The first installment of the Tula Pink Sew Along is complete!
This quilt top is based on a pattern from the December/January 2011 edition of Quilt magazine. It measures 68” x 84” and is made from mostly Tula Pink fabrics including Full Moon Forest, Birds and the Bees, Nightshade, and Prince Charming. There are also a couple of AMH, Amy Butler, and Denyse Schmidt fabrics and some random charms collected from a few swaps. If you ever have the chance to join a charm swap, you should do it! It sure is nice to have some choices when you are picking out fabrics for a scrappy quilt.
This quilt top qualifies for “trying new things” for a few reasons:
- the pattern is from a magazine
- this scrappy quilt looks pretty good and isn’t made from all one fabric line or designer
- I used Tula Pink fabric
- I made it in time to be part of a sew along
- and I’m seriously considering having it long-arm quilted
The last one is a big one for me. Have you ever had anything quilted for you? A few months ago I would have pooh-poohed sending it out, but I have realized I like piecing a quilt, but rarely quilting it.
This is the “first installment” because I have bought two—yes two!—Tula Pink patterns. One is a huge zig-zag quilt and the other is called Snowglobes. I am not joking when I say I am going to make both of them by the end of the Sew Along! Are you entering anything in the Sew Along?