorites list, being made with Island Batik fabrics and all! ๐Ÿ˜‰ A close second is Easy-Breeze Butterflies, a great design in which you can showcase some of your favorite fabrics and practice your free motion quilting skills (so much negative space to play with)! It also calls for a linen blend background fabric which adds so much texture!



If playing with negative space and quilting is your jam, then Butterfly Rising (not pictured) is calling your name! Its dark butterfly silhouettes against a white background and a-symmetrical layout are a “quilter’s dream”, as Felicia’s longarmer Gina points out on page 45. Seriously, you HAVE to see Gina’s amazing work in this quilt!!

If piecing is more your thing, check out Glitzy-Glam Butterflies (also not pictured) with its cheerful butterfly and flower applique shapes and diamond pieced sashing and triangle boarders. Or, if you’re in the mood for a smaller project, the book includes the Twilight Butterfly Pillow and Funky Butterfly Place Mats, both using Felicia’s classic butterfly shapes in different ways.


GIVEAWAY DETAILS: The good folks at C&T are supplying a copy of the book for each of the hop participants to give away (myself included)! Yay! Enter to win via the Rafflecopter widget at the end of the post. You have two ways to enter – by commenting on this blog post and telling me which of the projects in the book you’d most like to make and why and by following me on Insta. :) A winner will be chosen Monday, February 27 and notified via email. Non-US winners will receive e-books instead of printed copies.

Can’t wait to see if you’ve won? You can grab your own copy of this book on the C&T website, or ask if your local quilt shop can bring in a copy for you!

Below you’ll find the full hop schedule. Take a look at the previous posts if you’re just now joining us and be sure to join us for the last few days of the hop with Island Batik, Pat Sloan, and the designer herself, Felicia’s World. Rumor has it Island Batik is giving away some fabric goodies along with a copy of the book!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Quiltmakerโ€™s Butterfly Forest Blog Tour Schedule
Friday February 10th – C&T Publishing
Monday February 13th – Generation Q Magazine
Tuesday February 14th – Michael Miller Fabrics
Wednesday February 15th – Butterfly Threads Quilting
Thursday February 16th – Janome
Friday February 17th – Live Originally (You’re here! :))
Sunday February 19th – Island Batik
Monday February 20th – Pat Sloan
Tuesday February 21st โ€“ Feliciaโ€™s World

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Thanks so much for joining me, and congrats to Felicia on another gorgeous book!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris February 17, 2017 at 12:04 am

I love butterflies so this book will be a must buy for me. All the projects look wonderful.


Pam February 17, 2017 at 8:27 am

I would love to make the quilt that is on the cover, because I love the variety of butterflies and the rich beautiful colors. Thanks for the chance to win, and thanks for your lovely blog!


Diane February 17, 2017 at 8:29 am

I love how it is a blend of traditional & modern! I would give the placemats a go!!


Bea February 17, 2017 at 11:37 am

fun book!


Maryellen McAuliffe February 17, 2017 at 12:49 pm

This is so pretty, and I love the cover quilt. The colors are awesome. I need to make another butterfly quilt.


Allison February 17, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Beautiful placemats – these would brighten up any table (although way tooo pretty to eat off!!!) Thank you for sharing!!


Nancy Myers February 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Oh, these are all lovely. I would definitely choose the placemats. They would add such a lively atmosphere amongst the diners.


Angela Short February 17, 2017 at 7:24 pm

I would like to make the easy breezy butterflies quilt. What a nice book. Thanks for your info. Good luck everyone! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom


Ginger February 17, 2017 at 8:03 pm

I was would make Butterfly Rising because it would be a great addition to my living room


Mom February 18, 2017 at 4:54 pm

Grandma C is a lover of all buttterflies. 93 in April, God willing, and still able to enjoy such delicate displays of God’s handiwork!


kbo February 18, 2017 at 7:03 pm

I’d try the Easy-Breezy Butterflies, ’cause free motion has always been a challenge for me to fill negative space.


Rachell Reilly February 21, 2017 at 9:19 pm

I want to make butterflies with Island Batiks!
I think I’d like to get started in this book with the placemats, then go for the sampler!


Beth T. February 24, 2017 at 9:05 pm

I’d like to start first on Tiputini, perhaps with a dark blue background, although it wouldn’t be an easy choice, since this book is rich with beautiful projects!


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