Several people have asked where I got the pattern. It came from a book called 365 Foundation Quilt Blocks by Linda Causee. I can't remember if I bought this book used from Half Price Books or if I got it new from Amazon.
This author has lots of books out on paper piecing or foundation piecing (same thing). Some of the patterns in the book above are really easy and some are harder - like the butterfly. Well, not harder really, just more time consuming.
Here is my butterfly:
Once you have that done, you can make copies in any size you want.
I've taken several paper piecing classes so that I could learn different ways of paper piecing. I want to be able to do the easiest one - :)
I think my way is the easiest that I've seen so far although I didn't make it up or anything. I learned in a class at a local quilt shop and she used a Carol Doak pattern of a heart to teach the class. Our teacher was great and gave us lots of tips. Ironically, she was not a quilter. She just loved paper piecing and used her blocks in other ways. She had a tiny pin on the day of the class - it was about 1.5 inches square of the American flag. It was incredible how tiny it was.
Would anyone be interested in a paper piecing tutorial? I think I'll try to get one going this week.