Oh how I love Tsuru!! It's the new collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9 Fabrics. When these arrived, I knew they had to become a quilt top asap!
I originally decided to turn my FQ bundle into a quilt full of framed centered and off-centered squares. I was able to get two blocks finished right away after settling on that idea. I was so excited to see it all come together, but ran out of time. It was a few days later before I got back to it, and after taking a second look, I decided to play with some improv.
And, I'm SO glad I did!!
Improv is so much fun for me! Once I started, I just couldn't stop, and ended up staying up half the night until my Tsuru quilt top was completely finished! I've been really inspired by Aztec patterns in prints, home decor, and fashion lately, so that definitely worked it's way into the design of this quilt top!
I used lots of coordinating Art Gallery Fabric Pure Element solids in the quilt, as well. In order from left to right I used -- Snow, Linen White, Mirage Blue, Light Grey, Coral Reef, Nocturnal, Crystal Pink, and Empire Yellow. Goodness, I've already wiped out half of my solids stash this year!
Our white fence and all the snow we had this past weekend made such a pretty backdrop for this quilt top. The colors that make up this collection are just so amazing together!
Of course, I do have my personal favorite photos! This one, the little peek I shared of my Tsuru quilt top on Monday.
That night I brought my quilt along as we went to the park to feed the ducks. I thought I might get some pretty shots, but it was too windy in one direction and so glaringly bright in the other. This photo was such a happy accident, I L♥VE it!
You can find the Art Gallery Fabric Pure Elements available at Hawthorne Threads, Fat Quarter Shop, Moona Fabrics, The Intrepid Thread, Pink Castle Fabrics, Stash Fabrics, and Contemporary Cloth!
And, beautiful Tsuru is scheduled to hit stores this week!! You can find it available in the shop of my sponsors Hawthorne Threads, The Intrepid Thread, Stash Fabrics, Project Anthologies, and Pink Castle Fabrics!
If you're headed to QuiltCon next weekend, Rashida will be there! She was invited by the QuiltCon team to join them as a judge for the quilt competition, is doing a meet & greet Demo for CLoud9, will be presenting her newest collection Koi for the first time! Eek!! And, a Zakka Style book signing! Oh, I wish I were going!
Today, I have an extra FQ bundle of Tsuru to Giveaway to one of you, courtesy of Cloud9 Fabrics!!
To enter, just simply leave a comment here in this post! If you'd like to share a story, pattern, or link to your favorite quilt, that would be wonderful! It could be something you've made, received, or just one you've even seen somewhere? I plan to focus on quilt work this year, so I'm excited to see!! I'll add the winner to the bottom of this post on Monday!
I also want to give a shout-out to Shirley and wish her a very Happy One Year Blog-iversary! She's having a fun Giveaway of her own to celebrate HERE. Congrats Shirley!!
Thank you and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!! ♥, Maureen
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Comment #217 -- kristin, who said...Such a fantastic quilt and fabric line, too! Love Tsuru, thanks for the giveaway!