when Tula Pink's Moon Shine line came out (like most of her collections) i fell in love with it. the bright colors, the large scale prints, the dots...... everything about the line makes me happy. i have made a few bags from this line but i had a fat quarter set of it knowing that i wanted to make a quilt using it.
it's Tula and for some crazy/strange reason i have to have a quilt out of each of Tula's collections. this self imposed rule started with Neptune. i have yet to part with one of my Tula quilts so i have a collection going.
it took me a while to figure out which quilt pattern i wanted to use for Moon Shine. i really didn't want to chop up the large scale prints into tiny pieces. i was going through my patterns and came across this one. its a pattern that a friend of mine gave me after she made it at a quilt camp years ago. i remember her being frustrated with the pattern so that is probably why i kept skipping over it when looking for a pattern.
the pattern was a tad funky. making various units and then following the layout. it was one of the rare patterns that i actually read first several times before i even cut the fabric. i think i even might have used a highlighter on the pattern. probably why i passed it onto another quilter at camp. lol. i quilted it with a diamond pattern made from straight lines quilted diagonally across the quilt.
the front of the quilt used all of the bright fabric so i used the remaining fat quarters as well as some additional Tula fabric for the pieced backing. i had one unit left over that wasn't used on the front so i sewed it into the back. just shaking it up a bit.
this is one of my favorite quilts right now. i need to get it trimmed and bound. also, this is my 6th quilt that i have quilted this year out of the 10 quilt tops that i started with. i have 2 quilt tops that i didn't get finished at quilt camp last month that i am going to get put together then i will start quilting quilt #7. it will be an adventure to say the least. come back and see how i quilted it.