Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hushabye by Tula Pink

Well guys, so ends our Fat Quarter Shop Bom Mini-series. The giveaways are still on for all but the 1st post (winner will be announced...right now!) but it's time to go back to what we're really about -- showcasing beautiful collections and the creative masterminds behind them. Tula Pink is no exception. If you ever hop over to her blog (she has her next line up already)...just prepare to be amazed, k? The girl makes her intricate art look as easy as breathing.

Today we're showing off her line Hushabye for Moda Fabrics. Along with this baby chic line, she's released her first 2 patterns under the Tula Pink Pattern Co. name. That's right y'all, Tula P. is doing patterns!

P.S. Our Pennsylvania Dutch BOM giveaway winner is Sandy! Sandy, e-mail jocelyn (at) fatquartershop (dot) com for your prize!


Well, FQS-ers, it's here! Instead of telling you how excited I am about the release of my newest fabric line (which is true albeit less entertaining) I thought I might share a little bit about why and where it came from.

Hushabye came about for two reasons. The first is that I am finally getting to that age when everyone around me is having babies. Hushabye is my answer to the mounting pressure to make mini-quilts for all of my friends that are fast becoming new moms. I set out to try and make something chic and sophisticated but still soft and sweet.

I don't run in the kind of circles that would allow teddy bears and cartoon characters for this sort of event, so I took the challenge head on. I really wanted to design something that could last past the early drooling days and still be loved long after the diapers disappeared.

The second reason is that I have received nearly 200 emails from fabric lovers asking where they could find the ever elusive Owl print from Full Moon Forest. That print, sadly, is long gone. I spent a lot of time and worry trying to make the new owls even better to give people a second chance at those wise little creatures. So I offer you Hushabye, in which I have crammed all the cuteness and warm fuzzies I could muster.



One or two of my more popular prints are back in luscious new colors and a whole gaggle of new prints have risen from the fury of repeat and color that I like to call my "studio" (which means the space that probably should have been a living room or possibly a dining room, who knows).


I can't tell you how honored and lucky I feel to be designing fabric in the first place, but then to think that some of you actually buy it too?!? That is just to much for me to absorb.






Before I get all sappy here I will depart with my utmost gratitude. Thank you for reading, thank you for making and thank you for sharing all of your amazing talents.

Love,
Tula P.
Tula Pink blog

13 comments:

Regina C said...

These are so yummy and pretty, I love the teal one best and the brown and blue 2nd.

rderrett said...

I don't like 'baby' fabrics but there is something about this collection that has me suckered. This is elegant, sophisticated and not babyish at all. Thanks to Tula Pink for another gorgeous range. Can't wait to see more of Plume btw!

May said...

Oh the patterns are super nice too. The more I see this collection the more I like it.

Denise :) said...

Wow -- these are beautiful! I *love* the blush -- yummmmm!!! Can't wait to have a go at these! :)

luverlie said...

Congrats to Sandy! bummed I'm not the winner but will carry on. I love the hushabye is not cartoonish! I think teddie's and cartoons are so common and generic. Love how original you can be mixing and matching the patterns.

miss~nance said...

These fabrics are beautiful. I think Blush might be my fav.

Gail
Australia
gcom31@msn.com

debbymom said...

I hear you about EVERYONE around you having babies. Seems I'm always making a crib quilt. (At least they're easier to finish!) I always tuck in a note about "don't hang this on the wall or tuck it away in a closet. It's supposed to be washed a trillion times, be spit up on, be dragged across the floor, be used for a tent, etc. Bring it back all used up and I'll make you another!" Love your color palates.

Carin said...

Oh my I am in love with these fabrics for me to heck with baby quilts LOL!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, I love these fabrics.
Congrats to Sandy.

Di~ said...

Love them all, hard to choose probably SKY. I've been looking for these fabrics at the lqs, I guess I'm too soon! Thanks!

Btrflywmn said...

These are so pretty, great color combos. So many ideas.

Stitched With Prayer said...

I have been looking at this fabric collection every day for several days now. I absolutely love all four color ways and will have a bad time deciding which one to go with when I'm ready to order. Beautiful!!! (and the more you look at it, the prettier it gets.)

Christy said...

Love Hushabye! Even prettier in person!