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English Paper Piecing Pattern: Tula Nova Quilt

Posted by Katie Remski on Jun 23, 2017 9:59:25 AM

EPP Week

For this chapter of EPP week, we have an introduction to a brand-new pattern: the Tula Nova quilt by Tula Pink! 

Tula Nova Quilt

Image: Instagram @tulapink 

Tula Nova is the latest quilt pattern from Tula Pink and Free Spirit Fabrics, featuring Tula's upcoming line Spirit Animal. After its debut at Spring 2017 Quilt Market in St. Louis, we couldn't wait to get our hands on the pattern! A single round medallion centered on a plain background finishing at about 56" square size, Tula Nova is undoubtedly impressive but still achieveable. 

Up close of the Tula Nova quilt

Tula Nova is composed of 7 shapes, none of them difficult or unusual-- triangles, pentagons, and rhombuses. These shapes combine to make bold stars that stand out beautifully.

The pattern includes all 520 paper pieces (yay!) and optional transparent, hot pink acrylic templates can be bought seperately for easy fussy cutting. The templates even come in a sturdy snap-to-close plastic box so you can stay organized. Use along with your other favorite EPP supplies-- glue pen for basting, applique needles, Aurifil 50wt thread, etc. 


Tula Nova Templates templates           


The Tula Nova pattern and acrylic templates are now available in store and online. If you're planning on making one of these beauties, make sure to tag us @pinkcastlefabrics with #tulanova so we can see your makes! 

 Click here to buy Tula Nova 


Previous posts for EPP Week:

Day 1: Supplies for EPP

Day 2: Hexagons Tutorial

Day 3: Fussy Cut Hexagons

 Get English Paper Piecing Supplies!


Topics: English Paper Piecing, quilt patterns, Paper Piecing, epp, tula pink, tula nova, free spirit, Techniques, Quilting

Best Quilt Patterns for Scraps: Seeing Squares and Steam Punk Quilts

Posted by Amy Stevenson on Sep 27, 2013 9:13:00 AM

For Feature Friday this week, I'm trying something a little different. I have started with two quilt patterns, and went looking for quilts made from them.  These are both quilt patterns that are great for all your quilting fabric scraps. Grab some scraps and lets get started!

Fabric Scrap Packs

Seeing Squares by Empty Bobbin is such a fun design and one of the best quilt patterns for scraps!

Best quilt patterns for fabric scraps!

Let's see what you have done with it:

Lindsey made the king size! What a cheerful color scheme!

Best quilt patterns for fabric scraps!
Photo Courtesy of Happier Than a Bird Quilts

She wrote a 9 part series on her blog about her epic experiences!

Bink made a more *cough* reasonable size - the twin. I love the look of that in the ditch quilting! It really makes those blocks pop!

Best quilt patterns for fabric scraps!
Photo courtesy of Bink Makes

My second quilt to look for is Jen Kingwell's striking Steam Punk. There's been a lot of talk about this one!

Best quilt patterns for fabric scraps!
This is the picture that comes with the pattern.

Amazing, right? Let's see what we find:

Cindy Lammon made this bright and pretty version. You really must go and look at all the details and other photos on her blog.

Best quilt patterns for fabric scraps!
Photo courtesy of Cindy Lammon

Drury Girl  has one in progress using lots of low volume prints for the backgrounds, and these wonderful somewhat muted prints (do I spy some Chicopee in there?)

Best quilt patterns for fabric scraps!
Photo courtesy of Drury Girl

It's really interesting to me how the choices we make about fabric end up communicating a different feel to the project, whether those choices are fabrics, or colors, or prints verses solids, or choices made in quilting.  I think each of us could make a quilt using the same pattern, maybe even the same colors, and they would still look totally different, and that's what is amazing about quilts to me. They're so much about us, the makers, and so much about themselves, what we make them into, that they can't help but be unique!

Feature Friday will be taking a break next week, but we'll be back soon! With more quilts!

In the meantime, tell me what patterns you'd love to work on next! And don't forget to add your projects to the Made with Pink Castle Fabrics Flickr group.

Fabric Scrap Packs

Amy Stevenson!

Topics: quilt patterns, scrap quilts, Techniques, Quilting

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