Something to add to my free butterfly craft ideas and tutorials page: this gorgeous butterfly quilting block. Isn’t it just so happy, Spring-like and perfect to be turned into a million different sewing projects, from the front of a bag, to the centerpiece of a quilt, or perhaps as a repeated pattern for a quilt. Ohh, the possibilities.
It’s a beginners level pattern which requires basic quilting skills such as rotary cutting, piecing. Applique and embroidery are optional (perhaps you could use a pre-quilted white fabric..?) No matter what, this will turn out darling!
It’s a good pattern, btw with a fair number of step-by-step diagrams to help you figure it all out.
PS Initially I saw a butterfly in this design, but with a slight variation, of extending the length of the wings, it would become a dragonfly. And then, you’d have 2 variations of your design. Perfect if you want to repeat the pattern. I’d use a slightly different color scheme for the dragon fly too, to accentuate the different motif. Actually, it would not be that hard to create a third center piece motif, such as a ladybug …. And then you have 3 motifs. Make 3 of each and you have a good size 9 block quilt! Wow. Each finished block is 12 inch by 12 inch, so you do the math: that idea will give you what I consider the ‘perfect’ size quilt: 36 x 36 inch.
Fun hey?! What I just so relish about quilting… the miracles of repetition! It always work. Anyhow, hop over to get your pattern, while it is still free!
It’s designed by Jacquelynne Steves and you can find it here: Butterfly Quilt Block.