Thursday, March 8, 2012

Book Review - Quilts from the House of Tula Pink

Quilts from the House of Tula Pink: 20 Fabric Projects to Make, Use and Love

Two days ago I received a wonderful surprise. My signed copy of “Quilts from The House of Tula Pink” had arrived! I am in love with the colorful and delightful whimsy of Tula Pink’s fabrics and this book is just more of the same ….. The cover is beautiful and there are full page photos of her newest quilts. The photography took my breath away! The book features ten quilts, along with ten “companion” projects for each quilt.

The projects vary from the expected pillows to a lampshade and even a shower curtain. Personal notes are sprinkled throughout. Included are various techniques in quilting, such as half-square triangles, fussy cutting, scrappy fusing as well as the basics of squaring up, binding and color selection. After attending the BMQG class “Color Play” taught by Nancy Rink, I can really appreciate Tula’s explanation of color and pattern combinations. She encourages the reader to design their own quilt and discusses her own design process. The importance of choosing the right quilting is emphasized as a key to creating “the voice” of each quilt.

“To the quilter, fabric is art.” p. 35. My very favorite thing about this book is that I felt like I was sitting down with Tula herself. She is an artist and encourages the artists in each of us to make these projects our own – to allow ourselves to break the rules and have fun!

This book review was written by BMQG member, Lana Elfstrom. You can read more about Lana at her blog:


  1. Thanks Lana! I am so glad that you are enjoying the book!


  2. My copy came today! I'm with Lana on this one. I love it!