Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Social Butterfly Quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique


Hello lovely quilters! We have Vanessa Goertzen today on the Jolly Jabber chatting about her Social Butterfly quilt. With a few fat quarters of your favorite prints (may we suggest, Gooseberry), you can sew up this whimsical flight of fancy. We are absolutely smitten with this quilt and it's so simple to make. 


Want some great tips and tricks to piece the Social Butterfly quilt? Watch Vanessa's video tutorial as she sews her Social Butterfly quilt block.  


We also created quilt kits and backing sets so you can sew up Vanessa's version using her Gooseberry collection for Moda Fabrics.

Oh, and did we mention the Social Butterfly quilt comes in a mini version? How cute!

Vanessa was generous enough to giveaway an autographed Social Butterfly quilt pattern and Social Butterfly Mini pattern to one lucky FQS fan! For a chance to win, let us know in the comment section what your favorite color combination of these butterflies would be. We will announce the winner on November 20, 2015. Thank you so much! 

141 comments:

mightymouse said...

I would use complimentary colours - purple and yellow come to mind. Jann dacbr225@aol.com

Christine said...

All of these summery colours make lovely butterflies. I am intrigued by the multi-pieced wings. Beautiful.
Christine from Ontario

Sherry Riggs said...

I would use soft pinks and greens in memory of my baby granddaughter.

Cotton Blossom said...

I like the Midnight and Sky combo with maybe a Leaf colored body. It's a very happy line. Thanks!

Barbara Bailey said...

Purple, blue and yellow is the first colors that popped in my head.I think those would work perfectly for the butterfly pattern, I can see it now!

Candace said...

Super brights like lime, fuchsia, orange, teal...those would be fun! I'd love to win! I have a baby shower quilt to make for January. This would be perfect! candace2robinson@gmail.com

Gloria Cotten said...

I love the gooseberry comb but would also like it in bright yellows, lime green, and maybe a black midsection.

Sigi G said...

I love the deeper pink with aqua combination. What a special giveaway - Thank You!

Afquilt said...

I love that pink and green butterfly!

Beverly I said...

What a beautiful pattern. I would love to see the butterflies in blues and greens

Rebecca said...

My girls love yellow lately, so yellow with pink or aqua would be lovely. Actually, I would love to see this quilt in Little Miss Sunshine. Wouldn't that be lovely?

Ecochic said...

I think a mint, yellow and pink combo would be lovely.

Erica said...

I think oranges with some black would be interesting. Along the lines of a monarch.

robin said...

Yellow, pink/apricot, & gray are my picks.

Suzanne Adler said...

I think a great color combo would be yellow, orange, and black - maybe a touch of bright lime green too!

Miss Nancy said...

I would use yellows and oranges with a bit of dark brown or the reds and teals together are also great. It has to be something bright and colorful.

Thank you for this chance to win. Have a super great day!

Patti said...

Beautiful butterflies! Purple, blue and lime!

Anonymous said...

Coral and teal for me!

Barbara said...

I would love coral and teal!

Linda L said...

Although they are all beautiful, I would use navy, teal and peach. What a wonderful give away.

cjmont said...

i would lilke navy and aqua color combo.

Kathy said...

blues and purples with a splash of raspberry - yummy

Matercakes said...

I would like red, pink, green, and Aqua. Thank you for this give away..great pattern for quilty gifts.

Susan said...

Corals and teals! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Libby said...

What a beautiful quilt...........I love the light pink and mint green combination. Thanks for a wonderful opportunity to win!!!!!





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Nita said...

I,d choose soft spring colours...corals and greens and yellows.

Terry said...

I'd love to see it in Christmas colors…red, green and gold!
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Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love pieced butterflies!! I would make my quilt multicolor with a lean toward the warm colors.

Barb N said...

I'd go with Monarch colors of orange, black, a touch of yellow and white. My favorite!

Karen said...

My favorite butterfly is the Swallowtail, so I would use yellows and blacks.

gail said...

I'd love to use a dark blue, bright green and yellow.

Brandy Pettit said...

I think this would look really great in solids, each with black in the center strip area to help make the colors pop.
~Brandy
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Marcia Elliott said...

