The Butterfly Quilt: Block Diary 3
After my decision to throw myself wholly into one project at a time, I looked around and had a million UFOs stopped at their hardest points. Abandoned because they got difficult. Sigh. I've been working on unpicking some extremely dense quilting I didn't like on my Prism quilt. But I could only do so many hours of that at a time, so I unearthed my Butterfly Quilt blocks!
I admit, it was a little disappointing/anti-climactic to commit to one project at a time, and then realize I have to finish all these other things, first. Boo.
But. Since I got going on the Butterfly Quilt, I've been really, really enjoying it. I love some good, old, traditional piecing projects every now and then. Slow and steady. Here are my latest blocks and the fabrics I used:
(I've decided to inject a bit more purple into my version, but I did indicate the colors used in Tula's original quilt.)
This quilt is going to be huge and I'm itching to lay it out and see how it's looking, but I'm making myself wait until the blocks are all done. I know I won't want to go back to piecing blocks once I do lay everything out, and it's serving as some great motivation. This is one of those projects that is just so monumental and I'm pumped!
You can see my previous block diaries here:
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As a reminder, here is my disclaimer about these posts:
I 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.