Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tula Trees






 It was love at first sight! Months before Tula Pink's Acacia fabric range was released I set my heart on buying some. 




Soon after it arrived I starting working on my ideas, only to pack everything away again and wait for a sizeable amount of white fabric to arrive.










Yes, happy with the borders of diamonds for it's too plain and narrow without them - but those trees do need trunks.
















The colours have a lovely glow when viewed from behind. For a quilt like this I usually sew with seams slightly wider than a quarter inch as it feels more secure to me.




Yep, happy with this one and I love the name "Tula Trees" too. It's not a Christmas quilt yet has a festive air about it. I have one tree left to use on the back, when time permits. 


Sharing at WIP Wednesday.


33 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

This is great design Karen and the process you went though to get there!! And such wonderful, jewel-like colours! Lovely!

Lisa said...

I think the addition of the trunks really grounds the trees and adds character - great idea! I love the picture of it in the sky - colours look amazing!!!

✿ chica said...

Tu sabes fazer trabalhos lindos! Adorei! beijos,lindo dia! chica

Sarah Lizzie said...

What a lovely design, Karen. The trees look amazing set against the white!! Love the photo of the trees with the sky as the backdrop!!

Jette Hollesen said...

Wov, Lovely, colourfull fabrics
and creations. Such things make one happy.

Greetings
JetteMajken

Giga said...

Jestem ciekawa ukończonego dzieła, pewno będzie wspaniały.Jak na razie bardzo podoba mi się pomysł i śliczne kolory materiału. Życzę zadowolenia z pracy przy niej. Pozdrawiam.
I'm curious completed work will surely be great. So far I really like the idea and the beautiful colors of the material. I wish you satisfaction with the work with her. Yours.

Joop Zand said...

Lovely design and colors.......good post Karen.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This lovely creation has me sitting here with a huge smile on my face. I LOVE it. It's a happy, colorful piece and your work is so precise and wonderful.

Happy Creating ~ FlowerLady

Sara said...

They are a whimsical delight for the eyes to feast on!

Amy said...

what a great quilt. I love the diamonds, they add a nice touch.

Nilya said...

Love those trees and the Name too :)

Carla said...

Fabulous! Very creative

Erica Sta said...

A greatful sewing work you have done, dear Karen ... Good design. Wished I could make this too!

Greetings by Heidrun

Julie Johnson said...

Visiting from WIP: Gorgeous!!
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Tessa Marie said...

Wow, this is amazing. Thank you for sharing your process - I always like to see that. I love that the tree trunks are "hanging". Really adds to the modern feel and I think Tula would be proud!

sherry said...

great design and wow it makes a wonderful quilt...

Paula said...

I love your design, it's really stunning. And it certainly does seem festive without actually being a festive quilt. Beautiful.

Anna said...

This is such an awesome design! And the fabric, of course, if fabulous :)

JudyB said...

A wonderful improv design!

geanina said...

beautiful design and colors.. :)

Julie said...

It is lovely Karen - not a traditional Christmas quilt but certainly perfectly coloured for the summery down under Christmas we experience.

Gina said...

Wow Karen, this is so beautiful!!! Fabulous work!!!

Shannon Mower said...

I love your project! It's very cute and modern!

Linda R said...

What wonderful work my friend. I always love to see what you are working on..

Hugs~

Joyful said...

It's a cute quilt and just in time for the festive season ;-)

monkeyneedle said...

It's beautiful! I love it!!

Joy said...

You are so patient with quilting;)i believe it takes a lot of time and work;)

Fun60 said...

Another amazing design and the addition of the trunks just finishes it off perfectly.

Kirsten said...

Really beautiful Karen - love the fresh summery colours!

amanda | wildly simple said...

I adore it, Karen! Another piece of art!!

Michele P. said...

love your choice of colors and the layout is fabulous. Very creative.

Elise Lea said...

Love what you have done with these gorgeous fabrics! The diamonds really accent those beautiful trees.

hydeeannsews said...

Karen, it's simply beautiful and beautifully simple! what a wonderful idea that has translated so nicely. great quilt!

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