I've made plenty of handbags with Tula's fabrics but when I saw this print, Cameo from Parisville, I challenged myself to come up with a quilt. Honestly, I love this fabric so much I would wallpaper my entire house in it if I thought my husband wouldn't move out. So, a quilt it is. I cut myself a yard and immediately decided that whatever I was making was going to be on point so I could follow the design of the cameos.
Fussy cutting isn't my favorite thing to do but it was necessary for this project. I cut these into 10.5" squares at first and then kept trimming them until I was left with an 8" square.
I framed the square out with the Pomegranate Eye Drops to add a 1" finished frame.
I sashed it with 2.5" strips of French Lace in Sky and used scrap from the Cameo print for the posts.
It's called Sea of Tears and has beautifully sketched ships inside the drop. My problem is, do I cut more so that all the ships are right side up or does it matter? This is going to hang in my studio and I really don't want to make the wrong decision or I'll stare at it all day. I'm leaning toward just cutting more so all my ships are right side up and not floundering upside down anywhere. I'll keep you updated here on my progress! If you like this fabric, we do still have some in the shop! It's an older line and will disappear soon I am sure!
I do intend on writing up a tutorial for this as soon as I have the whole thing figured out. I'll make sure to post it here first! I really wanted this pattern to work with any large scale print and I'm proud of what I came up with! I'm looking forward to getting it bordered and quilted so I can get it up on my studio wall!
We have some of Tula's new line, Nightshade on order as well. Not the whole line but I wanted to try it out. I think it's the funkiest thing she's done since, well, her last line....everything she designs is rad. To be honest, my 11 year-old thought this was the coolest fabric she'd ever seen. Look closely and you'll see some skull and cross bones among the flowers. It might just be enough to motivate the 11 year-old to put the Nintendo down for a moment and create! A mom can dream!