Monday, May 5, 2014

Tula Pink's Butterfly Quilt: Volume 2

Over the past few weeks, I've been able to sneak in some time here and there to make some more blocks for my Tula Pink Butterfly quilt.

It certainly is forcing me to get used to the scant 1/4" foot on my new Juki, which I like much better than my regular 1/4" foot on my old machine. Since I do a lot of paper piecing, this quilt is giving me a lot of accuracy practice - and it has shown me how rusty I am at it! Eeek! I am intrigued by the concept of a precision piecing course... Have any of you ever taken one? Any thoughts?

But without further ado, onto the blocks. You can find the fabric key here.

I made 2 Floating Crosses in each pictured colorway:

Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt

I made the remaining Floating Crosses in this pictured colorway:

Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt

I made an equal number of Chunky Crosses in each of the pictured colorways:

Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt

I made an equal number of Intersection blocks in each of the pictured colorways:

Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt


Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt

Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt

Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt

Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt

As a reminder, here is my disclaimer about these posts:

mentioned before that I'm working on the Tula Pink Butterfly quilt and that I was a little disappointed in the pattern - the directions didn't indicate which fabrics to use for which blocks. The photo on the front is just to small to see every single fabric with accuracy. This was frustrating to me - I was expecting the quilt kit to give me everything I needed to make the quilt exactly as pictured! So I scoured Angela Walter's photos of the quilt to better see Tula's fabric placement. You can look at the quilt up close, too, by going here (click on the photo you are interested in looking at for a blown-up version). So I'll be sharing with you what fabrics I used for each block in case you want to make the exact version, too!

But, I also want to respect all of Tula's hard work as a pattern writer. Therefore, I will not be sharing my cutting list (sorry!) because I think that would enable someone to make the quilt without buying the pattern. I will simply show photos of the finished blocks and indicate which fabrics I used from the quilt kit. I don't think this will show anything that Angela's photos don't already show. You will need to buy the quilt pattern for the measurements and assembly instructions of each block, as well as for the assembly of the entire quilt top, and the number of each block to make. I'm just sharing my fabric choices. If you want to make this project in the same colorway, awesome! I was gifted this quilt kit from Westwood Acres, but it is now also available at my favorite shop, Crimson Tate

5 comments :

  1. some lovely fabric here, good that you have sorted out what to use where and how lucky are you to have been gifted the kit.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your progress on this. I am following with interest. I am making the Diamonds in the Sky and have the same problem with the fabric placement. I admit to being OCD and I want mine to look exactly like hers.

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  3. I too get frustrated with pattern designers who don't give you enough information to do what you want to do! Tula's quilt is beautiful, but I would not be willing to attempt to make it exactly like hers without the information from her. You are very brave and are doing a great job! I can't wait to see your completed quilt! I also really respect the fact that you are not giving out the info on cutting sizes and taking away from all the work Tula did to design this quilt. Well done!!

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  4. Great information! I just bought the kit so I'll be checking in here to make sure I pick all the right prints!

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  5. I am making this quilt also but I am not the most accurate and straight line sewer so I decided to not use the fabric from the line I am using some from my stash. I didn't want to mess up her lovely fabric while I am still learning

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