Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt Inspiration and Fabric Kits

On 1 August  Nicole Calver (of Snips Snippets), Chelsea (of Pink Door Fabrics) and I will be kicking off the Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt Sew-along. Tula Pink’s “The Butterfly Quilt” has been on a lot of people’s hit list since it’s release in 2013, so when Chelsea of Pink Door Fabrics asked me if I’d work with her to host this event I didn’t hesitate.  This quilt can look intimidating at first, but it’s actually made up of a lot of simple blocks (if you’ve participated in the #100Days100Blocks events you’ll already have the skills you need for most of the blocks) with a couple of circle blocks (which I’m assured are easy too!).

This event will be run on Instagram and you’ll be required to post at least one photo a week showing the specific block type that we’re making for that week. (Similar to how the Long Time Gone event was run.) However, unlike the Long Time Gone event we will not be providing comprehensive tutorials on how to make the blocks (until we get to the circles). The blocks are so simple, the pattern so well written and you guys so skilled that we don’t need to hold your hand for this one. (But I may need hand holding when we get to the circles!)

You can find all the details about the event by clicking here. I’m still finalising some of the sponsor and prize details (as well as the Frequently Asked Questions) so I’ll let you know when those details have been finalised and where you can find them. (Signing up to my newsletter is a great way of staying on top of all the information!) In the meantime, how about we take a look at the amazing custom curated fabric bundles that Chelsea will be offering exclusively for those of you that want to make a quilt similar to ours, or if you want to find your own colour palette I’ve collated some examples of the Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt to get you inspired.

Pink Door Fabric’s Custom Bundles

It’s no secret that I love pretty much anything with a skull on it, and this all Cotton + Steel fabric bundle was inspired by one of my favourite songs “Punk’s Not Dead” by Australian singer and songwriter Darren Hanlon. I love the mix of girlie colours with the skulls and the illustrations by Sarah Watts’ Sleep Tight. I’m going to be adding some other out-of-print Cotton + Steel from my stash into the mix as I go along as well just to give it some more depth and fussy cutting opportunities. The team at Pink Door Fabrics have done a mock up of what the fabrics could look like when used in this pattern and it’s a corker.

Artist’s rendition – actual quilt may differ.

I must confess it’s kind of cool to get a vision of what my quilt could look like by the time I’m done. And for those of you curious, this is the song that inspired my fabric selection. Enjoy!

You can order your own Punk’s Not Dead bundle for $162.04AUD by clicking here.

I like to think this one is actually called “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” after the book by the same name. This custom bundle is Chelsea’s own and it’s a beauty on that dark background. Amazing how just changing one little element can have such a massive impact on a quilt pattern.

Artist’s rendition – actual quilt may differ.

You can order your own Midnight Garden bundle for $162.04AUD by clicking here.

Nicole (of Snips Snippets) has curated this bundle called Cotton Candy Crush and it has such a great mix of prints from Nicole’s favourite designers (hello! Cotton + Steel, Tula Pink and Anna Maria Horner!).  Nicole and I had a bit of a giggle when we revealed our bundles to each other because they’re quite similar – which just goes to show that we’re quite similar and I love that.

Artist’s rendition – actual quilt may differ.

You can order your own Cotton Candy Crush bundle for $162.04AUD by clicking here.

I didn’t want to embark on this adventure alone, so I asked Chelsea if she had a friend that would like to join us and she didn’t hesitate in dropping @WendyBZQuilting right in it. Wendy kindly agreed to come along and so she’s curated a bundle as well. Wendy’s called her bundle Raspberry Mango Sorbet (and now I want ice-cream!) and it’s sublime.

Artist’s rendition – actual quilt may differ.

You can order your own Raspberry Mango Sorbet bundle for $162.04AUD by clicking here.

I couldn’t go past inviting my good friend, @Skyberries along for the ride. I was so curious to see what she’d choose and The Neon Monarch hasn’t disappointed. I just love the way that Bec sees colour and I can’t wait to see her quilt come to life. (Look at all that Alison Glass!)

