I have used a cream on cream spot pattern in a six and half inch block which will make a twelve and a half inch finished block.
If you want to make a nine butterfly quilt top you should cut thirtysix blocks.
Then you need to decide the colours for the butterfly wings, they can be any combination of colours, I would recommend at least three different patterns/colours but you can any combination or amount you choose. For these ones I have used some of my hand dyed cottons.
Then you can cut the middle and smallest wings.
There is no need to use a template as each wing can be cut in a slightly different shape as you can see below
Then you can start sewing them to the back ground blocks as shown...
Then you can trim them down
You should then start to match up the sets of wings...
For every two blocks you add wings to you should have two plain
Decide what colour you want your body to be...