I would make this butterfly in orange and yellow with bright pink dots.

Marcia E.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I like a butterfly made of red,aqua and navy!

Danette Stankovich said...

I think I would make the body red or pink and the wings shades of teal. So cute! peterstankovich@comcast.net

Gill said...

pink and orange!

klh said...

I love them all but I think the blue combo (light, medium & dark) is my favorite.

amy tanner said...

I love the blues, and I love the all rose/pinks, but my favorites is the rose with the blue floral in the middle. it just adds a little bit of peaceful loveliness. I love all the butterflies they are all so pretty.

Hildy said...

Brown for the body (Tiger Lily by Heather Ross butterflies) and all colors of the rainbow for the wings:-)

suesinger said...

I like any of the ones with bright red

Sandy Hembree said...

It would have be pink and lime green. Can't think of a better combination for butterflies.

Beth said...

I would have to use my favorite colors: pink and purple for the majorty, thenjoy add in some that are turquoise and yellow, mand maybe put the colors in different combinations.

Beth

Love the pattern!

Sharon Janssen said...

I would love to experiment with blues and black like the blue morpho butterfly.

Becky S. said...

I would make a pink, aqua and green butterfly. Thanks for the chance to win. I love watching Vanessa's
video tutorials.

Lynda said...

I would like to play with oranges, reds, pinks with a bit of black thrown in - my grandaughters want pink and purple and my grandson votes for blue and green.....It would be fun to make several of these, stitch together in a long row for a valance for the kiddos bedrooms.

Roseanna Jakubowski said...

I think it would be beautiful in black, oranges, yellows to resemble Monarch butterflies. The idea brought to mind a memory of watching a huge group of Monarchs passing through my yard migrating. Thank you for the chance to win.

Shirley said...

I think this butterfly quilt in blue, lavender and some pink would be awesome.
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Tish said...

I love the gooseberry pink and green color combination!

lindawwww said...

I'd like to make pastel butterflies - soft pinks, green, blues and yellows.

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Maureen said...

I would love it in yellows and black. Thanks for the opportunity.

Diana said...

blues and greens. thanks!

Susan said...

Blues or fall colors.

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Tinliz said...

What a fun pattern. I would use bright scrappy colors.
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Cathy G said...

I like the red-pink-tourquoise one. I am currently intrigued by orange and teal so would probably use that combination. Love the pattern!

Karen Caves said...

My favorite color combo lately is red, pink, and light green.
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Pamela said...

Blue and Yellow are a nice sunny combination!

Jessica China said...

I love the green pink and blue in the mini quilt!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful quilt! If I were making a butterfly quilt I think I'd use the 30's fabrics...also called Auntie Grace? Vintage, soft, and pretty.
Debbie
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Anonymous said...

I think pinks and purples would be very pretty. But honestly I would probably do it very scrappy from my stash. It's a really cute pattern! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!
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Michele said...

Since we were blessed to witness several monarchs from larva to adult, I'd have to try a monarch version. But after that, I would like to try jewel tones. And after that, more springy colors.

Anonymous said...

Navy & coral with a little mint thrown in! julia at byu dot net

Vicki H said...

I think oranges and yellows would be great.

bdaiss said...

Navy and green! Love all these color combos though!

Amy Harward said...

I love navy, pink, and aqua!

Anonymous said...

I am loving aqua, yellow, and pink for these! I love them and so would my daughter! Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

I love the aquas and pinks - just reminds me of spring/summer when we see all the pretty butterflies. Thanks so much for the chance to win ;)
Debby E
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Lorraine said...

I love the one with dark pink, light pink, and aqua, but I could also see it in red, navy, and green . . . or maybe a monarch butterfly with orange, yellow, and black.

Jenny said...

I love them all but if I had to choose, I can't go past the delicate pastels that make the butterflies seem even lighter and fragile.

Rosa said...

For me blue,white and yellow would be great.

Kirsten said...

I would love to use greens and blues to make butterflies like the Dunk Island butterfly from Australia!

June said...

I love all the colours in Gooseberry and think this pattern suits it's beautifully.

Annie said...

