The original pattern is called Summer’s Aflutter by Janet Jones Worley from the August 2001 issue of McCall’s Quilting. During Bonnie Hunter’s lecture, she suggested taking a quilt from your “someday” list and sewing it as a leaders and enders project. I thought that was a really good idea.
I’ve liked this pattern since the first time I saw it, but didn’t care for the squares with the butterfly appliqués. The geometric pattern created by the blocks intrigued me, and I wanted to play with changing out the butterfly blocks to see what that did to the look of the quilt.
I also changed some of the borders, which changed the quilt size and shape. I wanted to keep it small so I could make multiple variations quickly, if that’s what I decide to do.
Thanks to Bonnie for a great suggestion to get those quilting ideas into fabric.