Boxes of Butterflies


About this Quilt

quilt-boxes-of-butterflies-flatWho doesn’t love butterflies? A wonderful sense of movement is created in this delightful throw design by rotating the 12” square blocks.

Get started by gathering up your favorite colorful collection of fat quarters. By following our Sew Easy lesson on Quick Hourglass Units, you’ll be able to quickly assemble the blocks to create the “butterflies.” A simple pieced frame will keep them in their box.

Originally from Southeast Asia, designer Wendy Sheppard has trained and worked as a chemical engineer. She currently resides with her family in northern Virginia. In her spare time, Wendy loves to do hand appliqué, heirloom needlework, and smocking. Her popular quilt designs have been published internationally. Contact Wendy at: or

Pattern Details

Quilt by: Wendy Sheppard
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: 72″ x 84”
Finished Blocks: 30 (12”) Blocks
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Storybook Sleepytime collection by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics

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