This post is part of the Tula Pink Sew Along!
Hi guys! My name is Lindsay and I blog at Lindsay Sews and Craft Buds. I am also an editor over at CraftFoxes, a social networking site for crafters. Did I mention that I got to hang out with Sara the other week at Sewing Summit, as well as take her awesome class on sewing bags?
I am so happy to be a part of the Tula Pink Sew Along, because it gave me the chance to sew something I didn't have to think about too hard! Since most of my sewing lately has involved writing a pattern from scratch, it was so nice to be able to follow a pattern and just have fun sewing, while still making it my own.
This Tula Pink quilt pattern is called "Cherry Pie" and I'd say it's suited for advanced beginners. The pieced squares go together pretty easily, and perfection is not really an issue as long as you can trim the blocks to the correct size! The sashing was also fairly easy to piece by following the pattern.
The fabric is Bespoken by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery. For the quilting, I chose a free motion pebble design for the squares and a stipple for the sashing. This quilt uses Pellon Legacy Wool batting, which gives an awesome "puffy" texture to my free motion quilting! I also used Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP Thread, which was strong enough to get me few a few hours of quilting without breakage.
The blocks are assembled in wonky or diagonal strips, while the sashing between blocks is made of two different colors, which gives the cool interlocking effect. The quilt top was quick to put together, especially since I opted for 9 blocks instead of 16. It made a nice-size lap quilt (or a large crib quilt) at around 58'' x 58'' finished. The pattern comes in three sizes: small (58" x 76") medium (76" x 76") or large (94" x 94").
For the binding, I used Art Gallery's Oval Elements. I think the lime color gives a nice crispness to the deeper tones!
Thanks for having me, and I hope you will try out one of Tula's quilt patterns. They are very easy to follow and are a fun way to show off a lot of prints!