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Betty Pillsbury is an award-winning textile artist. She specializes in embroidery and embellishment for crazy quilting and art quilts. Her work has been displayed in the White House, Fenimore Art ...

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Butterfly Fan

from Betty Pillsbury
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Butterfly Fan
Butterfly Fan Butterfly Fan
Butterfly Fan Cast-on rose in progress

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should have a few embroidery projects under your belt first!

Pattern Description:

Award-winning Crazy Quilter, Betty Pillsbury, has designed a lovely pattern to add to your next crazy quilt! Or, frame it and hang it on the wall! This butterfly fan motif will teach you stem stitch, chain stitch, cast-on roses and beaded cretan stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Motif finshes at 4" x 5"


  • Materials needed: Fabric 8" x 8" Au Ver a Soie Silk 1003 in color 160 Splendor Silk Floss in color S832 Bijoux in color 490 Miyuki size 15 seed beads in color 465 Seven 7/8" lace butterflies One 1.75" x 1.5" lace butterfly Delica size 15 seed beads in color 158 3mm bicone crystals in Provence Lavender AB 2X Weeks' DyeWorks #8 Pearl Cotton in Sweetheart Rose Ivory sewing thread Sewing needle Embroidery needle Beading needle or needle small enough to go through size 15 beads - I use a #12 sharp Chenille Needle size 20