Kathleen Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden is a 6-color, 6-fabric quilt in a horizontal setting. It measures 72 x 72 inches. Originally I used a pastel palette for the quilt but then decided that butterflies and flowers are usually much more colorful. I switched from Northcott’s Toscana line to their Artisan Spirit Shimmer Collection for this quilt.

This design uses the Inklingo 3″ Drunkards Path Collection. I colored the blocks in EQ7 with fabrics from several Artisan Spirit Shimmer collections by Northcott.

I have a few cousins named Kathleen in my Canadian Duthie and McEvoy lines. There are a lot more Katherines and Katherinas [thanks to some German lines] than Kathleens in my family tree. No Kathleen story to share though as there are none are in my direct lines.

I love playing around with Drunkards Path units turning and twisting them to make new designs. This block is not original but it is uncommon—Like the Kathleens in my family tree.

[WordPress updated their editor and I have to say, I DON’T LIKE IT!! I gave up in frustration trying to post tables copied from MSWord last week. I’m determined to catch up in my A to Z Challenge posts—frustration or not. It’s going to take a lot of chocolate…]

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Kathleen
Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden

72 x 72 inches

The large flowers in the border would be good for machine applique.

20255M-5920255M-59 Shimmer Yellow

20257M-5920257M-59 Shimmer Orange

20257M-2720257M-27 Shimmer Pink

20257M-8320257M-83 Shimmer Purple

20258M-6320258M-63 Shimmer Dark Green

20254M-6820254M-68 Shimmer Blue

Purchase and download:

cover-DP-3-inch-115Inklingo 3” Drunkards Path Collection


Drunkards Path Design Book


The Inklingo Handbook

cheat-sheet
Cheat Sheet

(Download from website
or print from collection)

For more information about Inklingo, click here.

Copy the information below to a printed Cheat Sheet.
To figure fabric yardage, see the section “Planning a Quilt” in the Inklingo collection.

Fabric

Yardage

Shape

# of Shapes

Cut & Print

Page # in shape collection

Fabric 1
Yellow

B Layout 1 18 1] 5.5 x 14.5″ &
1] 5.5 x 11.75″
3″ DP: 12 & 13
D Square 9 1] 7.5 x 11.25″ &
1] 4 x 11.25″[Can also cut these from 3.5″ strips rather than printing]
3″ DP: 18 & 19
Outer Petals
[7 Flowers]
28 Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden Applique PDF //
Inner Petals
[7 Flowers]
28 Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden Applique PDF //

Fabric 2
Orange

B Layout 1 18 1] 5.5 x 14.5″ &
1] 5.5 x 11.75″
3″ DP: 12 & 13
D Square 9 1] 7.5 x 11.25″ &
1] 4 x 11.25″[Can also cut these from 3.5″ strips rather than printing]
3″ DP: 18 & 19
Outer Petals
[7 Flowers]
28 Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden Applique PDF //
Inner Petals
[7 Flowers]
28 Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden Applique PDF //

Fabric 3
Pink

B Layout 1 18 1] 5.5 x 14.5″ &
1] 5.5 x 11.75″
3″ DP: 12 & 13
D Square 9 1] 7.5 x 11.25″ &
1] 4 x 11.25″[Can also cut these from 3.5″ strips rather than printing]
3″ DP: 18 & 19
Outer Petals
[7 Flowers]
28 Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden Applique PDF //
Inner Petals
[7 Flowers]
28 Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden Applique PDF //

Fabric 4
Purple

B Layout 1 18 1] 5.5 x 14.5″ &
1] 5.5 x 11.75″
3″ DP: 12 & 13
D Square 9 1] 7.5 x 11.25″ &
1] 4 x 11.25″[Can also cut these from 3.5″ strips rather than printing]
3″ DP: 18 & 19
Outer Petals
[7 Flowers]
28 Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden Applique PDF //
Inner Petals
[7 Flowers]
28 Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden Applique PDF //

Fabric 5
Dark Green

B Layout 1 144 14] 5.5 x 14.5″ &
1] 5.5 x 6”
3″ DP: 12 & 13
C 9 4] 7 x 13.75″&
1] 7 x 7.25″
3″ DP: 16 & 17
Leaves 112 Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden Applique PDF //
Flower Centers 28 Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden Applique PDF //
Binding Strips 8 strips // //

Fabric 6
Blue

A Layout 1 216 36] 5.5 x 11.25″ 3″ DP: 8 & 9
B Layout 1 36 3] 5.5 x 14.5″ &
1] 5.5 x 9″
3″ DP: 12 & 13
D Squares 36 6] 7.5 x 11.25″
[Can also cut these from 3.5″ strips rather than printing]
3″ DP: 18 & 19
Border Strips 4
Cut length of fabric to avoid piecing
9.5″ wide [Minimum width as some like to add extra for shrinkage in applique] //

Want to check my math? The Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden Math PDF is here.

 Quilt blocks are pictured on the Math PDF.

You can also use the information above to make this quilt using 3″ Drunkards Path Templates. Check the Store tab in my blog header under Rulers for Drunkards Path Template Sets.

Be sure to check my Along a Crooked Path Pinterest board for more quilty Drunkards Path inspiration!

Additional Colorways

Kathleen1 recolor
Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden

Recolor 1

Should the background be the sky or the ground?
Substituting a light green for the blue background.

20254M-67
20254M-67 Shimmer Light Green

Kathleen2 recolor
Kathleen’s Butterfly Garden

Recolor 2

This is the original pastel version

9020-51 Toscana Buttercup9020-51 Toscana Buttercup

9020-57 Toscana Salmon9020-57 Toscana Salmon

9020-262 Toscana Lip Gloss9020-262 Toscana Lip Gloss

9020-221 Toscana Make Me Blush9020-221 Make Me Blush

9020-720 Toscana Granny Smith9020-720 Granny Smith

9020-60 Toscana Reflection9020-60 Reflection

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Inklingo Drunkards Path Video

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How to Rotary Cut Curves Inklingo Video

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Sewing Curves Without Pins

This is how I sew curves. (I dislike pinning!) I use a 3M Command Strip pasted along the side of my presser foot to help as a guide also. You need to be sure to use your 1/4″ presser foot if you are going to use a Command Strip as a guide. When I am done sewing curves, the Command Strip removes easily from my machine bed.

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