Saturday, July 19, 2008

Butterfly Quilts

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 Garden

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:

Click here for templates A

Click here for templates B

Click here for templates C

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


Foundation Pieced Butterfly Block

Jewel Butterfly Quilt Pattern

Mariposa Reina

Paper Pieced fun:

Town & Country Butterflies

Just 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

Butterfly Pattern
Butterfly Pattern
Butterfly Pattern

Butterfly Pattern

Butterfly Pattern
Quilt Blocks Image Gallery
Quilt Blocks Image Gallery

See more pictures of quilt blocks.

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. The Fluttering Butterfly quilt block is
-- 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.



Town & Country Butterflies

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


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:56 AM

    I really like your patterns here. The one I'd really like to find the pattern to is the stained glass one, but the link just goes to a place to look at patterns...and I'm not savvy enough to find it from there. Lots of patterns to think about and I'm wanting a butterfly quilt for my daughter...her last one was called Harvest of the Heart and it was heart appliques done in fruits. Theresa


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