When I first started hearing about Tula Pink and her new line of fabric a few months ago - I couldn't believe all of the hype! People were counting down the days until it shipped and announcing on Twitter sightings and moments of joy when it had finally arrived in stores. It seemed everyone was falling all over themselves to get their hands on this fabric. It began to get obnoxious - it reminded me of the Beanie Babies gotta-get-'em nightmare.
I have to admit something. I wasn't a fan of this fabric when I first saw it. It's nice - I do love that it doesn't look like it was computer-generated. The cameos, animals and ships started as drawings - pretty amazing. But the rest was just okay to me. It didn't blow my hair back like it seemed to do with everyone else.
When Michelle announced her block and her fabric - I kinda did a mental eye-roll. Okay - whatever.
Yesterday her package arrived with all of the neatly cut strips. And maybe - just maybe - I kinda like the fabric up close. It's growing on me. A lot.
So - I wanted to share the block with you in pictures. Michelle put an excellent tutorial together on the One Block Over Bee blog and I jumped right into making this big, beautiful block!
She sent us 4 muslin squares that measured 9.5" each and a pile of strips that looks like it totaled around 1/4 to 3/8 yard.
|See the rotary-cutting gash on my finger? Should have gotten stitches. It was a bad one.|
Flip block over and trim:
And here is the finished block! Really, really pretty. Very unique and, I have to admit, slightly worth the hype.
Michelle didn't put a finished block size in her tutorial, so I imagine she'll be trimming these a little. This block measures around 18" square. Really lovely block and a great way to use the stunning cameo as a focal point for this block. Michelle - nice job, lady!
Stop by Michelle's blog to get inspired!