Jacquelynne Steves

Stitched Stuff Spotlight: Flutterby Butterfly Quilt

Butterfly quilt pattern applique Jacquelynne Steves

Cat and Quilt Jacquelynne Steves

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.

Flutterby Butterfly Quilt applique pattern Jacquelynne Steves

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.Mushroom quilt pattern applique Jacquelynne Steves

Mushroom applique quilt pattern Jacquelynne Steves

Dragonfly Quilt pattern applique Jacquelynne Steves

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! Click here for the paper pattern.  Or, you can click here for the downloadable digital pattern.

Flutterby Butterfly Quilt Pattern The Noble Wife Jacquelynne Steves

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!



  • Posted February 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    What a gorgeous quilt for a little girl. I love the mushrooms!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted March 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

      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 :)

  • Jennifer
    Posted March 4, 2014 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    That is so cute – I love the butterflies and the way the swirls in the quilting make it come alive!!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted March 4, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

      I agree- my quilter did a wonderful job!

  • Joanie
    Posted March 6, 2014 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    They are beautiful quilts. I love the work you did in the quilt.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted March 6, 2014 at 10:15 am | Permalink

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Joanie!

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