Monday, 4 May 2015

A finish: Rocky the Tula Pink Squirrel

When Emma (@joworimakes on Instagram) put out the call for participants in an Aussie Tula Pink mini quilt swap I jumped right on board. I mean, I am Aussie, I love Tula, what else did I need? Never mind that I said that I was going to dial back my participation in swaps, bees and such this year. Never mind that I have NEVER made a quilt for my own bed... I mean Tula, come on! (Check out the #aussietulapinkswap hashtag on Instagram for some delicious eye candy).

It took me a while to get started, since I had some other minis to finish off (ahem), so I made the use of that time to stalk my partner (Julie @heritagekeepsakes). Apparently she likes squirrels, so I decided to make up a scrappy Tula Pink squirrel using Violet Craft's Forest Abstractions pattern.

I thought I would be all over this after making Princess Twilight Sparkle, but I think that this pattern is much more advanced than that. There are a lot of pieces and some of the angles are a bit hard to make sure that everything lines up just so. There are also some very bulky seams. Still, my little finished squirrel (I have named him Rocky, I'll have to think about making a Tula Bullwinkle) turned out super cute. I am very pleased with him.

Julie said she liked pink, raspberry, purple and mint in terms of colours, so I added on a few borders to bring the mini up to size. I wasn't sure how to quilt the little fellow, so I went for trusty straight line quilting in a pale pink Aurifil thread.

I just can't stand to throw away scraps, so I used the scraps from the mini to whip up a little pouch to go with it. I loved the finished product.

So here are the stats:

Quilt Name: Rocky, the Tula Pink Squirrel
Pattern: Forest Abstractions by Violet Craft
Size: 18.5" x 18.5"
Fabrics Used: Assorted Pieces from the following Tula Pink Lines - Hushabye, Parisville, Prince Charming, Saltwater, Birds & The Bees, Fox Field, Moonshine, Elizabeth
Backing: Parisville, Damask Dot in Gold
Binding: Moonshine, Swarm in Indigo

This is a finish on my Q2 FAL goals.


  1. omegosh, i just love him! Have to go check out that pattern - lovely finish!

  2. Wow, you're clever to make that squirrel. Another lovely finish. I'm visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.


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