Created by: Lillyella
Fall is officially in the air and I'm closing out the fabric.com Fall Block Party with my contribution, Flutterby! If you're just joining the party, you can find all the free blocks shown above on the fabric.com blog here. This collection of quilt blocks is an excellent skill builder with traditional piecing, foundation paper piecing, english paper piecing, and appliqué.
Though many people typically associate Butterflies with Spring, some of my favorites appear as Fall blows in when the monarchs emerge and the Painted Ladies make their migration. Plus, we all know I love them, so I'm always game to share a new pattern.
My Flutterby block is foundation paper pieced and sews up quickly with just three simple sections. The pattern includes the butterfly as shown and reversed so your butterfly can head East or West!
I wanted to use an unexpected mix of fabrics on my block, with a variety of prints and textures, and am so in love with the result! I started with the focal floral print which is Liberty of London lawn. Many people do not think about using lawn when quilting, but it's quite dreamy, especially when paper piecing because it is lightweight.
The pink stripe fabric is a woven from Loominous by Anna Maria Horner Dotted Line Coral. The stripes are raised and add such a lovely textural element. The remaining prints are quilting cotton from different designers – Indah Batiks Herringbone Coffee, Dear Stella Trail Mix Feathers in Mustard, Dear Stella Honey Bee Scallop and Cotton + Steel Ombre Pigment in aqua.
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After you make your fabric selections, click here to download the Flutterby free quilt block pattern and get started!
I have a few fun quilt layout and other project ideas in mind for this block, so keep an eye here for those! I hope you enjoy my contribution to the Fabric.com Fall Block Party! Please share your projects with the hashtags #fabricdotcomblockparty and #flutterbypattern!