Every year when the weather turns cold, the peacock butterfly finds a cozy bed inside a hollow tree. There she naps for months at a time, with her wings wrapped around her body like a quilt.
At the first sign of spring she emerges, wonderfully refreshed and ready to flutter! (Add a tiny sewing machine and a stack of pretty precuts, and I’d call that the perfect winter!)
This week Jenny is stitching up a new butterfly quilt using a border print and layer cake from the beautiful Elysian collection by Jason Yenter for In the Beginning Fabrics.
She starts with pieced basket blocks and adds easy applique handles. The quilt is finished with a sprinkling of butterfly blocks, a cheater cloth backing, and that gorgeous butterfly border.
No matter the weather, these butterflies will keep you snug as a bug for many years to come!