Horrified. Embarrassed. I'm feeling like such a fool.
Today a message was left by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet on my instagram picture sharing the notice for the flower block tutorial as part of the Elephant Parade quilt along.
She kindly asked me to direct message her. And, so I did, of course.
Lori described how many people have notified her of the similarity between the tulip block shared in the Elephant Parade quilt along and the one Lori has published in her Quilty Fun book. She explained that, other than the larger measurements, it was the same as her Quilty Fun Tulip Block. And that it was okay to leave my version of it in the Elephant Parade quilt along. But that if I was selling the pattern.... That was not okay.
Lori handled this situation with such grace and understanding. And wished for us to have a fun and successful quilt along. Now I just feel like such an idiot. I am horrified and embarrassed.
As a result, I have now changed the instructions for the quilt along and the pdf pattern to include 3 of the round top flowers instead. And have removed any reference to the tulip block. Please forgive me for any inconvenience this may have caused if you are participating the quilt along. I am truly sorry and I just feel so sick about this whole thing.