Metamorphosis Quilt - "Autumn Bliss"

A few months ago I had the random idea to create a Metamorphosis quilt. It's been over 2 years since I released the pattern, so I've been itching to revisit it. I actually forgot how QUICK this pattern is until I had a finished quilt top after 2 days of working on it! It makes the perfect easy weekend project so I definitely recommend it if you're wanting to crank something out for a birthday, baby shower or last minute gift!

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We designed a bundle this summer in anticipation for our first fall season living in the mountains. We called it Autumn Bliss and it celebrates some nature motifs with a rustic and autumn-y feel. Burnt oranges and dusty blues...but then I added in a pop of lime green and pink to brighten everything up. Its a fun combination and it fit the bill perfectly for what I needed for this pattern!

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Metamorphosis uses one FQ for each butterfly. Since I had 12 FQs, I made the throw size, which is 55" x 68". The thing that I really love about this pattern is that the fabrics are left intact for the butterfly wings. If you have a group of fabrics that you love and you don't want to slice it up into tiny pieces....this pattern is PERFECT for displaying large cuts of your favorite prints!

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For the background, I used Kona Natural...a more creamy ivory shade. The butterfly bodies are Kona Roasted Pecan. And for the main fabrics I used (from top to bottom):  

    1. Sugar in Saddle - RSS
    2. North Star Shine - AGF
    3. Add it Up in Melon - RSS
    4. Keeping Watch Mist - AGF
    5. Hillside Gust - AGF
    6. Seasonal Bouquet Hay - AGF
    7. Trouvaille Routes Sparkler - AGF
    8. Collected Stems Bright - AGF
    9. Woodcut Sunrise - AGF
    10. Brooks Mew - AGF
    11. Blue Slate Stripe - RSS
    12. Add it Up in Blue Slate - RSS

    We have these fabrics in a FQ bundle in our shop!

    RSS = Ruby Star Society; AGF = Art Gallery Fabrics

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    I've had some questions about the difficulty level of this quilt and originally I said that if you've sewn with curves at least once this is a good fit. But really I think this is also a good one even if you've never tried curves before. There some wiggle room in the pattern, so you'll trim the block after sewing. Also, the pattern includes a link to a You Tube video with step-by-step instructions for this block. It's really not as hard as it seems!

    And as I was making this quilt, I filmed a few short Instagram reels of the cutting and sewing process. Like I said, it's a fun project that's a nice change of pace. It's nice to mix things up and use new skills. Thankfully, since it's been so long since I've sewn curves, it was really like riding a bike! 

     

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    I sent this quilt to Sara of Stitch Lab Quilting for it's longarm beauty treatment. I've been on a "Behold" panto kick lately (designed by Jess of Longarm League) and for this quilt especially, it reminded me of butterfly wings. Match made in heaven!

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    For the backing, I wanted the quilt to keep a "woodsy" vibe, so I went with Menagerie Onyx, which we have in our shop! These little faces are just so fun!!

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    Then for the binding, I went with Backroads Umber. Another go-to favorite of mine. We have it in the shop as well!

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    I'm so glad I decided to make this quilt on a whim. It's brought me a lot of joy this fall. I hope it does the same for you!

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