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.



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:



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 by Butterfly quilt block

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



















Applique Butterfly




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



Butterfly BlockTutorial by Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts



Charming Butterfly Blocks by Ferne




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:





4 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:28 AM

    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.

    www.merrylittlequilter.blogspot.com

    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.