Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Fabric Fix: The One Where I Finally Understand the Tula Craze

So, I've bought bits and pieces of Tula Pink here and there. Partly because I liked the prints and partly as a savings plan for the future (I kid, kind of). But I've never bought anything other than the basics and I've shied away from the big prints because only recently have I branched out from quilt making. 

But as I branch out to garment sewing and bag making, big prints are soooo my thing. I decided to buy a fat quarter bundle of Tula's latest line, Slow and Steady. And let's just say...

It was a very good decision. Look at those colors!! 
(Yes, the photo is dark because I took these in our last gloomy days in Seattle before the move to Utah). 

I seriously can't decide which prints I like best. They all have such potential for amazing projects. I've officially been converted to the Tula troops. 
I love the variety of basics and bright, vibrant prints. 
 These bunny prints are stunning. In the next life, I want to be able to draw. Until then, I will just pet this gorgeous fabric. 

I spent a good 20 minute studying this print and just finally decided that they need to be a bag that I can cuddle and pet and flaunt everywhere I go.

Because I'm still a basics girl at heart, I absolutely adore Tula's basics for this line. Though, let's be honest, there's nothing basic about them!

And this is the cutest "basic" I've seen. I see some motivational piano bags (piano lessons require a prize of some kind, right?) in my kids' future. Yes I used the words motivational and piano in the same sentence. 

While these prints kind of make me dizzy, I really want to make a skirt from at least one of them. I'd be the coolest church music teacher around! Or at least hypnotize the kids into singing well. 

I'm dying. Who knew snails could be so gorgeous? 

This print, as with all the tone on tone Tula prints, just make sense to me. They're interesting without being overbearing. The design is not too overwhelming. It's delicate but dramatic. 

Needless to say, I'm kicking myself for letting these beauties get packed away in storage for 30 days. I'll just live vicariously through you. What are you making with Slow and Steady?

Happy Friday and happy sewing!



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