Rumor has it that Erica is working on a quilt from one of my favorite recent quilt books. (Yes, I know, they’re all my favorite. That is irrelevant for now.)
Quilts from the House of Tula Pink (A18230) is a fun book full of interesting color combinations and some surprising design elements. I can’t wait to see Erica’s interpretation of a Tula Pink design!
In the book we get a “peek behind the curtain” into both the fabric design and quilt design process. I always think it’s so interesting to read about how designers approach these processes in their own ways. Sometimes I even think about how I might approach this process. That’s the point, right? I do think that Tula wants us to be inspired to dream up our own creations.
With ten large quilt designs and ten accessory projects to choose from, there are plenty of opportunities to let your creativity flow. Personally, I’m thinking that one of the smaller projects would be a great place to start so that I can get an idea of how the designs are going to work for me.
As a designer for Free Spirit Fabrics, Tula Pink has created many fabric lines with her own cutting edge flair. The Prince Charming Fabrics (above) obviously lend themselves well to the designs in this book. One of the quilt designs echoes the raindrops on the right.
Reading this book really gave me a sense of how Tula Pink goes about designing her fabrics and quilt patterns. Her own drawings are included in the book along with explanations of the thought process behind some of the design elements. I’m looking forward to seeing more of Tula’s books in the future to watch her designs grow and evolve even more!
As always, please let us know if you’ve made any of the designs from this book or if you do in the future. We love to see your creations! And by the way, yes I know that you’re waiting to read about the secrets from last week but it’s just not quite time yet. Patience is a virtue, you know.
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