Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Flutter ++ Pattern Release

Hi Everyone, I hope that you are all enjoying your last few weeks of summer (for those in the northern hemisphere).  We are finishing up some back to school shopping, getting my kids' school supplies and clothes ready for the start of the new school year. My oldest is going into middle school which is pretty crazy.

I am happy to celebrate the end of summer with the release of three patterns: Flutter, Chalk, and Pop Rocks. 

Special Introductory Pricing

I will be posting about one pattern per day (Wednesday - Friday) and they will be available for a special introductory price of $7.50 each for one week (ending 8 pm on the 17th).

You can find all of my new patterns in my Craftsy and Etsy shops.  Today I will be highlighting Flutter (direct links to the pattern are Craftsy, Etsy).

Save more on Etsy ... Buy 2 or more patterns for a discount! Buy 2 patterns and use the coupon code TWOPATTERNS for $2 off. Buy 3 patterns and use the coupon code THREEPATTERNS for $4 off.

Flutter is a modern pattern that combines curved pieced blocks with plus signs for an abstract butterfly design.

Flutter was published as a lap sized, intermediate level quilt pattern in the Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine Issue 22. I have now expanded the pattern to include baby, lap, and twin sizes in this stand alone pattern release.

Flutter is one of the modern plus sign quilt designs I made for magazines to help spread the word about the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book.

The curved blocks are a nice, large size so the piecing goes pretty easily. I quilted each Drunkards Path block using butterfly looking ruler design which I posted a tutorial on the blog about right here.

I made my version of the design using Kona Cotton solids in flamingo, lipstick, navy, and white by Robert Kaufman. The batting was Warm & White by the Warm Company and Aurifil thread was used in the piecing and quilting. I matched the quilting threads to the Kona colors.

I hope that you enjoy it the pattern and I would love to see your versions of Flutter (make sure you share them on social media with #FlutterQuilt).

Here are some alternative colorways I had considered when I was picking out colors:

Many, many thanks to Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl and Paige @Quilted Blooms for their help with tech editing this pattern!

Remember, you can find Flutter (and Chalk, and Pop Rocks) on Craftsy and Etsy for only $7.50 through Friday the 17th. Thanks!


  1. This one is probably my favorite - the curves and straight lines, the value changes, everything just perfect!

  2. I think this is my favorite of your new patterns, although they're all beautiful. You sure keep busy! I have a hard time getting one pattern out each year. I'm easily side-tracked.


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