Monday, 27 May 2013

Block On [part 2 - City Sampler]

More blocks to share today!

I started by trying to catch up on the Skill Builder BOM. Last month's blocks aren't quite finished yet - they are both EPP blocks so taking a bit longer. This month's blocks are Foundation Piecing - my current favourite! I changed the colour placement a bit so there was more colour and less grey.

I finished this block and thought I've browse through Bloglovin while I had some lunch. And right at the top of the list was a post from Sara at Sew Sweetness - the first three blocks from Tula Pink's City Sampler. I've had the book a few weeks and even when Sharon started hers I resisted temptation. But today resistance was futile... These 6" blocks are unnamed so you can name them yourself, so that's what I have done...


Block 1: Temptation (because that's what I gave into to make this block!)


Block 2: Ellie-Jo (because I should have been finishing her quilt instead of making these blocks).


Block 3: Whitsun (because it is and the colours are summery, even if the weather isn't quite as good today as it was on Saturday and Sunday.

The plan is to pretty much follow Tula's colour scheme in the book - so where she had made a pink block, so will I, but all of the fabrics are coming from my stash. Today's blocks use lots of Art Gallery, Architextures (no surprise there), Kona solids, Pearl Bracelets, some Chicopee and a piece of Kaffe Fasset - and a little bit of batik. Lots of the blog posts I've read about these blocks say how quick they are to put together. And they really are. What they don't tell you is how long you will take to decide on the fabrics....

There is a sew-along if you want to give into temptation as well - three blocks a week - 100 in total. Go on - you know you want to!

5 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

YAY you caved :o) It is going to look great in all its scrappyness. hugd

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

The blocks look great. The most difficult job for me is deciding on the fabric and colour combinations. The sewing is just technique.

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

The Skill builder block looks great! I have yet to tackle the next two.

Suz said...

My Sampler book arrived today, so I've yet to have a good look at it. I really like the rainbow quilt, and thought it was a good project to throw some scraps at... will have to see what happens! Although I don't know if I can manage three blocks per week.

Cloud CouCou said...

Thanks very much for stopping by my blog and for your comment! Love your blocks, I stumbled across this sew along yesterday, but not sure whether to join in..... might be a bit much, plus I haven't had my book yet :(