Hello there! I’m Elizabeth and I blog at Don’t Call Me Betsy. I was so excited when Sara started putting together the Tula Pink Sew Along – I had seen Tula’s amazing Space Dust quilt at Spring Market, and fell head over heels for it. I’m a big fan of Tula’s fabrics, but I was a little bit baffled as to how to take this quilt on without using the same exact fabrics that Tula used.
Before I got the pattern in hand, I pulled some fabrics together, attempting to find a color scheme that I thought would work well with the pattern. It was hard! I really wanted to try a different kind of color palette than I normally like to work with. Once I got the pattern and got a better understanding of how much fabric I would need, I pulled together this stack below to start with, using shades of orange, yellow, aqua, and brown.
Seeing the rows come together on my design wall was a great feeling. It helped me make changes to some of my color and fabric placement plans on the fly and also gave me a good sense of completion as I finished my blocks. Though the blocks themselves don’t look terribly impressive on their own, once you put them in with the other blocks, they truly look stunning.
I did not add the borders specified in the quilt pattern; rather I added 4″ wide borders all the way around the quilt top. I may trim them down slightly after quilting, to give more of a rectangular shape to the quilt, but right now, I really like the squareness of the top.