Dragonfly mini quilt (and new pattern!)

Dragonfly mini quilt (and new pattern!)

I seem to be in a bug phase at the moment, because on the heels of my Spooky Spider paper piecing pattern, next up is a paper pieced dragonfly!

Gossamer Wings mini quilt | Flying Parrot Quilts

Gossamer Wings paper piecing pattern | Flying Parrot Quilts

I designed this for a swap, and this little mini quilt is off to a new home—but since just about everyone loves dragonflies, I’ve turned it into a pattern that includes three sizes. Shown above is the large version (18″ finished); there is also a medium (12″) and small (9″) version, which primarily have less detail in the wings. You can pick it up now in my Payhip (EU crafters, VAT is included) and Craftsy shops!

medium Gossamer Wings | Flying Parrot Quilts
Medium (12″ finished) size
small Gossamer Wings | Flying Parrot Quilts
Small (9″ finished) size

Here are a few photos of dragonflies made by some of my lovely pattern testers.




Medium size:


Small size:

Just finished up testing a paper piecing pattern for @flyingparrotquilts called #gossamerwingspattern I made the smallest version which is approx 9" square. My dragonfly halves didn't line up whatsoever, no fault of the pattern…my PP 1/4" ruler has been shaved way too much in the cutting process over time and I didn't realize how off it is now…it needs to be thrown out, alas it's quite off and I wanted to post this one because I liked the wing fabric and don't have any more to make another. It's a beautiful pattern, very easy to follow if you have any PP experience at all, (and if you don't there's a link to learn how). Has three sizes as well so you could really do a lot with this pattern too! Nicely done @flyingparrotquilts ❤️ I hope you like the outcome… #paperpiecing #patterntesting

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If you make this pattern and share it on social media, please tag it with #gossamerwingspattern—I love seeing your versions!