Friday, October 25, 2013

Prince Charming

There is something very special about fabric from Tula Pink. Most fabrics shout out to you. "Hey you, shopper, look at how cute/amazing/fun I am. Don't you want to take me home and add me to your stash? Just look at my adorable fish/gnomes/mermaids? Wouldn't my text/stripes/seeds be such a versatile mixer?"

But Tula Pink fabrics are different. The first time you meet you are just getting acquainted. Each time you meet after that, you notice a little something you didn't see there before. A scallop that is actually a snail. Or a little girl catching butterflies or swinging with her hair blowing out behind her. Instead of screaming at you, they slowly whisper their story to you. And every time, without fail, the more I get to know them, the more I fall in love.

Prince Charming Quilt

This quilt is made almost exclusively with Tula's Prince Charming line. I actually found it as a quilt kit at a quilt festival a long while back, but sadly I lost the information on the shop or origin of the pattern in between. I loved the combination of the satin with the quilting cottons. That little bit of shimmer in the perfect shade of green to go with Tula's fabric was just too much for me to resist.

Prince Charming Quilt

Looking straight on you can see the quilt itself is fairly simple, and it expectedly went together really quickly. It is definitely all about showing off the fabric. I selected a quilt motif meant to be evocative of ripples in water, to go with the aquatic theme of this line. This motif was super easy to quilt and I anticipate re-using it again in the future.

Prince Charming Quilt

It now has a happy spot on the pretty aqua wall behind my sewing desk in our office (and hopefully some day nursery).

Prince Charming Quilt

<3 Kelsey

PS This quilt is an entry in Blogger's Quilt Festival over at AmysCreativeSide.com. Every festival has hundreds of quilts, so if you've never been, you really ought to go check it out!

Linking up to Fabric Tuesday.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, that satin green just sings!
    I got into quilting after Prince Charming was starting to leave the shops, so I didn't get to know the line very well, but the colors are really speaking to me. Beautiful work!

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  2. Simple but effective! Great use of fussy-cutting, especially with that scalloped border.

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  3. Loving the colours, very calming!!

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  4. Fabulous! Looks great on that wall. Hope it goes into a nursery too : )
    Enjoy the Festival

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  5. Lovely quilt. It's my favourite Tula Pink lines of all :)

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  6. That's beautiful! I love seeing it on the wall...and your sewing machine cover is so cute too!

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  7. Thanks. I agree, Prince Charming is definitely my favorite Tula Pink line so far. :)

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  8. I completely understand what you mean about Tula Pink's fabric designs! She is my absolute favorite - I love how there's always something else hiding in her designs, waiting for you to discover it :-)

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