Thursday, May 9, 2013

Quilt Stories




Every quilt has two stories--the story of its making and the story of the maker during the process. We piece some quilts quickly, and they are finished in an instant of our lives; however, some quilts (as we all know) take a little time. Today I finished one of those quilts that took quite a while to finish. This is my scrappy Tula Pink quilt (Moda Bella Bleached White for background).


I absolutely love so many of the combinations in this quilt...I'll share just a few favorites so the post isn't over-loaded with pictures.


I always tell people I'm not much of a pink fan...but I don't know...I think it just has to be this shade of pink!


And then this combination of blues and greens along with the mix of hexagons and plus signs...love!


It's overcast out today, so I may have gone a little overboard with the pictures...



Anyway, back to the story of this quilt. This quilt is the story of being patient. Sometimes you collect fabrics knowing they are for something special but not knowing what that is. And once I figured out what I was going to do with my small collection of Tula Pink fabrics I knew I wanted to wait for more Tula fabric collections to mix in.



I'm glad I waited. I think this quilt just has so much more depth with the play of so many collections...and yet I also think they mix and match beautifully. Now if I can just figure out a backing...should I look for something now...or wait for another collection to be released? I'll have to ponder that one a while.


I also want to share something I forgot to mention the other day when I shared my "Cross Roads" quilt and pattern. I love the backing I used...it's from another Sweetwater collection, Lucy's Crab Shack.


So if you have any Lucy's Crab Shack sitting around...you might want to keep some to mix in with Road 15 when it is available--they are wonderful together!

Thanks so much for stopping by. And thank you for the lovely pattern comments. It's a little scary putting something out that is a personal design (at least for me), and I appreciate the kind words. Some of you who have left the nicest comments are "no reply" bloggers meaning that I can't email you back to say thank you--so thank you to every one!

PS Patterns for "Cross Roads" are still on sale through Friday in my Etsy shop.


Have a wonderful day!

18 comments:

Nancy E said...

Another great quilt!

Heckety said...

Your opening comment is so true, though I never though of quilt stories that way. Its a lovely sentiment. What is it with quilters and story telling? Always love a good story.

And your quilt? Why its delectible too!

Jean(ie) said...

I think there's a new line coming out at market... Acacia... Looks cute with the little raccoons.

em's scrapbag said...

Love the Tula Pink quilt!

Cindy said...

I love your Tula Pink quilt and the story behind it! Congrats on the first pattern! It's a great design!

Sarah Lizzie said...

I love the many back stories that are threaded through the stitching of each quilt! Your quilt is so pretty......love the many colours and patterns that you have chosen!

sewpaintit.blogspot.com.au said...

Thay all looks amazing and isn't it great that all quilts have a story personal to us? Just the fabric we kept for ages and finally used and what was going on at the time. You are so right!

Hildy said...

It's a beautiful quilt! And Ijust bought myself Cross Roads:-)

gailss said...

Love both of these quilts and think your new patter is just great. Both are happy types and Cross Roads is a deffinate "to do" quilt. Thanks Sherri..
Gail

Lisa D. said...

It definitely was well worth waiting to collect more fabric. Your Tula Pink quilt is amazing!

Cindy said...

It's so wonderful to be able to use several of a designer's lines....I do that with 3 Sisters.

Jolana said...

I always afraid of combination of some colors and now I again see... each combination is great! Really nice result!

Have a grea weekend, Jolana

KMSC said...

You constantly impress me with all the beautiful quilts you sew! Because of you, I try to sew everyday. Thanks for the inspiration!

Millie said...

Beautiful quilt and thanks for sharing your stories. Your quilts always inspire me. :)

OPQuilt said...

I love those quilts that take a while and that can trigger memories for us. It makes the quilt so much more than just cloth and stitches, for then it becomes a marker for events in our lives.

Beautiful quilt. I also liked the close-up of all the various fabrics--I, too, love that shade of pink!

Elizabeth E.

michelle said...

Ha! I love that backing--I bought a couple yards of that fabric....just loved it when I saw it!! I still have my stash of Lucy's Crab Shack....just waiting for the perfect project to use it--now you have me thinking about waiting a bit longer for the new line!! THANKS!!! I love all their lines, so I just buy them as they produce them...hehehe. Also, just ordered YOUR book--can't wait to get it. I was so tickled for you when I saw that you wrote a book--I love your blog (it was one of the very first I started visiting regularly!!!) and am so happy for you. Enjoy this success!!!

Joslynn McLaughlin said...

Hi Sherri,

I am interested in making a "100 Good Wishes" quilt for my foster daughter that we are adopting from China. I REALLY like the pattern for the quilt in this post. Is this your pattern and if so would you be willing to sell me pattern...If it not, can you tell me where you found this pattern?

This quilt is so beautiful! I think think the alternating white boxing just really sets it off!

Joslynn

Mama Pea said...

I love the plaids from Lucy's Crab Shack. Who am I kidding? I love all of it.

I have started collecting Tula. I feel bad because I've missed her previous lines. It will take me a while to collect enough of her lines to do what you've done! But I love it!

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