Love these! My daughter is obsessed with rainbows right now, so I think I would have to make butterflies in every color of the rainbow!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

As much as it looks great in gooseberry, I'd have to go with the purples, navy's, and aquas in tucker prairie. That collection is on my must have list!!!!

Cheryl Forward said...

Hi thanks for the opportunity to win, I love the three blue version:-) but also love the mini version decisions decisions :-))

RobynnF said...

I like the one butterfly with the dark pink, light pink and blue so that would be a combination I would choose.

Suzanne Anderson said...

I like the pink red and aqua one.

Claudia Moss said...

Pink and green!!!!

Liberata said...

I love the navy and aqua combination in the blog, so that would be my first-choice color combination.

Susan Stanton said...

I would make the quilt in rainbow colors. I love using all the colors in a rainbow.

Diane Beavers said...

Coral, seaglass, turquoise.

Karen said...

I would like aqua, red, and navy. Or maybe aqua, red, and white on a navy background.

Chriss said...

I think I would make my butterfly in Batiks. nice bright jewel tones. Reds, Blues. This butterfly is really gorgeous.

Bilko Parker said...

I would use bright cheery colours of yellows reds blues greens and white, so it would look like they were flying through a field of wild flowers. Thank you. Guida

Janet Carrano said...

Black, oranges, gold, and cream like the ones that grace my bushes in the spring and summer.

scottylover said...

I love the traditional monarch colors-orange, brown and black.

Sandy A

Billy'sgirl said...

I love the one done in shades of pink! Pink is my favorite color, and the color of the walls in my sewing room.

Kathy E. said...

My first butterfly would be brightly adorned in purple, hot pink and lime green!

Sherry Fram said...

I would do a butterflesw in purple and yellow, pink and green, blue and orange, and red and black.

Jane Sprague said...

I wouldn't change a thing! The "Gooseberry" fabrics on the white background are just perfect!

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I love the colors of purple and turquoise together. Love the pattern.

QuiltingGrandma said...

Love the Gooseberry colors! Thanks for the giveaway.

Janan Doster said...

I love the delicate pieced wings of the butterfly. I would use bright pinks, lime greens, and lots of orange colors in my fabrics!
I would love to stitch this pattern!!

Anonymous said...

I like the navy, blue and blue check combo in the pictured quilt--makes the pattern really stand out.
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Amy DeCesare said...

I would love to make a beautiful butterfly using turquoise and gold fabrics.

debbymom said...

Monarch colors of black and orange (scrappy) throughout blending to grays and golds. Maybe it will look like moths ... but my husband would love it.

Joyful Quilter said...

It's such a cute pattern - all the block colors are wonderful - but pink and green are my favorites.

GranChris said...

I like the coral and teal. Very cute pattern.

Carol said...

I like the colors in the Mini quilt: pink, green, aqua and red.

Linda Page said...

So pretty! I don't know why but I'm thinking orange or coral, pinks and yellows and maybe some white or off white. I'd love to win and try it out (-:

mario san diego said...

I would pick Monarch butterflies- black and orange!
Carol S.
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Farm Quilter said...

Purple and teal!

Miggsie said...

I'd love to do these butterflies in purple and orange!

Jen Barnard said...

I think blue, green and purple batiks would look great.
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Carol said...

What a cute quilt! I am thinking of yellows and oranges--the brightness would be lovely. Of course, lots of color combinations would work. I like your color choices too. Thanks for the give-away!

Cheryl S said...

Such a happy quilt. I'd use pastels in yellow, blue and coral with accents in gray.

PBee said...

Darling! I would try navy, lime, and teal with a dab of coral/orange! Thank you

Janie said...

Purple and yellows. I so need to work on modern quilting color combinations. Her quilt is lovely. Thank you for the inspiration.

Catsi Ne.w said...

Dark purple background and an assortment of orange, black and red for the wings. Like the "Monarch" butterfly!

ferne said...

I love this pattern! I would have a hard time deciding on a color for my butterfly so I'm sure I would have to make many combinations and each would be my favorite at the moment!

Mary Ann said...

Love this pattern! I would use many combinations of color because butterflies come in many colors!

Rebecca said...

