22 April 2011

Fabric Friday: Tula Pink's Neptune

For a long time I didn't really get this line, it just somehow didn't work for me, and then it did. I think I saw a few quilts that used it spectacularly and then I just wanted it. A lot.

Thank god this and Mendocino are my only hard to find, out of print favourites, because I'd go broke if I were also trying to find Flea Market Fancy and... I don't know. Other expensive OOP HTF fabrics.

I kind of want to make something traditional but not with this - traditional blocks like log cabins, but non-traditional in the sense of being a mishmash of those blocks - not layed out in a grid with sashing and two borders. Maybe. We'll see. I bought the honey bun first, thinking about making log cabins, but of course on honey bun wouldn't stretch to far as just log cabins. So I've started sort of mentally cataloguing other blocks I think would work with these prints. I'll have to sit down and draw something out one day. (And add it to my mental pile of Someday Projects.)

Anyway, I'm done buying OOP fabric, so what I've got is all I'll have to use. (The top two rows are all FQs, then the rest of them are half yards except the bottom right green, which is a yard.)


  1. I just read they they were going to reprint the Flea Market Fancy line since there was a petition of over 2000 signatures that went around and was submitted... don't know how true that is but I bet those people who bought it at $40/yd are going to be pissed! Of course it's still wildly popular so I'm sure if they just hang on to it long enough the prices will eventually go back up at the yardage becomes more scarce.

  2. That'll be interesting if they do reprint it. There will be a lot of pissed off people - both the ones who've been hording it to sell for money, and those who've paid insanely for it. There are only a few prints in that line that I actually like, but I know people are often paying even more for that than Mendocino. (And I've seen seen Mendo for $20/Fat Eighth, which I can't imagine anyone paying. Because OMG INSANE. It's cute, but it's so not worth that much.)

  3. Can't wait to see what you make with it.

  4. Hello there! If you like Neptune, you might want to take a peek at Tula's new line "Prince Charming", too! It has the same kind of vibe, without the OOP price! Good luck!