Tula Pink Sew Along: Fade to Pink

This post is part of the Tula Pink Sew Along!
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Tula Pink Sew Along

Today’s post is from Michelle of City House Studio. She recently won some ribbons for her sewing projects at the Minnesota State Fair. Check out her blog to find out more about her quilts!

I’m so happy to be a part of the Tula Pink Sew Along at Sew Sweetness! Today I get to show off my new quilt, which has quickly become a favorite in our house. My girls love rainbows, so I re-interpreted Tula Pink’s pattern “Fade to Pink” with the colors of the rainbow.

This was such a fun quilt to make!

This pattern would be an easy one for beginners.  The cutting is easy, sewing the rectangles together was easy, and there are no corners or blocks to match up.  It is constructed in rows, separated by long strips of background fabric.  
And it was quick to put together! I finished the quilt top in two days, and then spent two more days quilting it.

This quilt is huge! In this photo my husband is trying to hold up the quilt — and his arms aren’t quite long enough!   The quilt measures 80 x 80, a great size for my daughter’s bed.
I quilted this myself, which was exhausting! (my back and arms still ache) I fell in love with Denyse Schmidt’s signature figure-eight long-arm machine quilting pattern when I first saw her book Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to replicate this by free motion quilting on my home machine, but I think it works! My quilting is definitely more “organic” than hers, but I love the overall effect.  
For the back I used fabric from Ikea –aren’t the houses fun?!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I hope you enjoy the rest of the Tula Pink Sew Along!

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