I am so excited to introduce Tula Pink’s new book, Coloring with Thread.
photo by: The Quilting Company
Coloring with Thread has 17 designs based on her best-selling fabric collections. Each project features a suggested color guide and illustrated tutorials for more than twenty embroidery stitches. If you are new to hand embroidery, this book will guide you kindly with tips and design inspirations.
You can hand embroidery and finish as a hoop art or adapt on other projects just like me.
It was hard but happy job to choose one design out of so many options. I have changed my mind several times and finally picked Tula’s Floral Spray design.
I recreated with my own twist, Sewing Illustration table topper!
I wanted to make something practical that I can keep an eye on every day instead of storing in a box with my other projects.
A pillow? An apron? A big bag?……I spent more time trying to decide how to finish rather than actual sewing if you’ll believe. 😉
How you do you like my final decision? It’s very useful indeed!
I enlarged the pattern by 200%. If you have a copy machine at home, enlarge the parts and tape them together to complete pattern.
Then I picked the coordinating colors from my Liberty fabric collection.
You can find variety of Liberty fabric selections on Ava and Neve .
I love how it came out and it brightens my dining table!
Claire wants it for her doll mat. She’s my excuse for non stop sewing. 🙂
I wanted to show you the different approach to this unique hand embroidery book.
I hope you enjoyed my “Sewing Illustration meets Tula Pink” table topper and hopefully inspired you.
Fabrics and Notions used:
Dear Diary collection , Diary newspaper offwhite
Aurifil thread 28wt 1158 (gray) for sewing illustration, 50wt for free motion quilting, 80wt for hand binding.
Supreme Slider Queen for free motion quilting. It’s a Teflon sheet that helps your quilt slide so much easier.
Don’t miss other talented ladies creations.
Monday, November 27th — Jodi Butler, The Quilting Company
Tuesday, November 28th — Minki Kim, Minki’s Worktable <- You are here
Wednesday, November 29th — Nichole Vogelsinger, Wildboho
Thursday, November 30th — Amanda Carestio, Sew Daily
Friday, December 1st — Nydia Kehnle, Nydia Kehnle Design
Tuesday, December 5th — Cindy Guch, Raspberry Sunshine
Wednesday, December 6th — Sandi Sawa Hazlewood, Crafty Planner
Thursday, December 7th — Wynn Tann, zakkaArt
Friday, December 8th — Elise Baek, Elise & Emelie
Monday, December 11th — Ann Blalock, Coats & Clark Sewing Secrets
Tuesday, December 12th — Sara Lawson, Sew Sweetness
Wednesday, December 13th — Nancy Jewell, Free Spirit Fabrics
Thursday, December 14th —Annette Allison Millard, The Sewful Life
Friday, December 15th — Brenna Riley Gates, The Quilting Company