Tula Pink's Butterfly Quilt: Block Diary 4 - All Blocks Completed!!
Finally finished all my blocks for Tula Pink's butterfly quilt! Yeesh. That was way too long. Especially since the last time I posted about any finished blocks was back in July!! Shame, shame.
Well, now that I'm so close to finishing the quilt top, hopefully the rest will go faster. Fingers crossed.
So, the last installment of my block diary! I changed a number of the fabrics I used in these blocks from the original pattern because 1) I was running out of some of the fabrics (mainly due to miscuts- I'm a horrible cutter) and 2) I shifted gears a little bit and decided to inject some extra purple/lavender. So there are a lot of changes here - the notes indicate both the fabrics used by Tula, and (in parenthesis) the fabrics that I actually used in the pictured blocks.
As a side note, these small wheel blocks? Awful to sew. Seriously horrible. I mean, 1 3/8" finished curves there in the center? WHAT WERE YOU THINKING TULA???? Clearly not thinking about my sanity whatsoever.
It feels so good to be done!! Here are all of my other Block Diary posts:
And sorry to be annoying, but once again, 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.