Sunday, August 03, 2008

Butterfly Quilts + Free Butterfly Quilt Patterns





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 Garden Quilt Pattern

Butterfly Quilt:filled with colorful butterflies & easy to follow pattern by Janel Lyles.Download Instructions Click here to download a .pdf.


B is for Butterfly:



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.


May 2001 Block
Batik Butterflies with a hint of an Amish look.



Butterfly Block
Butterfly Quilt Block Pattern: jiffy instructions from McCalls.



Jewel Butterfly Quilt Pattern :one applique shape, embellished with embroidery


Fluttering by Butterfly quilt block

Fluttering Butterfly: quilt block that is great for the beginner.

Twelve Butterfly Quilt Patterns:Calico butterflies, flutterflies, mini butterflies, spring butterfly.



Butterfly Applique
Applique Butterfly


Butterflies, Wonky Free Piecing Tutorial by Lynne of the Patcherie Menagerie


Butterfly BlockTutorial by Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts



Charming Butterfly Blocks by Ferne



Flutterflies

Foundation Pieced Butterfly Block

Jewel Butterfly Quilt Pattern

Mariposa Reina



Paper Pieced fun:

ALL A FLUTTERJust Flutterin quilt top
Just Flutterin
quilt pattern


Ruby Short McKim Butterfly
Ruby Short McKim Paper Pieced Butterfly

Spring Butterfly

Vintage Butterfly

Wedge Butterfly Circle

Zen Garden Butterfly: free butterfly quilt pattern courtesy of Jane Sassaman

http://www.freeapplique.com/applique.data/shapes/butterflypattern3.jpg

Butterfly Pattern
Butterfly Pattern
Butterfly Pattern




Butterfly Pattern




Butterfly Pattern
http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/fluttering-by-butterfly-quilt-block.htm



http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/fluttering-by-butterfly-quilt-block.htm
Quilt Blocks Image Gallery

See more pictures of quilt blocks.
©2007 Publications International, Ltd. The Fluttering Butterfly quilt block is
http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Home/Crafts/DIY-Decor-Miniature-Applique-Quilt.html
-- DIY Decor: Miniature Appliqué Quilt
Photo: © Leigh Beisch
Project 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.


Butterfly

Butterfly







shown at top of post:
Butterfly quilts from the 2008 Sisters Quilt Show
My other posts on this quilt show:
"Gyotaku" Fish Quilts
Jane Sassaman
Sisters Oregon Quilt Show
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2008 Photos


Links:


Free Patterns: Butterfly Quilts :

Butterfly Circle: brilliant butterfly done in a circular pattern.
Butterfly Quilt: filled with colorful butterflies & easy to follow pattern.
Butterfly Quilt: from JoAnn Fabric, giant butterfly play quilt patern.
Stained Glass Butterfly: mostly foundation paper pieced.
Hopi Butterfly Quilt Block: beautiful butterfly design template for a quilt block.
Bug's on Parade: a collection of butterflies, bees, lady bugs and dragonflies.
Butterfly Quilt Pattern: try making this one in 30's reproduction prints.
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 : applique idea, embellished with embroidery
Fluttering Butterfly: quilt block that is great for the beginner.
Twelve Butterfly Quilt Patterns: calico butterflies, flutterflies, mini butterflies, spring butterfly.
Applique Butterfly
Calico Butterflies
Flutterflies
Foundation Pieced Butterfly Block
Jewel Butterfly Quilt Pattern
Mariposa Reina
Mini Butterflies
Ruby Short McKim Butterfly
Ruby Short McKim Paper Pieced Butterfly
Spring Butterfly
Stained Glass Butterfly Free Quilt Pattern
Vintage Butterfly
Wedge Butterfly Circle
Wonky Butterfly Tutorial
Zen Garden Butterfly: free butterfly quilt pattern courtesy of Jane Sassaman

shown above:
Butterfly quilts from the 2008 Sisters Quilt Show
With Heart and Hands: links to 2,500 free quilt patterns!

4 comments:

  1. I enjoyed exploring your blog. I will be checking back often to view new stuff. I love your link to free patterns. Would you mind if I copied the link to my blog to link back to you? Please come and visit me also. I enjoy comments.

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    Karen in IN

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  2. These are so pretty! Thank you so much!

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  3. I've been looking everywhere for your listed circular butterfly quilt pattern. Your link went to an illustration of the quilt but no pattern. Please help me find the pattern, it's lovely! Thanks!

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  4. Hi Michele bilyeu my name is Carol bilyeu I am looking for a butterfly quilt pattern love yours

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.