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Jul 17, 2012 - Nature, Pillows, Quilt Patterns    No Comments

Butterflies Are Self Propelled Flowers – RH Heinlein

Butterflies are in abundance with the summer flowers blooming.  They’re beautiful, but you need to look quick to enjoy.  Now, a butterfly quilt, that’s a different story.  Not flitting away, but always there for your viewning pleasure!


Grab your colorful scraps for Butterfly Baskets.  Shown here in repro fabrics, this would also look great in batiks, or in any bright fabrics.  Instructions are included for a pillow.


Butterfly Town is a little bolder.  12″ blocks make this a fairly quick and easy quilt.  Three sizes are included: baby, lap, or bed.



The Heirloom Buttefly-Flower is pre-printed and pre-colored.  Just add embroidery!  This makes a great take-along project.



With a strip pieced background and raw edge fusible applique, Bertie the Butterfly has lots of personality.  Several of these 9″x11″ quilts would really brighten up the wall of a little girl’s room.  Hmm…. might look pretty good in the sewing room, too!



There are two size options for the Oriental Butterfly wallhanging: 18″ x40″ and 26″ x 59″, plus a pillow pattern.  The petal edging looks fluttery, doesn’t it?  Perfect for a butterfly pillow.



They are square dancing, doing the Butterfly Doe-Si-Doe!  Two simple blocks combine to great the butterfly look.  All piecing – no applieque.  Dig out those colorful scraps.

This link will take you to more Butterfly patterns and Butterfly fabric.

We’ll close with an Irish blessing…

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness, and riches
Today, tomorrow, and beyond.