Block #36~Friday, September 7

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Butterflies are know to be the symbol for happiness, life, and love. I read that butterflies also represent life celebrations such as weddings.
Next month, I will be attending the wedding of my youngest son. My daughter-in-law is a beautiful person. Our family really has something to celebrate.
The block for September 7 represents my anticipation and excitement about the wedding.

After viewing the photo that I posted, I could see that the hexagon is off. I will have to do some repair work.
Block #36~ Friday, September 7
Background: Sky blue 100% cotton; white and red polka-dot backing
Technique: origami fabric butterfly, FMQ

Fabric Butterfly Origami

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
Rabindranath Tagore

What do you do with 4.5″x6″ scraps? You make origami fabric butterflies!
I found this great free pattern by Michelle Roberts at CreativeBlonde. The instructions have photos to help guide, but I have so much trouble with following diagrams without seeing someone do it. So, I found some different videos on youtube to help me with direction.

This was the first one I made, and it took forever for me to understand the directions. After viewing tutorials, and studying Michelle’s photos, I was able to make three more. I finally got the hang of it by the time I made the fifth one.
Now, what do you do with fabric origami butterflies?
Make Tissue Pouches!
Next month, there will be a wedding in my family. I am known for getting emotional…so I made some tissue pouches. I call them Butterfly Booger pouches.

Then I made a butterfly head band and some hair clips for my granddaughter.