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.
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!