Archive for the ‘The Birds & the Bees’ Category
The October 2013 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting just hit newsstands and mailboxes around the world! Inside you will find a 6 page Tula Pink feature titled Modernitional with a bunch of AMAZING photos of my work and studio.
Also included in the magazine is my new Peaks & Valleys pattern! I have been getting a ton of questions about this quilt and when it will be released, so yay! Its finally out. Make sure to subscribe to APQ or at the very least grab a copy of this issue before you checkout at the grocery store. Peaks & Valleys Quilt Kits are now available through i Heart Tula Pink
PS. I illustrated the title, Modernitional, for the story. Check it out when you read the magazine. What does this word mean to you?
[PHOTO] Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2013 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.
There is an old saying that goes something like this: “If you love something, set it free, don’t let it sit in a closet all wrapped up in tissue paper and handled with white gloves when all it really wants is to be loved and put to good use”. That might not be the exact saying but I’m pretty sure it’s close. I have been asked time and time again if I would ever part with any of my babies, and I guess the time has come. I can’t set them all free just yet but…
After much debate and a tear or two I am letting go of a fair few of my most treasured possessions. It was killing me seeing them folded up and put away. The true nature of a quilt is to provide warmth and to be loved and admired, spread out over beds, bunched up on chairs, snuggling under as winter approaches or just enjoying a good book on the porch. What ever use each person finds for their beloved quilts, storage is not a quilt’s ideal setting. I have too many and many more ahead of me. It’s time to set them free where they can love you as you love them back. Quilts tend to live a lot longer than people, and one day I hope to be remembered for my work.
Each quilt comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a little piece of my heart. Each certificate lists the name of the quilt, the name of the fabric line or lines used, the dimensions, the dates and all information regarding the methods, materials and any special places that the quilt has appeared or magazines in which the quilt has been published. Each certificate and quilt is signed by myself and Angela Walters (only on quilts that Angela Walters has quilted).
The quilts have been listed for sale on ihearttulapink.com
Thursday, May 16th - Schoolhouse schedule is as follows:
[1:55PM] Tula Pink x Aurifil Threads | Room A103/10
Every so often someone will e-mail me pictures of a project using my fabrics that blows me away. This is one of those cases. I’m obviously a huge fan of my own fabric, and i’ve always loved this particular Amy Butler bag pattern. Seeing them work so well together makes me smile. Thank you Shawna Haynes for making this and for originally sharing a photo on my Facebook page. I encourage you all to share your projects using Tula Pink on my Facebook wall or by hashtagging #TulaPink on Instagram. I’m always keeping an eye out for fantastic stuff like this to post!
Fabrics – The Birds & the Bees by Tula Pink
Pattern – Weekender Travel Bag by Amy Butler
In honor of my little trip to England next week I made myself some let’s-be-friends international-commemorative-pillows or LBFICP for short. I am really considering making a pillow for every country I visit for my living room. I will call it my magic travel couch project. Seriously, I am going to England! Yay! I will be there for about two weeks. I will have a lot going on while I am there and there will be a lot of opportunities for us to hang out, take a walk, get a drink, fall in love, you know whatever strikes us in the moment. Sooooo….. Here is the list of Whats, Whens and Wheres:
Thursday – August 16th
9:30 to 4:30 Beanstalks Quilt
NEC – Twisted Threads Festival of Quilts
BOOK SIGNINGS AT FESTIVAL OF QUILTS
Twisted Threads – Festival of Quilts
NEC, Birmingham August 16 – 19
Stand# A24 Hall 8
Thursday – August 16th – 5:00pm
Friday – August 17th – 11:30am – 12:30pm
Friday – August 17th – 2:30am – 3:30pm
Saturday – August 18th - 11:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday – August 18th – 2:30am – 3:30pm
Sunday – August 19th - 11:30am – 12:30pm
Sunday – August 19th – 2:30am – 3:30pm
MEET AND GREET
Tuesday – August 21st
Blue Star Tavern Dining Room
6 Belgrave Mews West Belgravia London SW1X 8HT
Wednesday – August 22st
LADY SEW & SEWFarm Road
Henley on Thames
United Kingdom Tel: 01491 572528
Check out the super cool article on sew4home.com about mixing it up with fabric collections. If choosing fabric outside of a specific collection, of which I am entirely against (just kidding ) remains an enigma to you then check this out. They have chosen a couple of different collections and mixed them up with velveteens and trims and lace to create a little bedroom scene. It’s fun and informative which we all like. There will be a new post everyday this week so take a break from what ever you are doing and take a peak.
Last Chance to sign up for my upcoming adventure at Stash Quilts in Walla Walla Washington! We are going to paint the town pink! The Stash girls and I have come up with a two day plan of quilting and talking and good old fashioned quilty debauchery. I am packing my suitcases full of quilts, fabric and drawings. I will be sneak peaking upcoming fabric collections and sharing my fabric design process. If you love fabric or quilting or me and can make it to Walla Walla come and hang out. I plan on drinking a lot of coffee which often leads to over sharing.
Update: The workshop is now sold out! Still room for one more at the lecture!
Here are the details:
Friday, July 27
5 – 7 p.m.
Book signing, meet & greet at Stash
STASH | 25 W. Main St.
Saturday, July 28
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Stacks Workshop (lunch included) at
Marcus Whitman Ballroom.
5 – 7 p.m.
Tula Pink Lecture at Marcus Whitman
MARCUS WHITMAN | 6 W. Rose St.
To sign up for any of the above events contact the lovely ladies at Stash:
I will be teaching my Stacks quilt from my book, Quilts from the House of Tula Pink. I plan being charming and informative all day long. You won’t want to miss it.
Hey kiddos! After two years I finally figured out a way to pattern Space Dust. It’s the first of my PDF patterns that you can download and have right here. Right now. I love a little instant gratification. This pattern is so epic that it’s the one and only new pattern that I am releasing for The Birds and The Bees. It is only in a downloadable format at this time.
I consider this to be a great intro to paper foundation piecing. This is my absolute favorite way to make quilts. It’s the simplest way to achieve perfection and the easiest way to piece triangles. You don’t have to worry about bias or matching points, the foundation does all of that for you. As long as you can sew on a line you can make this quilt. Space Dust has 44 unique templates that make up this completely radical meteor ball. I included tons of diagrams, basic paper foundation tips and techniques, a quilting guide and an extremely detailed fabric placement guide in case you want to make this one just like mine.
Sew Sweetness did a really thorough review on this pattern if you want some unbiased info on the pattern and to see it in another fabric arrangement. This is my all time favorite quilt and it took me more than a year to figure out how to write it in the simplest way possible so I am definitely not objective on the subject. Yep, I am biased because I LOVE this quilt!
If you want to take a crack at it go to my Pattern Shop or hit the buy now button below.
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