The Star of Tula Beauty is an ongoing work in progress.
As part of the Ms Midge Aussie Charm Swap – we all started this Charm Along with 112 5″ charms.
I have only recently began to like/ love Tula Pink Fabrics. The colours are bright and vibrant, and the colour combinations are bold and daring – which is fantastic !! These bold and daring colours have forced me to look out of my comfort zone as a Quilter. I have spent hours sorting this charm pack into a rainbow of colour shades, then searching for ideas for how to use the charms to their full potential ! A lot of Tula Pink’s fabrics are fantastic for fussy cutting – which is one of my loves – but the 5″ charms were already cut and many of the prints had only a 1/2 to a 1/4 of the design – grr ! So a lot of my ideas just wouldn’t work. But that is all part of a charm swaps’ journey which is 100% ok ! So out came my trusty graph paper and away I went !
Finally I sorted out the charms into an array of 6 colours (this took a LONG time !!) and A Star was Born (very appropriate for this time of the Year 🙂
I have made many Quilts now using Equilateral Triangles and they are as Versatile to me as HSTs !! The Vibrancy of this Star of Tula Beauty is amazing !! I just may have made my first Quilt for Myself 😉 ??!
My Son wasn’t that keen to stand on the balcony today. His face says a thousands words – some of which I’m sure contains the phrase “Seriously Mum !! Do I have to hold another Quilt !!” The joys of school holidays !
The Star of Tula Beauty is surrounded by Emma Louise’s White and Tula Pinks Eden. I considered making the border from extra Bright Tula Pink charms, but then thought this would detract from the centre star !
I have fussy cut the 5″ charms as much as I could to highlight their beauty and patterns. The triangles in the centre hexagon are a great representation of Tula Pink’s amazing creations !!
My next challenge is to decide how I will Quilt this Beauty !! Hmmmm ! Yes I think that will take hours of sketching too !! This really will be a Quilt of love…………….. time and tears 😉
Thank you Tula Pink for the beautiful fabric you have designed and created, and thank you Ms Midge for the Charm Swaps to enable my love of fabric and force me to work outside of my comfort zone !!
Until next time,