Artist’s rendition – actual quilt may differ.

You can order your own Neon Monarch bundle for $162.04AUD by clicking here.

Chelsea has also put together another bundle for those looking for a different option. This Sunshine and Rain Showers bundle is so on trend at the moment it hurts. I’m so tempted to pick up this bundle as pure stash enhancement.

Artist’s rendition – actual quilt may differ.

You can order your own Sunshine and Rain Showers bundle for $162.04AUD by clicking here.

Inspiration from the Interwebs

If those bundles haven’t gotten you excited about the fun you could have with this pattern, then check out the quilts (and links) I’ve found to help get your creative juices percolating.

You can find these quilts in the following places: A: Quilts By Me | B: Pinterest | C: Craftsy | D: Kathleen Quilts | E: Urban Quiltworks

I hope you’ll decide to come along with us on this ride, it’s going to be a real cracker of an adventure.

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Pink Door Fabrics provided the Punk’s Not Dead Bundle and Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt Pattern to GnomeAngel.com. All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by the businesses involved. For further information about my disclosure policy please click here.

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15 Comments

  1. karen August 3, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Am i the only one who doesn’t understand the pattern? I’m thoroughly confused ! When it says “fabric 1” or “fabric 2”, it doesn’t detail if its lights, darks, mediums.. and the pics in the pattern don’t seem to help. Any ideas?

    1. GnomeAngel August 3, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Hi Karen – The way that I read the pattern is that it’s totally your call what fabrics you want to use and where in regards to the light/dark/medium split. My assumption is that the fabric requirements on the back of the pattern were written that way to ensure people paid attention to the fabrics so that the pattern in the wings could be discernible. You can go to town and mix and match them in whatever way you like. If you’re having trouble with inspiration check out the event hashtag or Pinterest to see how others have approached it.

      1. Karen August 3, 2017 at 1:35 pm

        Thank you!

  2. Gayla July 31, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I am in central time (USA) & will be traveling in a different USA time zone for 4 weeks. If I post in a time zone other than my “home” time zone am I disqualified? Also, are we supposed to post all blocks, e.g. all 10 Intersection blocks, together in one shot? Thanks!

    1. GnomeAngel August 3, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Hi Gayla – the requirements for eligibility have been posted and you can read them by clicking here.

  3. Vanessa July 29, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Does it matter when you posts your pics to be eligible for prizes, for example if I fall behind one week but catch up the next week can I posts both lots of pics then.

    1. GnomeAngel August 3, 2017 at 11:25 am

      HI Vanessa, the requirements for eligibility have been posted and you can read them by clicking here.

      1. Vanessa August 3, 2017 at 1:18 pm

        Thankyou, that takes some pressure off.

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  5. Annette July 23, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I’d luv to take part in a Sew-a-Along……..but don’t know how to use Instagram & don’t want another social media outlet as these are time wasting when I want to sew! 😢😢😢

    1. GnomeAngel July 23, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Hi Annette – There’s a number of way for you to be involved with this event, you don’t need to use Instagram to participate if you don’t want to, it’s only if you want to be eligible for the prizes. There’s a Facebook group that you can post to or you can just follow along on the blog at your own pace. There’s also a number of apps available to help you manage your social media use if you’re finding it taking up your sewing time – just google “time management app”. Hope this helps!

  6. Sandy July 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Will you be letting us know how much fabric we will need and the yardage for each?

    1. GnomeAngel July 17, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Hi Sandy, you can find all those details on the back of the pattern or in the frequently asked questions section: click here to view.

  7. Susan July 11, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Oh, don’t do this to us. It’s gorgeous & al lthe fabric bundles are delish. Not sure I’ve got enough time at the moment to do another project & sily me doesn’t know how to use Instagram, I’ll kep thinking about it for the moment, as I still love doing samplers. Hope the cold is much better. Take care.

    1. GnomeAngel July 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Hi Susan! I completely understand, as I sit here starring down the barrel of all the blocks this quilt needs I’m starting to question my own sanity! 😉