Butterfly Whimsy Patchwork Quilt Block Pattern

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Butterfly Whimsy is a stylized pictorial design that incorporates simple, straight-line hand or machine embroidery for the butterfly’s antennae. The tips of the antennae are exaggerated with fabric squares. The wings of each butterfly are made from four pieces of a single, colorful print, and the wings are shaped by adding two half-square triangles of the background fabric to each of the four pieces before they’re joined together.

The Butterfly Whimsy block is 10 inches square when finished, which includes a full inch of background fabric surrounding the butterfly itself. Because the background space between the butterflies is built into the block, simply joining the blocks together after they’re constructed is the most obvious layout to use with this design. But if you don’t want an overall background in a single fabric, two other layout ideas are explained and illustrated in the pattern, one with sashing.

This 6-page PDF pattern includes many colored diagrams, detailed instructions, layout ideas, fabric selection tips and a chart of pieces to cut for each block—everything you need to successfully create a beautiful quilt project with your own special touch!

When you purchase this pattern, you will also receive my free 5-page PDF tool for calculating yardage, shown in the last product image. This Yardage Calculator will not only guide you in determining your yardage requirements, but it will also guide you in cutting pieces for your quilt from strips. You can use this tool with any quilt pattern, not just with my designs.

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