Saturday, 11 May 2013

A bit more sampling (and a winner!)

I am completely addicted to making these blocks from Tula Pink's City Sampler book. I've made a couple each night for the last few nights and I'm about 1/10th of the way there; these are the first 11 blocks. I've decided to use all prints and forgo the solids in these ones - I'm just trying to use a range of values to emphasize the block design. Having said that, I do have quite a few Tula fabrics which are tone on tone or close to it, so the absence of solids seems to be working okay so far.

The first chapter in the book is fifteen different cross blocks (who else but Tula could design so many different crosses?) I'm generally trying to stick to a single colour for each block - and I have a plan for how I'm going to put them all together which I *think* will look really cool.


I have to say though, it seems a wee bit insane making a 6.5" block with 24 pieces ;o)

Thanks to all of you who entered my SMS Giveaway Day giveaway - what a huge response! And welcome to my new followers, I hope you'll stick around :o)

Mr random chose comment #237


Who is (#37 on the second page of comments)

37. hueisei said...
I'm a follower

14 comments:

sharpie said...

So I always feel a little stalkerish being the first one to comment BUT I just had to chime in that I was so thrilled to see your Tula Pink blocks!!! Why, you ask? (Aside from how absolutely lovely they look). 'Cause I just won my very own copy of the book in another giveaway and can join in on the fun!! (Ha! As if I need yet another addictive quilt along, but the stars have aligned and this is my fate!) Well done, Jess!

Patchwork and Play said...

Your blocks are great! I have the book but haven't 'dipped the toe in' yet! Are you going to change colours gradually across the blocks ( I know there is a word for that, just can't think of it!) ?

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

How many pieces? In a block how small? I think we have spoken before about suspected insanity!

Charlotte said...

those blocks are amazing!!! It's like a modern farmer's wife :-D

Nicky said...

Who cares if it's mad as long as it makes you happy!

Great start!

Katy Cameron said...

How did I know you'd be addicted to that book already ;o) Looking good though!

Sarah said...

Great collection of crosses!

Susan Owenby said...

The patterns are working for you! I have a hard time using solids in general. I find myself having to "force" them in there.

made by ChrissieD said...

Ohhhh, check out all those Tula fabrics in one place, scrummy. Unfortunately I'm not the lucky #37! Have a great weekend :)

Heather D. said...

The blocks look great, what a variety!

hueisei said...

Thank you so much for choosing me as the winner. Lovely blocks and Happy Mothers day !!

Annabella said...

I love your blocks!! Perhaps I should go and order that book...very tempted. Congrats to the winner :)

Leanne said...

My book arrived this week too, I am itching to start but have to pick my fabrics to use. I love the TP ones, I wonder if I should mostly just use my stash, your blocks are lovely. Congratulations to the winner too.

Tammy said...

Congratulations to the winner .Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.