Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Finish (& A Giveaway) - Tula Tigers for T

Finishes seem to be few and far between at A Quarter Inch from the Edge lately, but thanks to last week-end's MMQG retreat, I've got one to share! It's Tula Tigers for T, one of my goals for Q2 of 2016 Finish A-Long.
Though it's far from their usual habitat, these Tula Tigers needed to get outside. We're still a little ways from green, but at least it lets the colours of this quilt shine! The quilt is made using a fat quarter bundle of Tula Pink's Eden in the from Fabric Please!
  The quilting mimics the triangles and flying geese blocks that formed as I laid out the random blocks.
I was really tempted to use the tiger print on the back, but I'm taking a risk with this quilt already, so I went for a safer print, Labyrinth in Glacier.  To use as much of my FQ bundle as possible, I pieced a section for the back. This is great cost saver too when you want to use a fancy print for backing. By piecing a section and adding a strip of Kona Silver, I only had to buy half the backing fabric.
  I wasn't sure about the random layout to begin with, but it's grown on me!
 There's something about a path like this that makes me want to keep on walking. Perhaps another day!
 Tigers lounging on a rock... happens all the time, right?
I know, I know. Pictures with shadows aren't cool. But the angles they made sort of worked with this quilt!
The binding features Kona Silver and scraps of the Tula prints from the top. I wanted to use as much of the FQ bundle as possible!
Don't you just love a quilt roll? When I'm gifting a quilt, I very often just roll it and a pretty ribbon around it.

The Deets  
Title: Tula Tigers for T (Crudité blocks from Quilts du jour)
Size: 48 by 64 inches
Fabric Used: Fat quarter bundle of Tula Pink's Eden provided by Fabric Please!
Konas Used: Silver for background and binding
Quilting: Straight line quilting with random pattern and spacing using Auriful 2600 (light grey)
Binding: Kona Silver with scraps of Tula Pink Eden, hand stitched with Gutterman 102 (grey) 
Backing: Pieced, predominately Tula Pink's Labyrinth in Glacier with a strip of Kona Silver and a scrappy section
Favourite Part(s): Making blocks from a library book and the hope that this quilt will make a loved one smile. Fingers crossed on those tigers!
Read more here
And here's the best part! Are you crushing on this Tula fabric? If so, you could win your very own bundle by leaving me a comment below and telling me what you'd make with it. If you're a follower of Fabric Please!, you get a bonus entry. Just leave a comment telling me how you follow.  The giveaway will be open to international participants until 11:59 pm Atlantic Daylight Savings Time on Thursday, April 28. If you're a no-reply blogger, please leave an e-mail in your comment.

I'm linking up today with TGIFF @ Fleur de Lis Quilts as well as Finish Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts. Pop on over and check out some Friday Finishes!

J

P.S. This was one of my goals for Q2 of the 2016 Finish Along.

66 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I am a total Tula fan. I went to Toronto this week and found a new fabric store (it was similar to Mardens in Maine) and found the Chipper line. I only had a carry on to take home but I squeezed in as much as I could!!

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  2. I really love the way the subtle purples pop in these out door photos!
    If I were to win, I might make some tiger pillows for our guest room!
    Thanks!

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  3. Rules are meant to be broken; I do love how the angular shadows play across this quilt top. And gifting quilts in a roll with a ribbon is a great way to go. :) It sounds like you were able to use up most of those FQs between the top, backing, and binding: hooray!

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  4. I would make matching AG doll blankets for my daughter and niece!!

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  5. I follow Fabric Please! on Facebook!

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  6. So many baby quilts to make and every baby deserves a little Tula.

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  7. ohh my that is simply beautiful. I love those fabrics and you did an awesome job with them. And I love the back!!! I would definitely put those fabrics into a quilt if I won them. :)

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  8. I follow Fabric Please on Facebook

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  9. I am loving Tula Pink's fabric collections since forever!!! I would love to make a quilt for my daughter who is heading off to college in the fall! Thanks for the chance!

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  10. I follow Fabric Please! Via email, FB, IG, Bloglovin... Thanks for an extra opportunity to win!!

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    1. Was there a mistake for the draw date?

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    2. Definitely! I'll fix that up right away! Thanks for pointing it out!

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  11. I follow Fabric Please on Facebook
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  12. NEAT PROJECTS>THANKS FOR SHARING! THANKS TOO, FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  13. Since I'm really "into" sewing quilts right now, I'd make a quilt with it. I've never had Tula fabric but it looks really nice.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  14. I signed up for the Fabric Please newsletter. BTW: your deadline date reads Thursday, April 21. Hope this was just a typo or I am too late.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  15. I love scrap quilts and the more the merrier. I can spot some cool prints in that range. Well done on the finish and the great photo shoot.

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  16. I love your use of these pretty little tigers. The quilt turned out lovely. Outside photo shoots are the best and I think they way the shadows pay across the quilt in the one picture gives it a mysterious look.

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  17. Jenn, your quilt is beautiful! Love those fabrics and the way you quilted it. Your pictures are wonderful, especially with the shadows. Well done! I follow Fabric Please by subscribing to the newsletter.

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  18. Sweet quilt! I would love to have some Tigers of my own! ;-). Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. This quilt looks much better when it's not so close to the Holiday Inn carpet!

    If I were to win this fabric, I think I'd make myself a nice little ipad cover!

