Alice Butterfly Quilt Wall Hanging
After putting it off for a few weeks and having to stop for another project in between, I finally finished my Alice Butterfly Quilt! I love, love butterflies so when I found this pattern by Elizabeth Hartman, it was a no-brainer. I purchased it faster than you can say “butterfly”. And I couldn’t not do it in purple since it’s my favorite color. Making this butterfly quilt was a huge learning experience for me since it forced me to do things I hadn’t done before. It was also my first time following a pattern and it was a doozy. Thankfully, Elizabeth Hartman does a wonderful job with great diagrams and clear instructions. Some lessons learned from this quilt:
- Always, always square off your blocks. I got a little carried away and didn't square off a couple and it came back to haunt me later on.
- Keep seam allowances in mind when matching up pieces (looking at you slightly off antennas!)
- Mark that quilt top or you’ll end up with crooked quilting lines that you’ll need to rip and redo. I thought eyeing the piecing lines on the butterfly would be enough, boy was I wrong. Hera marker, here I come for next time! 🙈
- Write down the settings you’re using when quilting so when you come back two weeks and a different project later, you know what to set your machine at so all the quilting looks the same.