I have a new adopted grandbaby that would look darling under the pinks and greens. thank you. sewfabrics@outlook.com

Tobey said...

I would like to try yellow and black geometric prints. Love the pattern, and love your Gooseberry line.

Rebecca in Cali said...

Beautiful quilt! I would make all the butterflies in black, white and shades of gray except for one in bright colors that would really pop.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Melanie said...

I would choose aqua, navy, pink, and white!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a beautiful butterfly!! Gooseberry has so many pretty combinations of colors. I'd use some pinks and purples, the favorite colors of a friend who I know would love a mini. Both her birthday and Christmas are the same month, this would make a great gift!

Awesome giveaway!

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DebrafromMD said...

My favorite is the pink and green.

Annica Isaksson said...

Purple and green, my favourite colours!

Laura Riley said...

I would use bright colors of blue, pink, purple, mint green for the butterflies. Cute pattern!

Natureluvr57 said...

Purple and yellow would be lovely

canStampada said...

I'd love to change it up a notch since it's all square corners and 1) use camo colors in 'desert storm camo' shades of tan & brown with green. 2) use animal (tiger colors) prints and fussy cut the face & eyes so the butterfly shape has the face of the tiger with eyes in each of the wings, ears at the edges and nose in black becomes body of the butterfly .... just make it a more 'masculine' butterfly. 3) use irridescent/sparkly colors on a black background and make some throw pillows!

Anonymous said...

Greens and purples would be my choice! Love the mini version :) Thanks for the giveaway~ Juls mathrun1 at yahoo dot com

Maria Zook said...

I would love the quilt in any of the Bonnie and Camille collections. I really like the block.

Diane' said...

coral, sage and teal for my daughter

OhioLori said...

Ooooh I LOOOOVE these Butterflies! Beautiful quilt!! I have some "Marmalade" fabrics...these would be perfect for me to use!

suzanprincess said...

I would use deep, bright colors--purple and golden yellow and deep red and some accents of greens and teals to start. I like to add in what feels right when I see it.

Catherine Cook said...

I would use a rainbow of fabric colors.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I find it difficult to choose as anything bright (like the Gooseberry range) would work with this butterfly pattern. I confess a fondness for pink and girly.

Nancy Coburn said...
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Nancy Coburn said...

Oh my gosh!!! I would love the butterflies made up in a variety of purple, yellows, greens and a little orange and teal for good measure! I would use either bright rich colors, or soft lovely pastels. I think this pattern would be wonderful in either, or maybe even both. Hugs, Nancy Jo

Mary Jane Link said...

I would love the combination of black and orange with a low volume text, it would be very similar to the butterflies in our back yard.

Eleanor said...


I so love these butterflies; my friend lost her 16 yr old daughter in a car accident. she always says " a butterfly is savior that Sarah is here" This would be a gorgeous gift... I would do Teals, Yellows and Greys... Just Beautiful.

Naomi said...

I love this quilt in Gooseberry with the happy pinks and greens but I think this quilt would also look amazing in browns/blacks and oranges with a cream background for a nice fall monarch feel. Or for a really different look, maybe even light colored butterflies on a dark background for something a bit more like moths at night (you could even throw in some embellishments with glow in the dark thread, maybe antennae or wing quilting) made with the mini block and set similarly to the pinwheels in the Shuffle Quilt.

Marianne said...

I'd use my blue and green scraps to make the butterflies. I love the pattern and the fact that the butterflies are large!

Elaine K said...

Love pink and coral with a touch of blue!

Lynn B said...

I see purple, teal, black, and yellow for my butterflies. Love this pattern!

pharmgirl75 said...

I think this would be striking in black and yellow, like a tiger butterfly.

Sherry said...

I love the colors you have used. I am going through my teal, red, peach and green faze and don't mind adding a little navy blue too.

carolann said...

I love the blues and off whites for the block. carolann427@aol.com

Jessica Malcolm said...

Mint, watermelon, white, teal and....hmm Im not sure yet!! But if let me check my stash :)

Debbie said...

I would have to use purples. For my purple loving girls!!!!

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zaney said...

Hmmm... I think a turquoise and orange combination will be lovely. Thanks!