For Around the block 2, I've picked a butterfly block that I noticed on Flickr, but it was pretty new to everyone. I've put together a tutorial for it, and I apologise for my late and night dodgy photo's, but I hope you get the idea.
From your red fabric cut 2 x 2⅝ inch squares , cut 1 x 2⅜ inch square and from your white fabric cut 3 x 2⅜ inch squares
Cut your red and white 2⅜ inch squares in half diagonally
Mark the centre of a white triangle and the centre of your red 2⅝ inch square. Match the marks and sew carefully not to stretch the bias triangle. Repeat on the opposite side of the square.
Press the seams towards the dark fabric and trim off the "ears" (photo taken on a bad angle - the square isn't wonky like it looks!)
Repeat with another white fabric triangle and a red fabric triangle. Press and trim the fabric "ears"
Repeat to make the second block.
Match the seams and sew the two blocks together to form the bottom half of the butterfly. I found it easier to press the centre seam open.
From your pink fabric and your white fabric, cut a 4” inch square. Cut these in half diagonally to and sew a pink fabric triangle to a white fabric triangle to make two half square triangles as shown. I trimmed my blocks down to 3½ square.
Sew the blocks together to make the top half of the butterfly. Press the seam open.
Matching the centre seams, sew the top and bottom butterfly sections together. Press
From your white fabric cut 2 x 1½ x 6½ inch rectangle and 2 x 1½ x 8½ inch rectangle. Sew a 1½ x 6½ inch rectangle to each side of the butterfly block. Press. Sew a 1½ x 8½ inch rectangle to the top and bottom of the block. Press
Using a fadeaway pen or light fine pencil, draw the butterflies antennae. Stitch with 2 strands of dmc thread and finish with a french knot.
A finished butterfly block!