Monday, May 27, 2013

City Sampler Quilt Along - Tula Pink

Being a huge Tula Pink fan, there is just no way I was going to miss the City Sampler Quilt Along at Sew Sweetness.

Sew Sweetness
I picked up my book this weekend and was all set to cut into my stash.  You see, recently I joined a Flickr swap of Tula Pink Layer Cake 10 inch squares and have received over 100 squares!  Its about a 1 and 1/2 inch tall stack of Tula goodness.
But when I started looking at the blocks, I realized that they finish at 6 1/2 square.  Most of the block pieces are sized 1 1/2 and 2 1/2.  So being the type of person who saves every scrap,  I knew that I would be able to use many scraps for these blocks.
I started going through the book and making blocks that matched up with the Tula and solid scraps that I had in my scrap box (uh....I mean boxes).

Finally, I started cutting into a few charm pack and layer cake pieces.  I have made 20 blocks so far, and I haven't dented the stash.

This is block #1 from the book (that still needs to be squared).  Right now, I am just putting the blocks together in a random color way.  Block #2 somehow got turned around and I decided to leave it.  Hey, it looks good to me.
I have thought some on the layout, but nothing definite yet.  Here is a picture of the completed sampler quilt that I took at Quiltcon.  I had no idea that someday I would be making it.
Linking today to the Lets Get Acquainted link-up and to Design Wall Monday.


  1. Mina - the coral block is gorgeous! Love it. You go girl - 20 blocks so far and no stash, that is fabulous (you aren't kidding scrap boxES)!!! Looking forward to seeing your progress.

  2. Gorgeous blocks and a beautiful quilt to inspire you.

  3. I love the pink block, looks like it is going to be a beautiful quilt!

  4. The block looks really beautiful (and so does that finished quilt)!

  5. We are talking in the guild about doing a sew along with these 100 blocks and I think if I do I may have enough scraps just in blue to do most of them -- I love scraps