Last week I started a series called the “Stitched Stuff Spotlight,” where I’m highlighting quilts that I have designed and made in the past but never made it onto my blog. Click here to see last week’s quilt– David’s Playmates, which is a really cute quilt for little boys…
This week, I am showing off a quilt called Flutterby….
A simple butterfly quilt pattern.
A few years ago, I was designing some quilts for Northcott Fabrics, to promote their newest fabric lines. The fabric line I was working with (called Child’s Play with Kate and Nate) had butterflies, dragonflies, and mushrooms. This inspired the applique motifs that I used. This is machine appliqued, but of course it could be done with hand applique.
Great quilt for a little girl, or as a table topper, wall hanging or lap quilt to herald in the Spring (it’s coming! Just a few more weeks!)
For the quilting, my long arm quilter used a swirly pattern to mimic a frolick-y flight pattern, and even added in the butterfly antennae with her quilting.
You can make a quilt like this too! Just click here for the downloadable digital pattern.
I hope this has inspired you to get started on some Spring sewing projects! I think we’ve earned it after a long cold winter!
What a gorgeous quilt for a little girl. I love the mushrooms!
I like mushrooms, too- I think they’re so cute! Remember when they were so popular back in the 1970’s, and now they’re back :)
That is so cute – I love the butterflies and the way the swirls in the quilting make it come alive!!
I agree- my quilter did a wonderful job!
They are beautiful quilts. I love the work you did in the quilt.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Joanie!
Different fabrics for Grand daughters. Love your design. Thanks Jacquelynne.
I have collected butterfly fabric for years. Love the appliqué.