Social Butterfly Quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

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! 


  1. 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?

  2. 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!

  3. I think this would look really great in solids, each with black in the center strip area to help make the colors pop.
    brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


    Love the pattern!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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!
    dbrit89828 at aol dot com

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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

  18. 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!!

  19. I like the navy, blue and blue check combo in the pictured quilt–makes the pattern really stand out.
    bjkaup(at)huntel (dot)net

  20. 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.

  21. 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 (-:

  22. 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!

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

  24. 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!

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

  26. 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!

  27. 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!


  28. 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!

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

  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.