Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Tula Pink Crush

The weekend following Christmas I totally binge-watched a video series featuring fabric designer Tula Pink! This is very, very rare for me but I was completely sucked into this show which features Tula in her fabulous house and shows the process of creating one of her fabric lines, Eden.

I think I want to be her when I grow up. Except that's a totally ludicrous statement as I am first of all older than her, plus I have no desire to design fabric. I'm pretty sure that she'd be horrified that someone would want to be her. She's an original and I bet she wants everyone else to be their own original too! But she and I are of a certain size and I really admire the confidence and great attitude she's got. Since her brother and mother work with her, maybe I shall aspire to be much like her mom, involved in a family business and my daughter is seriously creative!

So I did the next best thing after watching the whole series.....I bought some of her fabric. Since my daughter watched several episodes, and loved the hidden animals Tula designs, some of the fabric will be in a quilt for her.



I'm not quite sure what I'll do with the rest of it. It's sooooo pretty! I bought a mix of Eden and a few of her new True Colors line. Since she's got great prints, it'll have to be something I combine with some solids so I can still let my quilting shine.


While I was at it, I bought some great fabrics in colors I've been favoring lately; turquoise, grey, and a bit of orange. I'm thinking these fabrics combined with white or grey solids will be a ton of fun!

If you are not signed up for my newsletter (Ummm...and why aren't you?), you won't know that I'm having a ruler work link party in a little under 2 weeks! January 26th to be precise. If you're a blogger, share any of your ruler work projects, samples, practice pieces, and quilts. We'll all hop from link to link and feast on the quilty goodness while also inspiring and encouraging those who haven't yet tried to guide their free motion quilting with rulers.

6 comments:

  1. Hands down one of my favourite designers. :) I just ordered her coloring book.

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    1. I am sorely tempted by her coloring book but I've got some others around here gathering dust.

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  2. Amy, thanks so much for telling us about Tula's show on QNNTV. I spent two days pin basting a king size quilt, and had started the stitch in the ditch quilting when I noticed, omg, the backing fabric was just twisting all over. Stitching looked great, but the back fabric not so much! I decided to call it quits on doing such a large project myself, and called my long arm quilter friend for help. I spent a most delightful day ripping out stitches watching Tula in this very inspirational and educational show.

    While I am a big fan of yours and "aspire" to do ruler work (I have your Craftsy class, and rulers) I find your blog and YouTube videos to be of inspiration to me on many levels. Thank you for sharing and putting yourself out there. My very best wishes to you and your family for a very peace-filled, healthy and prosperous New Year.

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    1. Glad the show help the stitch ripping pass more pleasantly! Thank you for your kind and encouraging words! I love sharing my quilting adventures.

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  3. I read your blog post with interest as I, too, just watched that series, totally fascinated. I, too, bought some of her Eden line, 1/2-yard of each print, 8 pieces total. However, I don't plan to use it to make anything with it just yet. I feel as though I'm buying Art and I want to collect some of her other lines.

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    1. I like how much of her fabric across lines work together. I understand the desire to just look at it for a while too.

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