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!