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Butterflies & Sashiko Japanese Embroidery Quilt Pattern

This is a popular pattern and a good introduction to the art of sashiko.
Butterflies & Sashiko Pattern
Combining Japanese Sashiko & hand or machine applique
Dimensions: 22” x 26” wall hanging

  • Pattern transfer techniques
  • Sashiko instructions
  • 3 applique methods
  • Finishing techniques

This quilt was inspired by a 200-year-old kimono and uses traditional elements of Japanese art: clouds, bamboo, and clamshells. The butterflies are formed from marbled cotton hand-dyed by Marjorie Lee Bevis. Pattern is full-sized and includes detailed sashiko, appliqué, and finishing techniques.

*Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate