Friday, May 31, 2013

City Sampler Quilt Along

I ordered Tula Pink's City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks, thinking it was 'just' a book full of modern quilt blocks. And of course, it is, but it's also much, much more! For one, there's the basic intent to use all of the blocks to create a sampler quilt, and there's five really cool city-themed layouts in the book. On top of that, the introduction alone made me a bit misty. Honest.

When I saw a quilt along with Tula's book, I was intrigued. The fact that each block is 6 1/2" made it actually seem doable, especially at three blocks a week. So we'll see how it goes. This will be a long-term project for sure, but I'm looking forward to it, and at least sewing along when I can.  Thankfully, for week one, I could, and have my first three blocks to share.



Linking up with Sew Sweetness.

18 comments:

Annabella said...

I'm sitting on my hands so far but not sure I'll be able to resist!

Deb said...

I'm about to start this too. Love your color choices

Nilya said...

Love your blocks. And it´s cool to see how you stay with the colorlines.

Patchwork and Play said...

I've also resisted...so far! But you are tempting me Deb!

Ally said...

I'm only new to quilting so get most of my inspiration from blogs such as yours. I've never really thought about books to follow. Maybe I should!

Annika said...

I couldn't resist! Just ordered the book :-) !
Your blocks are lovely and I like they way you keep the colors.

fiberobsession said...

I'm not a modern quilter in general but your blocks are beautiful and tempting me to give it a shot. Put the book on my Amazon wish list to consider.

Sarah said...

Looking good! Are these the blocks she used to make up the huge butterfly on her quilt at market that I've seen in many photos?

Carla said...

Your blocks look great Debbie. I think I would keep my colours close to the books' too as I usually like what I see on the pages. Looking forward to seeing more of that book too ; )

Heather D. said...

Looking great so far Debbie.

Heidi Staples said...

Love your blocks, Debbie! I'm still on the fence with this one, but I may give in at some point. I always seem to be late to the party with these things... :)

Katie said...

your blocks are beautiful -- I am hoping to start on this soon in one of my quilting groups. And don't we love Kelly Wood -- I'm taking your triple zip from her next week. Thanks for allowing us this opportunity

Christina said...

Lovely start! Now I know where all these blocks are coming from! Tempted to join.

A Girl said...

You are making this quilt along hard to resist. Love your blocks they are amazing.

Erica said...

Your blocks look fantastic! I have been holding off on joining this because I may be moving, but I may have to give in and just go for it!

claudia said...

Hmmm. I was thinking, "Yeah, just what I need, another quilting book." Um...Now I think I must have that one! Your blocks are great, and I want to make some of those and more...

Katy Cameron said...

Yours are looking great :o) I got the chance to leaf through the book last weekend, love the idea behind naming your own blocks

Mary said...

My book should arrive in the next couple of days, I can't wait to start!!