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  20. I would make a quilt and really like the way the tigers look in your half square triangle so would use half square triangles! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. Beautiful quilt. I think I would use the fabric For a new quilt. So many patterns on my 'want to do' list.
    Kristawells at nl dot rogers dot com

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  22. Also, I follow fabric please on bloglovin and Instagram. Kristawells at nl dot rogers dot com

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  23. Love your tiger quilt, Jenn and love the fabric. I actually used some already to make a binding kit (you made them at your retreat this past weekend) for my MIL at Christmas and would love one of my own! That is one of the things I would make with a bundle of Tula's Tigers and Eden prints.

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  24. Very nice finish, Jenn. I like the picture with the shadows, they add a little something.

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  25. I follow Fabric Please via email and on Instagram.

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  26. I follow Fabric Please via email.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  27. I love Tula Pink! I'd love to have some. I would definitely make a quilt or maybe a purse. Thank you for sharing!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  28. Your tiger quilt is fantastic! My favorite photo is the one with the shadows. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for linking up to TGIFF. We have lots of gorgeous quilts to visit!
    Mary @ http://fleurdelisquilts.blogspot.com

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  29. Just beautiful! I remember your pieced backing section on your wall and loved it then! Great finish!

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  30. I follow fabric please on FB and get the newsletters.

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  31. I would make a quilt for my niece who graduates in December.

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  32. I love your quilt, the silver makes it pop. I would make a lap sized quilt with the bundle. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  33. I follow Fabric Please on Facebook. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  34. Tula's fabrics are just the best, aren't they? I'd make a few table runners out of the bundle...some for gifts and one for me!

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  35. I am a Tula Pink addict. I adore her fabric. I'd make a quilt for sure.

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  36. I follow by E-mail, FB and BL.

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  37. A beautiful finish and I especially love the way you have done the backing. Great photographs, shadows and all. One can never have too many quilts so something from my long list of wants would be on the cards if I won. Have a great weekend. xx

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  38. Fabulous finish! I love the random layout... Very cool!

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  39. Jenn, that's a great way to use an Eden bundle and it will definitely bring a smile to your loved one's face! I love how the fabrics look against the silver. And I love the photos, especially of the quilt roll.
    As you know, I already have an Eden Bundle.. of joy! LOL If I had a bundle of Tula's Eden then you can bet I would make a quilt for my granddaughter Eden.

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  40. I follow you every which way but loose! I "Liked" Fabric Please's page on Facebook.
    Have a happy weekend Jenn!

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  41. This is wonderful! Ive always wanted to work with Tula Pink's fabric, but I haven't got the chance yet. Thank you for the chance to win some of her fabric.
    I love your quilt. If Id win I would make a quilt with the fabric too. Id pair the fabric of the bundle with a Tula Pink's charm pack I already have (assortiment of older lines). That would make a wonderful quilt for my friend's newborn, I think!
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

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  42. I follow Fabric Please on IG (IG name: cottonpaperflowers)
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

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  43. I'd make a quilt...I've never had any Tula Pink fabric before!
    refusestofear at yahoo dot com.

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  44. A Fantabulous Friday Finish! Well done! I've never purchased any Tula Pink, but I admire them a lot! This is a very generous give away. Thank you! I'd probably make a nice, cuddly sofa quilt to gift someone special!

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  45. P. S. I am subscribed to Fabric Please's newsletter.

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  46. I would make a throw quilt for my friend Mel, who loves purple and would enjoy the fabric a lot. Granted, with a brand new baby I may not make it til next year. So... I'd really be making a UFO.

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  47. I love gifting quilts with ribbons tied around them! Who needs wrapping paper? This is a lovely finish :) If I win the fabric, I'll set is aside for a while so I can just admire it while I wait for the perfect project to present itself!

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  48. Tigers lounging on a rock. Yep, happens all the time. Tigers lounging on a Canadian rock? Umm ... maybe not.
    I already get Fabric Please's newsletter by email so I can plan what to order when hubby goes to Canada next month. I am now looking forward to his trip for two reasons: new fabric and starfishing on the bed while he is away.

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  49. Wow! The quilt looks great! I'd definitely make a quilt with that gorgeous bundle. Something with large square so you can see a good portion of the fabric :)

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  50. Ohh ahh! I love Tula Pink's designs, I love purple, and I particularly love the Eden tigers! So your quilt is awesome to me! I love the way you showcased the fabric in this beautiful design that keeps the eye moving. I would love to make a quilt with this fabric, and a cosmetic pouch with the scraps. Thanks for your inspiring post!

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  51. I follow Fabric Please on Facebook and I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for all that you share!

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  52. Oh Jenn! I love this quilt and love tula tigers! I have a piece, but haven't a clue what I'll do with it. Maybe just stare at it for a year or two! I actually love all your pictures. Shadows on a quilt does not bother me one little bit. Should it?! Obviously my Tula will be a quilt one day, one day!

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  53. Looking good! There are few baby girls around so I would probably use it for a baby quilt.

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  54. You did a great job making a peaceful quilt with those prints! Congratulations on the finish. These colors are hard for me, so I would probably be less than adventurous and do some log cabins with coordinating solids.

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  55. Great finish! This is a new photo shoot location. I have never used Tula Pink fabric before so have no clue what I'd make.

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  56. I follow Fabric Please on Facebook and on Instagram.

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  57. I love Tula Pink fabric but have not yet tried it. Would love to make a wall quilt. Thanks for the opportunity. chocolatewiskers@aol.com

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  58. T is for Tula.
    (and Terrific)
    ((and tell-me-if-this-works-now))

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  59. T is for Tula.
    (and Terrific)
    ((and tell-me-if-this-works-now))

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  60. I do love a quilt roll! Also love a good purple fabric - they're hard to find. Congratulations on a wonderful finish. On behalf of the FAL hosts, thanks for playing along!

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