Tula Pink Butterfly 2nd Edition Sew With Me Block Techniques and Fabric Selections

Welcome to the Tula Pink Butterfly 2nd Edition Quilt Along where we will build this beautiful quilt and I will share the fabrics I used for each block and any techniques I find that I can share with you along the way.

This quilt is a queen size quilt that uses various pieced blocks in symmetrical fashion to create the beautiful butterfly on the front! I am providing a calendar of the blocks/sections that we will do each week until we finish the quilt!

I am going to be putting up some detailed videos about building the blocks and how I do multiple blocks at once if possible. My first video in the series concentrates on the fabric kit and how to read the pattern. I suggest watching that video before starting so that you become familiar with the pattern.

Here is the calendar/to do list for the blocks and sections during this quilt along! https://canaryquilts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Butterfly-Quilt-Calendar.pdf

, Tula Pink Butterfly 2nd Edition Sew With Me  Block Techniques and Fabric Selections

Pattern and Fabric Kit

Fabric Kit

The pattern and fabric kit are separate purchases to make this quilt. I have links to both below, but I will talk about the fabric kit first.

The fabric kit includes all the fabrics you will need to make the quilt top, background, wing fabrics, body fabrics, border fabrics and binding. It does not include the backing fabric, you will need to purchase that separately. The fabric kit does give a suggestion for the backing as well as the threads that you could use that would pair well with the quilt top.

The fabrics are packaged nice and neat in a zippered clear bag and has a cardboard envelope that you can use to easily slide the fabrics in and out of the zippered bag. For organization I suggest after using a fabric folding it back up and keeping the pile of fabrics nice and neat to be able to slide them in and out of the bag.

With all fabric kits I have received from Free Spirit, there is plenty of fabric to complete the project.

Pattern

As I mentioned above, the pattern needs to be purchased separately from the fabric kit. There is a blank butterfly pattern in the back of the book, so you could color it in and use your own fabrics!

The pattern book is set up very nicely. There is a table of contents to easily find the page you need to work on specific blocks or sections. A Before You Begin section lets you know all the specifics for the pattern such as 1/4″ seams throughout, all seams ironed open unless otherwise specified, and organization is the key to building this quilt top.

The third page is how to read the pattern and lets you know the pattern is broken down into three parts:

  • The Blocks
  • The Sections
  • Assembly

Part 1 – The Blocks

In my video I specifically talk about The Blocks part of the pattern because that is where we will start. The biggest tip about the blocks are that the block instructions tell you how to make ONE block, but most of the blocks have two blocks per colorway. I chose to mark up my pattern by putting X2 next to the fabrics so I would cut the right amount of pieces to make two blocks per colorway.

Part 2- The Sections

The Sections part of the book will Number the sections of the butterfly, and tells you how to build the right and left side of the butterfly. Each section will specifically list out the number and size of background pieces you need to complete the section.

Part 3 – Assembly

The assembly section tells you how to put the sections together to complete the quilt top and add the borders. This part also gives ideas for layering your backing, batting and top and quilting suggestions.

Week 1 – Intersection and Chunky Cross Blocks

This week we will work on the Intersection and Chunky Cross Blocks.

Intersection Blocks

First thing I want to do is list the fabrics I used for each of the colorways of these blocks. There are 10 blocks in 5 colorways for the Intersection block. Below are the fabrics I used in my blocks.

Block 1

  • Fabric 1 – Morganite
  • Fabric 2 – Persimmon
  • Fabric 3 – Carnelian
  • Fabric 4 -Morganite

Block 2

  • Fabric 1 – Begonia
  • Fabric 2 – Carnelian
  • Fabric 3 – Persimmon
  • Fabric 4 -Blossom

Block 3

  • Fabric 1 – Sunshine
  • Fabric 2 – Pear
  • Fabric 3 – Sunshine
  • Fabric 4 -Daisy

Block 4

  • Fabric 1 – Citrine
  • Fabric 2 – Lime
  • Fabric 3 – Spring
  • Fabric 4 -Chameleon

Block 5

  • Fabric 1 – Legendary
  • Fabric 2 – Peacock
  • Fabric 3 – Legendary
  • Fabric 4 -Peacock

The biggest tips I have for making this block is choosing your fabrics and labeling 1 – 4 dependent on where they will be in the block. This blocks says it is a four color block, but some of the blocks don’t look four color. A choice will need to be made on fabrics if you want a 4 color, 2 color or 3 color block. I explain this in my video tutorial building this block.

Since there are going to be two identical blocks, I laid out both of the same blocks at once and built the both at the same time. I still only worked on one colorway at a time so it wouldn’t get confusing.

I would suggest building the four corners at the same time and then assemble the block. The pattern doesn’t mention this, but it makes it easier in the end to make the corners and then put the block together.

