I am still a little in holiday mode this week and have been taking things easier – which means no marathon sewing sessions or fabric cutting frenzies. What better to do in this relaxed state, than make a few more blocks for my City Sampler quilt.
Back in May I started making blocks from Tula Pink’s “100 Modern Quilt Blocks“. I loved the slow easy pace of making one block at a time – leisurely cutting the block pieces, then making the block, then moving onto the next. I made a dozen or so blocks in my first run and then put them aside. This week I added a few more blocks to the collection…
Block No 5….
My favorite No. 14..
And the fabulously obnoxious, the “I probably should have thrown in a solid”, No. 18….
Every time I add another block to this sampler it changes. I was playing with some of the blocks on the design wall, just to see how it was coming together and this is what I came up with….
For the finished quilt I think I will be sashing around the blocks as it is the best way to let each blocks breath and shine. So 16 blocks down…only 84 to go!
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I loved the first 5 blocks I made and then stopped 😦 I’m looking forward to getting back to it over the holidays!
It really is a good holiday quilt to work on. I am not sure I will do all 100 but I want to get at least 50 done.
This is the first set of the sampler blocks that actually makes me want to get on board and do it too! I’m not big on pink, but I love your fabric choices and placements! Are those grey feather fabric the Allison Glass? I need to tell Santa to bring me some, love it!
The feather fabric is actually from Cloud 9s House & Garden range which was done for Joann Fabrics. I have been coveting some of Alison Glasses fabric – she has a similar print range which is fabulous.
Time to dig out Joann’s coupons! Maybe they still have it there…
My local still had it a couple of weeks ago when I went in. Good luck.
Nope, that #18 doesn’t need a solid. For serious. Love these! The red and pink is so festive. I bet you will be done with this by Feb 14th. 🙂
I am hoping to be done sooner. Hoping. I just put all the blocks up on my wall and with sashing I think I need another 19 blocks. Easy peasy. Right!
I love fabulously obnoxious…the more obnoxious, the more fabulous!
You have come to the right place then. I am very good at doing obnoxious. Lol.
I think you’re right about the sashing. They’re gorgeous blocks, but up close together they don’t sing their own song, and they deserve to! Love the grey Aboriginal Spot – I have that twice in my current quilt project, in two colourways!
The aboriginal fit is becoming another favorite….a little taste of home subtly snuck in to every quilt!
Not to mention the fact that you love your greys…
I have 45 done and they are on my 2014 list to finish up. Your blocks look great. Fun fabrics!
My 16 are very very jealous of your 45. I am off to make more now.
Love the colors you chose!
So lovely Cath! Seeing yours and others blocks is making me want to start anotherproject… Darn peer pressure lol. I love the little sprinkles of novelty fabrics in there 🙂
Liz I have fully embraced the novelty fabrics. The last couple of blocks have been pure novelty crazy. I envisioned this quilt going to a little girl hence the abundance of pink and the stray deer, mushroom, bird, flower, mermaid, doll etc.
I am loving these fabrics with those blocks.
They look great – I love the colour combos 🙂 Good to see someone else is taking on an epic amount of blocks – I was starting to feel lonely (or crazy lol).
There really is an element of crazy to making these blocks.
Love these color choices! Great blocks.
I am going slowly too :-)…I think I have only done 12 so far but plan to plod along through next year
It really is a different quilting process to just make one block at a time. I am so used to mass producing the same block for a quilt (except for PP Monday blocks which are their own crazy beast).
Love your colour scheme… Especially with the grey. I gotta get me some grey. That isn’t in my hair this time! Your blocks are looking super, Cath!
Lorna I have the same grey issue. There is more on my head than in my stash….and there is a lot in my stash!
Aaah, sweet pinks and greys…. One of my the most popular combinations! Looking forward to the complete quilt. 100 blocks is really REALLY a lot.
Misa I think I am going to stop half way. 100 is too daunting for me.
Oh wow Cath, these are beautiful! I love the pink and grey color scheme, too. Are you sticking with that throughout? Wonderful work!
Anne this quilt is our girly goodness all the way. My husband snuck a stray Tardis block into my process a couple of months ago but I am sticking with pink, red and grey.
This quilt is going to be so wonderful. I like the sashing idea, each block is so great but kind of lose their oomph when placed together. I’m really loving the colors you’ve chosen.
Thanks Julie. I was thinking that this colour combination would work well with the Icky a Thump block too.
Ha ha, I feel better about my catch up now!! Your blocks look so cute…I love those fabrics…I had that cloud9 little creatures fabric in turquoise but its all gone now, so sad. Look forward to seeing the rest 🙂
Those tula pink blocks look great, I have 42 sewn so far but am eager to get back to it in January it is a wonderful book and I am loving the blocks. The pieces are so small it is a great way to use scraps too:-)
You are so right about the patterns being scrap busters. I think that is one of the reasons I love making them so much.