Guest Post: Tula Pink on Plume

First off, big thanks to True Up for inviting me back to talk about Plume, my newest collection for Moda Fabrics. Plume was an opportunity for me to go a little bit further in my design process. The main goal was to drown in detail, the kind of detail that you need muck boots to wade through. I tend towards the graphic, the flat and the abstract but I needed to shake that up a bit. I spent more time drawing on paper before I got down to the actual business of redrawing in Illustrator. I think this made the work more organic than usual, a little more of my “hand” shows up in this collection than the ones previous. I like that — I’m scared of it, but I like it. (I lean towards a neurotic need for perfection and balance). Plume is my far my most detailed work to date and I couldn’t be more proud of her. I would like to think that if Pottery Barn and Betsey Johnson had a baby that it might look like this, but maybe that’s just me.


In addition to the fabric, I released a slew of new quilting patterns to go with it. I am always thinking about how to use the fabric while I’m designing it. The quilts have a lot to do with how I structure the repeats and the final scale of each design.

Now that Plume is settling into stores my brain is racing about what comes next. The future of Tula Pink is evolving rapidly over here in Pinkerville. Y’all are going to see a lot of big big changes coming up for me. This year I am going to hit you with the most ambitions fabric line I have ever undertaken and I can’t wait until I can share it with you. Right now it’s plastered all over my studio and I’m so excited about it that I can barely stand it. Plume was the jumping off point for pushing my design a little further and this next one takes a giant nose dive right off the edge of the cliff.

I can’t wait to see what’s at the bottom of that cliff! Thanks, Tula Pink, for sharing a peek into Plume, and for the love of Pete let us know when we can see your next collection. I am on the edge of my seat.

Meanwhile, readers, Plume and those fabulous quilt patterns are available in shops now. How could you resist?

4 Comments

  1. Angela says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE..this is girly, yet sophisticated. Hmmmm, am I projecting what I want to be?

  2. I so love this line. I’ve bought so much of it too! Excited to see the new line.

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  4. Amber says:

    oh my goodness – I have to get some of this – and check out those quilt patterns!