A pretty butterfly applique quilt pattern, is often what a little girl would love. You won't need a net to catch these, just your favorite colors in two prints and a needle and thread or sewing machine as I use.
This is an easy pattern to make a quilt top and quilt on a long arm or my favorite make it “quilt as you go” QAYG.
63 - 12 1/2” squares of background fabric. ( 7 3/8 yards)
First print – 32 of A – ( 7/8 yard)
Second pring – 32 of B ( 1 1/8 yard)
Solid – 32 of C ( 4 ½ inches)
Backing – 6 yards
Binding 10 ¾ yards of bias tape or 1 ½ inch bias
Black six-strand embroider floss
You can make all the blocks the same or have a bevy of many colors.
In this quilt the butterflies are placed diagonally on 12 1/2” squares and are put together with alternate plan squares.
But of course you choose whatever layout you like best.
There are 63 blocks, 32 appliqued and 31 plain.
7 blocks wide and 9 blocks long, this quilt will measure 84X108”
We have two suggestions for quilting the alternate plain blocks.
One is shown here, is a series of wavy line (You can see it at the top of the page you can download.
The second is a butterfly in the
quilting section of the ebook, that can be centered in the plain blocks and filled
in at the corners with a small leaf or flower.
the motif is appliqued, embroider the antennae in
outline stitch, using 2 strands of embroidery floss or use a fancy
stitch from your machine.
around the motif and quilt the plain blocks with the design
you have selected.
You can also find this pattern and many others in the ebook at this link. For only $2.99
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