Butterfly quilts are still much sought after and beautifully popular. As symbols of re-birth and metamorphosis, we are drawn to their symbolic imagery of awakening to a new life, new opportunities and the chance to be 'born again' into all that we wish and dream we might become.
I have been collecting free butterfly quilt patterns for some time, and was motivated by the beautiful butterfly quilts at the 2008 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon to combine those quilt photographs with my free butterfly quilt patterns collection.
Free Patterns: Butterfly Quilts
Butterfly Quilt:filled with colorful butterflies & easy to follow pattern by Janel Lyles.Download Instructions Click here to download a .pdf.
Bug's on Parade: A collection of butterflies, bees, lady bugs and dragonflies.
Colorful Butterfly: easy butterfly block
Another Easy Butterfly: quick and easy butterfly block.
Batik Butterflies with a hint of an Amish look.
Butterfly Quilt Block Pattern: jiffy instructions from McCalls.
Jewel Butterfly Quilt Pattern :one applique shape, embellished with embroidery
Fluttering Butterfly: quilt block that is great for the beginner.
Twelve Butterfly Quilt Patterns:Calico butterflies, flutterflies, mini butterflies, spring butterfly.
Butterfly BlockTutorial by Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts
Charming Butterfly Blocks by Ferne
Foundation Pieced Butterfly Block
Jewel Butterfly Quilt Pattern
Paper Pieced fun:
ALL A FLUTTER
Ruby Short McKim Butterfly
Ruby Short McKim Paper Pieced Butterfly
Wedge Butterfly Circle
Zen Garden Butterfly: free butterfly quilt pattern courtesy of Jane Sassaman
Photo: © Leigh BeischProject excerpted from Whip Up Mini Quilts:
Butterfly Quilt, free pattern by Alex Anderson (including a butterfly template) for the Always & Forever collection at P&B Textiles.
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Butterfly quilts from the 2008 Sisters Quilt Show
My other posts on this quilt show:
"Gyotaku" Fish Quilts
Sisters Oregon Quilt Show
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2008 Photos
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