Saturday, December 10, 2022

Sewcialites Saturday

Block # 7 called Butterfly Garden was just posted. It's a pattern by Pat Sloan and although it was a  challenging pattern, and I made a few mistakes, I really enjoyed sewing it!

Here is a photo of some strips of Dublin fabric I recently 
bought and it matches my Sewcialites border fabric so well that it had to be used in the butterfly block.

I tried so hard to be organized and used the Alphabitties to label all the pieces. After I made my first mistake, I labelled each of the quadrants.

I finally figured out why I had pattern reading dyslexia. On page 2 of the pattern it has the left bottom block written on the right side of the page, and the right bottom block written on the left side of the page. You can't make this stuff up you guys! That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! 

But finally I figured it out and here is the butterfly in all her glory. I'm not loving the colour combo without the background fabric right by it, so this block will have to be placed beside the border in the final layout.

Here are my Sewcialites blocks on the design wall. It's quite a disparate collection so far. Oh well... I have made so many sampler quilts that I just trust that it will all come together well in the end!

Linking up to the weekly RSC party where the quilters are finishing up their RSC projects, and I am still making more blocks!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love your butterfly!

Sara said...

Really pretty butterfly block. I have my pattern printed but haven't started working on block #7 yet. Hopefully tomorrow.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I can see why that butterfly was tricky to make, but looks like it turned out great! Fun to see all your blocks together, too. I think it takes awhile for sampler quilts to come together, especially when you're making them in the rainbow style - I know yours will!

Susie H said...

Your butterfly is so pretty! I love the color combination she's displaying. The blocks will come together. That's the beauty of sampler blocks.

The Joyful Quilter said...

You aren't alone in the 'not finishing up' category for the RSC, Kathy. I'm right there with you! Carry-over is a perfectly viable option for our projects. Looking forward to updates in 2023!

Gwyned Trefethen said...

We've all been there, positive we've laid out the patches correctly, only to step back and know something isn't right. You recovered and worked you way beautifully, turning a caterpillar into a butterfly.

Pat said...

love your butterfly block and thats for the piecing tips!

grammajudyb said...

Glad you figured out the issue with the butterfly block! It’s a very pretty block!