Shutterbug Quilt Pattern | Digital Download



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Please note that this listing is for a digital download of the pattern. You will NOT be shipped a paper pattern.

This quilt design is just right for lovers of photography or anyone who just enjoys a fun graphic ‘pop’ of color. The pattern is easily adapted to several layouts. Choose to make the cover design with eight Shutterbug blocks surrounding a camera applique or make nine Shutterbug blocks as shown in the alternate layout in this pattern. Additionally, make just four of the blocks and arrange them 2x2 for a delightful baby quilt.

While these blocks might look complicated, they actually go together in a snap with a partial seams technique. And this pattern will walk you through every step — from piecing the blocks to attaching the appliqués — With more than twelve pages of detailed instructions as well as full-color illustrations. Making the quilt is a fun skill-building activity for any quilter who wants to add a new technique to their toolbox.

Finished size: 60.5 x 60.5
Downloaded pattern is 11 pages.

NOTE: The supplies and cutting instructions are given in this pattern assume you are making the cover layout version of this pattern, If you choose to make the alternate layout or the baby quilt layout you will need to adjust accordingly.

1 yard of white fabric
3 yards of background fabric (can be white or a neutral such as gray)
1 fat quarter of black for your camera aperture (if you are making the camera applique)
1/4 yard each of 6 different colored solid fabrics for the multi-colored apertures
1/2 yard of a solid colored fabric for your camera

3 yards of single-sided fusible interfacing, such as Pellon Featherweight.
a piece of posterboard or several large pieces of thin sturdy cardboard.
glue or spray adhesive
XL Compass, circle ruler, or Pencil, ruler and a piece of string
basic sewing supplies - sewing machine, sewing needle, scissors, thread, pins, etc.
basic rotary cutting supplies - cutting mat, rotary cutter, acrylic ruler (approximately 7x14” should work)
PLEASE NOTE: You will need access to a printer and copy paper in order to print the templates for the appliqués.
Point turner, hera marker, or bamboo chopstick.
Monofilament thread (optional)

This is an INTERMEDIATE level quilt.

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Maria Gee

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5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

I love this quilt pattern. I’m making the larger size and having so much fun sewing the barn quilts. Love the design, clear instructions. Highly recommend for a unique barn quilt.

meastwick Nov 18, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

The pictures of this quilt led me to purchase it — and thank heavens I did. It turned out to be the most luxurious present for myself that I have ever bought. My husband, a man of few words was struck by it, and said “its gorgeous — absolutely gorgeous.” The quality of the workmanship and quilting is evident, as is the artistry that the seller, Maria, used in creating the quilt top. The colors, the layout, the pattern and even the backing are all beautiful. The quilt is going on our master bed and is destined to be a family heirloom. If you are considering purchasing anything from Scissortail Quilting, I can assure you, you will be grateful you did. I know I will be a repeat customer for sure.

Regina Griffin Nov 22, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing instructions! Super easy to follow for someone who has never quilted before! Made my first quilt and now I’m onto my second!

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Sarah Jun 17, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect! Just what I needed. I am a beginner and wish the had templates in the pattern instead of having to measure myself. Everyone told me this is so easy to start off on a piec quit.

TisOlesko Jun 30, 2018

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