Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tula Pink - City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks


It is finally finished!!! I started this quilt back in May 2013 and finally in September 2014 it is finished.



The book is one of Tula Pink's


I used only my scraps for these quilt blocks, following the suggested color ways so I could use the layout on the front cover.



I worked pretty hard the first couple of months and then it got pushed aside.  The beginning of summer, I really started working hard on the blocks.  May to Mid-June, I would make one block everytime I went into my sewing room.  This method put me to 60 blocks very quickly.

brightened a bit too much but you can see the block details



Mid-June was a turning point, I just had to finish this quilt, All my focus was on finishing this quilt, which I did in about 2 weeks.  I was thrilled  to post this picture on Instagram on June 28th.  The quilt is so big, Meredith had to stand on the truck bed to hold it up and off the ground.





The quilt top sat in the house waiting to go to the long arm quilter for a few weeks, just waiting my turn for the budget!   Now it is back from the long arm quilter and bound.  I love, love this quilt, the 16 months from the start was so worth it.

fabric from a bag I made, from my own pattern


One other thing I love about this quilt is the memories of the fabric, one block has the fabric from the Erin's flower girl dresses , bags I made for Paige and her sorority sisters, many bags I made for the twins through school and other quilts or projects.


28 comments:

  1. You are the Quilt Queen. Pure Beauty.

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    1. Thanks Sheila, I appreciate it.

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    1. Thank you, it is my favorite right now. Probably until I finish my next quilt

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  3. I like the modern look very much! Great there are memories attached to the quilt too. Beautiful work!

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    1. I like the more modern look,too and the memories. Thank you.

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  4. What an accomplishment! What is the finished size?

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    1. Thank you, Patty, I think it is around 102" sqyare.

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  5. What a great job! Love all the bold colors.

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    1. Thank you, Joen, the colors are vivid, aren't they?

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  6. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love all the colors! But I can't even imagine how much time it must have taken!!!

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    1. Thank you Sonja, it took several hours but I am so happy to have finished it and I love how it looks.

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  7. Love it! Great colors and the memories make it fun!

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    1. It was fun to make, so happy I finished it, Looking at the fabric is so fun.

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  8. It is very pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Mary and you got to see it in person!

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  10. You seriously make me want to learn how to quilt! This is just gorgeous.

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    1. The quilting is fun, relaxing straight seams and no fitting. I just have to do it in moderation - for time and budget reasons. Thank you,.

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  11. this is excellent! so big! I love it! someday I am going to make one so big!

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    1. It is huge and the blocks are only 6"

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  12. Lots of work for sure but well worth the effort!

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    1. thanks, Donna, it was a long time coming!

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