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Old 02-12-2013, 01:38 PM
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I need to make a baby quilt, butterfly theme. Does anyone have a pattern that they know of right off hand. Maybe everyother block applique butterflies of some type.

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Old 02-12-2013, 01:49 PM
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Found one last week online with a pdf download... butterfly block with every other as an hourglass... site is http://people.virginia.edu/~rfk2u/quilts2.html
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There are a couple of pieced Butterfly patterns on www.quilterscache.com. They both have embroidered antennas if you want to do them. For appliqué butterflies I like to get out paper and cut heart shapes. 2 big hearts and 2 smaller hearts make nice wings and you just tuck the heart tips under the center body piece and appliqué then to background fabric.
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Actually I got the site above by using - http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/Qu...ltPatterns.htm

There are a list of different free butterfly theme blocks to chose from on this page
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Found one last week online with a pdf download... butterfly block with every other as an hourglass... site is http://people.virginia.edu/~rfk2u/quilts2.html
i love this one... thanks for posting the link
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how about something like this?
http://mrsschmenkmanquilts.wordpress...lock-tutorial/
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here is one: http://carterquilter.wordpress.com/heart-patterns/
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Originally Posted by chickadeee55 View Post
I need to make a baby quilt, butterfly theme. Does anyone have a pattern that they know of right off hand. Maybe everyother block applique butterflies of some type.

My mind is blank. Help
This is on my bucket list--------------draw a stylized butterfly that is fairly simple and at least 8", maybe a variety of sizes. Cut the pattern of butterfly fabric----------there's lots of it around. Applique onto an eye catching background. Maybe even a whole cloth type of background with randomly placed butterflies. I'd use something resembling a pale grass or pale sky. Then applique the body or stitch a thin body and antennae.
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If you google "butterfly quilts" you'll find "images" about 4 or 5 items down. Click on that and enjoy.

On second thought ---------------maybe you shouldn't. You will NOT be able to chose one pattern over anotehr.
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You could do something like this, goes fast and is very pretty. space-ship-baby-quilt-001.jpg
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