Thursday, June 20, 2013

City Sampler Quilt Along :: Blocks 10, 11, & 12

So far, my blocks have been a mix of fabrics in the style of those in the book. For the first time, this set has two that are nearly identical. I must say, the more I make, the more I enjoy. And honestly, prepping several blocks a few days ago made stitching up these three very easy to squeeze into my busy work day.



I was pretty excited to see this chart by Teri Emerson/craktpot show up on flickr. Knowing what block goes where will really be helpful the farther along I get with choosing fabrics for my blocks. (Note one correction: the one in the 1st row marked 1D should be 89.) 
Gridlock Legend

Another thing I am finding helpful is that the color of each page number corresponds with the general color that block. I've found it a little difficult on some blocks to determine what color it really should be (considering I'm trying to follow Tula's lead on block colors), and the photograph and the block diagram don't always match. So this color coding will also be helpful as I move forward. Pretty exciting that one more week, and we'll be moving out of the "Crosses" section and into the "Rectangles." To me, that means progress!

Linking up with Sew Sweetness.

9 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

They are fun blocks, aren't they?! The colour map will be very helpful to you!

Toni said...

This is going to be such a cool quilt, Debbie! I love that navy-ish print in the first block. Can't wait to see more!

Leanne said...

Your blocks are lovely. I see I am not that far behind, maybe I can catch up this weekend.

Marci Girl said...

Oh I like that two match identically, that is cool! And yes, that grid is so helpful, I'm not doing that layout, but can imagine for those of you that are, such a big help!

Heather D. said...

Looking great Debbie! Funny, just before I read your post I googled what the finished quilt is supposed to look like, and now I see you have it here too. I like it!

Carla said...

I really love these blocks, but my farmers wife blocks are languishing in a suitcase.......

Heidi Staples said...

Great chart! I wish I had time to sew along with this one, but it would be this or zakka, and I just can't give up zakka...

diane said...

on a fun to frustrating scale, these look like more fun than the farmer's wife blocks

Katy Cameron said...

Love the background choice in the middle block