Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sakura - Quilted, bound and crinkly

Tula Pink Sew Along
My Sakura quilt is finished and ready to be entered into the Tula Pink SAL. I first posted about it here I finally got home early in time for it to still be light enough to take photos.

Quilt stats:
Size- 47" x 60" lap quilt
Pattern- cherry pie from Tula Pink.
Fabric- I used a Matsuri fat quarter bundle and some coordinating solids from connecting threads.
Thread -Aurifil white for piecing and quilting (my first time using this thread - NOT disspointed)
Quilting- stipple FMQ by me on my home machine
Binding- machine stitched solid pink
Destination- For my Bubby's couch.

 perfect size for a couch or a picnic for two

I really wish you could touch this quilt. The Matsuri is a cotton lawn so it is super soft and silky and the FMQ stipple just enhanced the feel.

Sakura backside
For the back I took the strips that were leftover after cutting the blocks for the front and pieced them down the center flanked by solids. Then I added in the remaining prints from my fat quarter bundle into color blocked rows.

Sakura backside
It's a fun problem when you can't decide which side you like better.
Here's a close up of the back.
And as always, I will finish out with a photo of my quilt burrito.
This lap quilt is going to my Bubby. She loved the quilt I made for my mom, so I decided to surprise her with her very own quilt. I think this quilt will really brighten up her living room. The fabrics remind me of some of the old housecoats she used to wear (in a good way!) and of the myriads of Asian art and artifacts she has decorating her home.

Check out the TPSAL (Tula Pink Sew-a-long duh) flickr group for all the awesome entries. Also linking up with fabric Tuesdays.


  1. I LOVE this. It reminds me of sherbet! You did a great job with the back. Your Bubby is seriously lucky. Good luck in the SAL you deserve a shout-out for this one.

  2. I love it, Marla! And you're right--the front and back are equally awesome.

  3. I love this! And it's completely reversible! What makes the aurifil a better thread if you don't mind me asking?

  4. The back is beautiful! Would be super easy and fun to do for a charity quilt. I am pinning this. Thanks for the inspiration.