Tula Tuesdays

Have you seen the Fandango quilt kit using Tula Pink’s newest line, Slow and Steady?

It is breathtaking.  Mine arrived in the mail today.


If the picture of the finished quilt isn’t tempting enough, look at these fabrics


My word, I’m just drooling.  Look at these two pieces!  I think I may need some yards of these.

Let’s take a moment just to admire all of the above.

Done?  Good…down to business. (Don’t worry, you can always scroll back up to admire some more)

I’ve been looking over the directions and here are some things I want to share.

Techniques for piecing this include Foundation and Curved piecing and y-seams.  It is labelled advanced skill level.

Templates included need to be enlarged 200%.  And you will need plastic template materials.

I will be gathering all this up by next Tuesday, I hope you can too.

I’ll also be re-acquainting myself with paper piecing.  It’s been a while since I’ve done this.  The directions suggest this Paper Piecing Tutorial.

Craftsy has a nice step by step tutorial as well.

I’ve come up with a bit of a time line for this Quilt Along.  I plan on completing the steps on the following dates.  These can be subject to change as we go along.

October 4 – templates copied and prepared

October 11 – fabrics cut

October 18 – Group 1 blocks complete (steps 2-6)

October 25 – Group 2 blocks complete (steps 2-6)

November 1 –  Group 3 blocks complete (steps 2-6)

November 8 – Group 4 blocks complete (steps 2-6)

November 15 – Quilt top assembly.

December 1 for quilt finishing.

Now, this may be an ambitious timeline.  If it is, we can change it.  No worries.

I’ll be posting pictures on my Instagram, @lovinglylissa, so follow along there as well.  There will be more details and tips on the blog.

The pattern must be purchased with the kit, I will not be posting the pattern.

Everyone ready to dive in?

Let’s go!




6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joanne
    Oct 04, 2016 @ 22:01:15

    Looks like you are going to have fun! I’ll just be cheering from the sidelines 🙂



  2. PenelopeD
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 11:31:18

    I am upset that I don’t have the time to do this with you!!! Can’t wait to read along with the process though!!!



  3. Samantha Ewers
    Sep 27, 2016 @ 18:29:26

    I received my kit last week. I am going to try to keep up with your quilt along so the kit doesn’t end up sitting on the shelf. That being said, I am currently doing the #100days100blocks city sampler qal and am only about half way through that one. Thanks for organizing this.



    • lovinglylissa
      Sep 28, 2016 @ 01:44:49

      Samantha, I will admit I really had to think about buying this kit because I was afraid it would just end up in my to-do bin with other UFOs. I’m going to take this quilt along one week at a time. If I see that we need to take a break, I will add in some fun games and skip a week so we can all catch up. .I’m glad you are joining in!



  4. acbeier71
    Sep 27, 2016 @ 15:38:08

    Very nice. Will be following this one. Participating in another Tula QAL right now, plus 4 other WIP’s.



    • lovinglylissa
      Sep 28, 2016 @ 01:54:00

      I’ve sooooo many WIPs going on. I just spent 2 entire days working on a Block of the Month. The tops are done now, the backings prepped and binding made, just have to put it all together. But it’s going back in the UFO box so I can focus on a few other things.
      I keep crossing things off my to-do list, only to add 3 more! But it is so much fun.



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