A first time Sewing With Nancy guest, Tula Pink, is a self-described hippie quilter. Her free-form designs are totally modern, yet she uses tried and true quilting methods. Tula and I recorded a 2-part series, Quilts from the House of Tula Pink. This week, the first episode is the featured video online.
Tula’s Hounds Tooth Quilt, featured above, updates a traditional design woven into fabric and super-sizes it into a pieced quilt top. Ideal for a masculine or urban chic décor, create it with just two high contrast fabrics or gradate the fabric colors for subtle drama.
Overview of the Hounds Tooth Quilt
Four strips are sewn together in a strip set. We used high contrast for the TV samples. Notice in the finished quilt how Tula changed the look with subtle gradation of color!
From each strip set, squares are cut out on point.
Blocks the same size as the strip-set squares are cut from both the dark and light fabrics and arranged as follows.
When additional rows are added, you can see the houndstooth design appear.
There’s more on TV and in Tula’s Book
All of these quilt patterns, plus many more, are featured in Tula’s book. Not only are there great pattern instructions in the book, but the photography is eye candy!
During this episode, you’ll also enjoy learning how to create the organic quilt design, Any Which Way. Raw-edge appliqué is the featured technique in this design.
The Bean Stalk Quilt, the feature on the book cover, is organic with intension, according to Tula. (I really like that description.) It may look free-form, but tried and true quilting techniques are used in the process.
F & W, the publisher of Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, has offered a free book to a random winner from this week and next week’s blog comments. Please post your favorite quilt design or whatever interesting tidbit you learned from our TV show. We’ll post the random winner on November 1.
Thank you to Amy Barickman, who graciously offered to send a copy of Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers to the random winner from those who shared their favorite process or design from our program, Fabric Flowers Part 1 and Part 2. The random winner is Janice Chally. Her response was, Bias blooms. I am a yo-yo fanatic.
Bye for now,
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