REMEMBER – all seams are ironed open!

When I was done, i put my blocks in a zippered see through bag that I got off of amazon and I labeled it with some mailing labels I had on hand. This will help when we get to the sections portion and need to start pulling blocks out to build the sections.

Chunky Cross Block

First thing I want to do is list the fabrics I used for each of the colorways of these blocks. There are 10 blocks in 5 colorways for the Chunky Cross block. Below are the fabrics I used in my blocks. This block only has two fabrics per block!

Block 1

  • Fabric 1 – Moonflower
  • Fabric 2 – Dahlia

Block 2

  • Fabric 1 – Begonia
  • Fabric 2 – Persimmon

Block 3

  • Fabric 1 – Pear
  • Fabric 2 – Citrine

Block 4

  • Fabric 1 – Agave
  • Fabric 2 – Lime

Block 5

  • Fabric 1 -Celestial
  • Fabric 2 – Delphinium

These blocks were made the same week as the Intersection blocks and was a nice break from all the work that went into the Intersection blocks.

Make sure to lay your block out so that the Fabric 1 fabrics form the Chunky Cross and all the Fabric 2 fabrics go around the cross like a border.

Build it as if there are three rows, so that in the top and bottom rows you will start with the rectangles and then add the squares to each end of that section. The middle rows have the small rectangles on either side of the large and then sew the rows together to form the block!

REMEMBER – all seams are ironed open and there are no matching seams when putting the rows together.

I would lover to see your finished blocks, so head over to my Facebook page and leave pictures on the post for Week 1.

Week 2 – Floating Cross & Stripes

We get a break this week with the blocks. The Floating Cross blocks are constructed exactly the same as the Chunky Cross above, they just have different dimensions. The stipes blocks are just rectangles assembled together with alternating colors! Super simple right!

Floating Cross Block

First thing I want to do is list the fabrics I used for each of the colorways of these blocks. There are eight blocks in four colorways for the Floating Cross block. Below are the fabrics I used in my blocks. This block only has two fabrics per block! Video release on September 27, 2022.

Block 1

  • Fabric 1 – Carnelian
  • Fabric 2 – Snapdragon

Block 2

  • Fabric 1 – Snapdragon
  • Fabric 2 – Carnelian

Block 3

  • Fabric 1 – Amber
  • Fabric 2 – Begonia

Block 4

  • Fabric 1 – Topaz
  • Fabric 2 – Delphinium

Stripes

Block 1

  • Fabric 1 – Stargazer
  • Fabric 2 – Sweet Pea

Block 2

  • Fabric 1 – Agate
  • Fabric 2 – Amethyst

Block 3

  • Fabric 1 – Agate
  • Fabric 2 – Peony

Block 4

  • Fabric 1 – Begonia
  • Fabric 2 – Snapdragon solid

Biggest thing to just remember is to alternate your colors in these stripes, but otherwise, pretty easy to put these together!

Week 3 – Large & Mini Log Cabin Blocks

These blocks are really fun to put together, both the large and mini are constructed the same way, just one has more strips!! Keeping track of the fabric numbers is key in this block to make sure you get the same look as in the pattern. I breakdown for you the fabrics I used in each block.

Large Log Cabin

  • Fabric 1 – Begonia
  • Fabric 2 – Snapdragon solid
  • Fabric 3 – Snapdragon floral
  • Fabric 4 – Peony
  • Fabric 5 – Agate
  • Fabric 6 – Amethyst

Mini Log Cabin

  • Fabric 1 – Carnelian
  • Fabric 2 – Sweet Pea
  • Fabric 3 -Stargazer

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, Tula Pink Butterfly 2nd Edition Sew With Me  Block Techniques and Fabric Selections
, Tula Pink Butterfly 2nd Edition Sew With Me  Block Techniques and Fabric Selections
, Tula Pink Butterfly 2nd Edition Sew With Me  Block Techniques and Fabric Selections
, Tula Pink Butterfly 2nd Edition Sew With Me  Block Techniques and Fabric Selections
, Tula Pink Butterfly 2nd Edition Sew With Me  Block Techniques and Fabric Selections
, Tula Pink Butterfly 2nd Edition Sew With Me  Block Techniques and Fabric Selections
, Tula Pink Butterfly 2nd Edition Sew With Me  Block Techniques and Fabric Selections
, Tula Pink Butterfly 2nd Edition Sew With Me  Block Techniques and Fabric Selections
, Tula Pink Butterfly 2nd Edition Sew With Me  Block Techniques and Fabric Selections

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2 Replies to “Tula Pink Butterfly 2nd Edition Sew With Me Block Techniques and Fabric Selections”

  1. Sorry but I can’t find the link to the PDF of what blocks you are doing each week. I use it to mark off when I watch and do each section. Thanks for your help.

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