Sugar Skull Seat Cover {solids challenge and project from Quilt with Tula and Angela}

Sugar Skull made by Crafty Planner, pattern in Quilt with Tula and Angela

As I was sketching out my November Northcott Fabrics Colorworks Solids challenge, my mailperson delivered Quilt with Tula and Angela. What excellent timing! Tula Pink and Angela Walters are two of my favorite sewing industry professionals. Tula continuously impresses me with her design skills, collaborations and commitment to being herself. Angela is a workhorse who focuses on supporting others in their journey. (You can hear my podcasts with Tula and Angela.)

Yet I wasn’t really sure what the book would be like. Would they talk about their past quilts together? How Tula designs fabric and Angela quilts Tula’s work? The book is about that… and a whole lot more. They go through color palates, discuss how colors work together, demonstrate the discussion with a quilt tutorial and then ideas of how to quilt it. It’s a full on take through the entire quilt design process and a book I know I will reference in the future.

I decided I wanted to make my solids challenge using one of the purple quilt suggestions. Even though we just finished Thanksgiving, I really love sugar skulls. My dear friend, Patti, told me about this quilt before I even saw the book so I was excited to see how it was made.

Here’s my luscious sugar skull pillow cover:

Sugar Skull made by Crafty Planner, pattern in Quilt with Tula and Angela

Sugar Skull made by Crafty Planner, pattern in Quilt with Tula and Angela

Sugar Skull made by Crafty Planner, pattern in Quilt with Tula and Angela

Do you notice the one shiny tooth? It’s my ode to Tula Pink. It’s a tiny bit of her Parisville line. 🙂

*The fabric and book were provided to me. My opinions about both of them are my own.*

Comments 1

  1. I do like your colours, I found this book in our local library last week and have made one block in bright red/pink and deep purple/brown batiks. It is now a wall hanging, but I am going to make one more,in different colours, and make sure the wavy lines in the quilting all go the same way to represent waves. You can see mine on my blog,
    All Points of the Compass.
    Since then, I have seen others a blog friend has made as well. Cheers, Jean.
    p.s. the piping you did is a perfect finish.

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