Showing posts with label butterfly quilt patterns. Show all posts
Showing posts with label butterfly quilt patterns. Show all posts

Friday, July 15, 2022

Thoughts on The Butterfly + Butterfly Quilts



Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your
grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

~Nathaniel Hawthorne


The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

~Rabindranath Tagore


Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have
sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”

~Hans Christian Anderson


We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.

~Carl Sagan


This great purple butterfly,
In the prison of my hands,
Has a learning in his eye
Not a poor fool understands.

~William Butler Yeats, “Another Song of a Fool”


Not quite birds, as they were not quite flowers, mysterious and
fascinating as are all indeterminate creatures.

~Elizabeth Goudge


The butterfly, a cabbage-white,
(His honest idiocy of flight)
Will never now, it is too late,
Master the art of flying straight.

~Robert Graves, “Flying Crooked”


Know thyself!  A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly.  Whoever observes
himself arrests his own development.  A caterpillar who wanted to know
itself well would never become a butterfly.

~Andre Gide


Do ye not comprehend that we are worms,
Born to bring forth the angelic butterfly
That flieth unto judgment without screen?

~Dante Alighieri


Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave.
The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him.

~Rabindranath Tagore
 Stray Birds


We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes
it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

~Maya Angelou

The fluttering of a butterfly’s wings can effect climate changes on the
other side of the planet.

~Paul Erlich


And the case of butterflies so rich it looks
As if all summer settled there and died.

~Philip Larkin, “Autumn”


Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today I saw one.  
It got on at 42nd, and off at 59th, where, I assume it was going
to Bloomingdales to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake – as
almost all hats are.

~Nikolaus Laszlo, Nora Ephron, and Delia Ephron




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.




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 Butterfly: quilt block that is great for the beginner.




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









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Monday, August 03, 2020

Butterfly Quilts and Out of this World Constellations




Thousands of light years away, there's a "space butterfly" colored with brilliant blues and clouds of purple and red. It's an image we've never seen in this much detail before.

So named for its resemblance to the winged insect, the "butterfly" is actually a planetary nebula -- a giant cloud of gas that forms around an ancient star that hasn't yet exploded. 

The European Space Observatory's (ESO) aptly named Very Large Telescope, stationed in host country Chile, recently captured a vibrant image of the interstellar object.


And check out the very "other worldy"Chilean observatory with its rather lunar living look about it!
Very Large Telescope | ESO United States:

https://www.eso.org/public/usa/teles-instr/paranal-observatory/vlt/

Ah yes, the very of this world textile artsy of many quilt makers "Butterfly Quilts Ideas and Inspiration".

Now wouldn't it be great fun to make a very artsy quilt based on NGC899?
We just might need to create a more inventive name for it than NGC889!




This is my only Butterfly art quilt made many moons (or perhaps even light years away) for donation to Alzheimer's research funding through the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.



"Butterfly Quilts Ideas and Inspiration"
















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 .















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





Batik Butterflies with a hint of an Amish look.





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















Applique Butterfly








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

by Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts





Charming Butterfly Blocks

















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















 Sometimes "patterns" ate simply drawings like the one above. Enlarge, print.



Butterfly Pattern
Butterfly Pattern



























Quilt Blocks 

See more pictures of quilt blocks.
©2007 Publications International






Butterfly Quilt by Alex Anderson for the Always & Forever collection at P&B Textiles.  Alex Anderson link no longer comnects but you can still be inspired or create something similar!


Hope you enjoyed these! Now to create and share of your own.

(Send photos of your creations and I'll add them in if you provide info.)








Michele Bilyeu Creates With Heart and Hands as she shares her imaginative, magical, and healing journey from Alaska to Oregon. Creating, designing, sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting... from my heart and with my hands.

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: