Let’s switch gears today, instead of the Urban Decay quilt that I blogged about yesterday, I am going to share Tula Pink‘s Raindrops quilt.
This quilt is one of the quilts in her book, Quilts from the House of Tula Pink.
As usual, I looked to the quilt top for inspiration for the quilting design. In the background, I quilted swirls with random raindrops thrown in. I didn’t mark it or plan the spacing of the raindrops, I just quilted them in as I went!
To give the quilt a “wet” look, Tula pieced the quilt with Radiance fabric from Robert Kaufman. According to their website, it’s derived from a cotton silk blend, this fabric has the sheen and look of silk with the added benefits of cotton.
I was a little apprehensive about quilting a different kind of fabric than normal, but I didn’t need to be. It was a dream to quilt! I didn’t have to change needles or thread, it was business as usual. Well……there was actually one unexpected pitfall…..
I couldn’t stop touching it! It took me much longer then it should have, because I kept stopping to feel the texture of the quilted fabric.
So the moral of this quilting story is: quilting a silky cotton fabric, such as Radiance, is easy….just very, very distracting (but in a good way!)