Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tula Pink Sew Along

I'm so happy to be a part of the Tula Pink Sew Along
Today I get to show off my new quilt,
which has quickly become a favorite in our house.
My girls love rainbows, so I re-interpreted Tula Pink's pattern "Fade to Pink" with the colors of the rainbow.
This was such a fun quilt to make!

This pattern would be an easy one for beginners.  The cutting is easy, sewing the rectangles together was easy, and there are no corners or blocks to match up.  It is constructed in rows, separated by long strips of background fabric.  

And it was quick to put together!
I finished the quilt top in two days,
and then spent two more days quilting it.

This quilt is huge!
In this photo my husband is trying to hold up the quilt -- and his arms aren't quite long enough!  
The quilt measures 80 x 80,
a great size for my daughter's bed.
I quilted this myself, which was exhausting!

(my back and arms still ache)
I fell in love with Denyse Schmidt's signature figure-eight long-arm machine quilting pattern when I first saw her book Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration.
I wasn't sure if I'd be able to replicate this by free motion quilting on my home machine, but I think it works!
My quilting is definitely more "organic" than hers,
but I love the overall effect.  

For the back I used fabric from Ikea --
aren't the houses fun?!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!
I hope you enjoy the rest of the Tula Pink Sew Along!


  1. Michelle, I just had to pop over here and join your site and tell you how great I think your Tula Pink quilt is..I really love it.

  2. Your quilt is gorgeous! I think I love it more than the one in the book!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the fresh bright colors and the actual quilting design you chose to to to finish it!

  4. Such a fun, bright quilt. The quilting looks gorgeous . . . you did well!

  5. Great quilt Michelle! love the bright fun colors!!

  6. The quilt is gorgeous Michelle...I love the freshness of it. And the quilting is fantastic!!

  7. What a beautiful quilt - I love the quilting you did.

  8. I love your interpretation. It looks fantastic!

  9. Awesome job, Michelle! Love this quilt.

  10. Michelle, it's so gorgeous. it has such movement with the orientation of the blocks and the colour gradiation. Lovely!

  11. it's gorgeous! you've done an amazing job.

  12. I think your quilting is fabulous! I love the rainbow effect, too!

  13. Wow! You finished the top in two days! You're amazing, Michelle! It looks great!

  14. Amazaing! Two days? Lovely quilt. It takes me forever. 2 years in the making. Give me the nudge to keep at it...Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

  15. GREAT quilt! I love the rainbow effect - it is really creative and beautiful to boot. I love those Ikea houses too. :)

  16. It looks great, love the quilting and the backing!

  17. This is a gorgeous quiilt, I love it! And what a big bed your daughter has got!!