I try not to spend much money on fabric for my quilts. I don’t look for specific designers. I shop the clearance & sale sections of my local fabric store. I can’t afford to spend a lot of money, so I would never pay $9.00 for a yard of fabric. Well… I would never have paid that *before.*
Then I was directed toward Tula Pink & her new, coming-not-quite-soon-enough-for-me-but-soon-to-be-released Parisville line. I LOVE it! I’m pretty sure it will be about $9 a yard when it comes out, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be buying it. I’m not too keen on the Sprout color line, but the Pommegranate & Mist color lines are perfect for me! If you check out her site, you can see some of her inspiration & sketchwork for designing this collection. I love the patterns & colors & the strangeness of the hair designs. The lion is my favorite, but I don’t think it made it into the collection.
So yeah, I’ll have to get some of those this fall or winter.
And since I was enjoying Parisville, I thought I’d check out some of her other lines. Each of them were neat, fun, creative & distinctive. But none of the others caught me quite how Parisville had… until I looked at the Full Moon Forest collection. Now, I want these fabrics so bad it hurts!! The Hushabye line uses some of the same designs with different colorings, but the Full Moon Forest colors are amazing!! And I Love the “seek & find” style to her artwork. I tried looking for these fabrics online, but I only found a few pieces left, mostly of the fish. No owls, no squirrels, no raindrops, no bunnies, no trees. So sad 😦 Hushabye does have some raindrops & bunnies that would work well for me. But it doesn’t have the squirrels & the owl colors aren’t as much fun. They’re much more subdued, which suits the name very well. But I just Loved the pink & purple versions in the Full Moon Forest!
I also have to mention the adorable snail in the Flutterby collection. Apparently, I have a thing for the critters among her designs.
So if you know of anywhere I can get *REAL* Tula Pink fabrics from her older lines… Please, Please, Please let me know!
* I say “real” because she’s having an issue with knock-offs of her designs being sold @ Wal-Mart right now. 😦