Tula Pink Sew Along: Field Study

Field Study 
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Tula Pink Sew Along

Katie from There and Back hosts the weekly Handmade Parade, which is a linky party dedicated to all things handsewn…hexagons, embroidery, hand quilting, you name it! Check it out to see this week’s group of entries!

Hi I’m Katie and I blog at There & Back Thanks so much to Sara for inviting me to join in this fun-tastic event. Who doesn’t love Tula Pink? Certainly not anyone I know! Besides, I had been *dying* for an excuse to order some of the newly released The Birds & the Bees fabric line…..
For my pattern I chose Field Study, a deceptively simple pattern. When you first see the pattern, it’s hard to tell how it’s going to be pieced. However as soon as you open it up, you see that it’s simple enough for a beginning quilter. The pieces are all square. Big squares at that. Really great for someone just perfecting their rotary cutting skills, or for a more experienced quilter who wants a project that will come together double-time!

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The size of the pieces make it incredibly easy to perfectly match all of your seams. Bonus!!

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The pattern is laid out with coloured diagrams, rather than a lot of words, making it incredibly easy to see what fabric should go where. In this case, wordy instructions would just get in the way of the simplicity of the design. It’s sewn together in nice neat rows, which, after you’ve followed the layout diagram, produce the striking chevron/zigzag design. 
I didn’t find it necessary to make any modifications to the pattern, as there were already three sizes given, and the quilt definitely didn’t need me adding borders or any such nonsense ;-) Small is 48″x60″, medium (my choice) 72″x72″, and large 84″x96″. The fabric requirements we nearly perfect. I have enough of each fabric left over to make a scrappy binding. I hadn’t planned a scrappy binding, but honestly, I just couldn’t choose. I’m still debating a quilting design. I don’t think it’s necessary to highlight an obvious pattern, that seems a bit redundant. I might just send it to Chelsea and let her work her magic…..

Thanks again to Sara for hosting and inviting me along me. This project was my most enjoyed of the entire summer! Thank you Tula Pink for being awesome!

6 thoughts on “Tula Pink Sew Along: Field Study

  1. I love this quilt! I just checked out the pattern in her shop and I was wondering what kind of size fabric you need to make a zig or a zag. I am definitely getting this pattern. The quilt looks beautiful and I love the review…I need something easy to make that looks this great!

  2. Look at those perfect points. :) I love this bright and beautiful quilt top finish Katie! If you do send it to Chelsea, she will undoubtedly have lots of fun with it.

  3. I hadn’t seen this pattern before! What a great pattern. There are lots of fabrics that you just don’t want to cut into little pieces and this would be perfect for those.

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