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Tula Pink City Sampler and a Painted Quilt Block

Hi friends!

So last week I mentioned I had too many projects and so little time. A common refrain for quilters, right? Today I wanted to show you some of what I have been working on.

Tula Pink City Sampler

I am slowly forging ahead with the setting for my Tula Pink City Sampler blocks. I have my setting mapped out in terms of size and last week I showed you some of the pieces for the sashing that will go around the blocks. Click here to see those yummy fabrics!

 

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Potential layout of blocks.

 

Next I needed to lay out my blocks and figure out what block was going where. First I put all the blocks into piles by color and I was shocked!

Shocked I say!

 

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Yellow and Brown blocks

 

My least favorite color way was the yellow/brown. And because I knew it was my least favorite, I ended up making more of them than I thought for my Tula Pink City sampler.

I was trying to break out of my color rut, even in just a small way.

I made 7 of them. Now out of 100 blocks, that may not sound like a lot but it is compared to the green- I only made 4. Four. Just 4.

What was I thinking????  I love the green! Arg!

 

Tula Pink City Sampler featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
Green blocks

 

And I have one block that just doesn’t go with the rest of my Tula Pink City sampler and I am in a conundrum.

Do I remake it so I have another green and it doesn’t stick out or do I leave it?

Should I leave it since it was part of the challenge when I made all the  blocks, or should I change it out because it was maybe the 2nd or 3rd block and after that I made sure to keep the blocks to mostly one color???

What should I do?

 

Tula Pink City Sampler featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
Potential block on the chopping block

 

What would you do? Leave me a comment; I would love to hear your thoughts. Maybe I could put it on the back and make it into a label?

 

Painted Quilt Block

Don’t you love barn quilts? You know, those quilt blocks painted on the sides of barns? I love them. Some day I would love to tour around taking pictures of them in person. For now, I supposed I can do that by surfing the web!

Locally here there are businesses that have a quilt block outside the front of their shop. A quilt block trail. A few of my neighbors and I decided to make mini barn quilt blocks for the outside our townhouses and have our own little version of a quilt trail in our neighborhood.

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Wood Block ready to paint

 

Step 1- Anna’s husband cut the wood blocks for us. The blocks are around 12″ square. Our job is to cover the wood with white paint to seal the wood. And for me, to be my background in the block. Done. Check off Step 1.

Step 2- Pick a design! I love this block called Odd Fellow Chain (I may be using it in an upcoming super secret project that I can’t show you yet…) and I ended up choosing it for my mini barn quilt block. Done. Check off Step 2.

Tula Pink City Sampler featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
Painted block and block pattern

 

Step 3- Picking colors. I had colored the block in EQ using some Figo fabrics- love them! So I thought it would be fun to try to find paints to coordinate with the colors. Anna had a lot of paints we could use. Done! Check off Step 3.

Tula Pink City Sampler featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
Paint colors picked.

Step 4- Draft the block onto the wood. That will be my next step.

Step 5- Paint!  I will show you the finished block next week. The ladies are coming here today and we are all going to paint our blocks! I can’t wait to see what everyone else is going to do!

 

New patterns

I can’t believe I still have not gotten my new patterns loaded up on the website yet! What a goofball! They will be loaded up later this week. Here is a sneak peek!

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New Patterns coming soon!

 

I plan to send out a newsletter to let everyone know when they are up and for sale! And maybe include a new pattern discount coupon for my email subscribers so be sure you are signed up for my newsletter!

Until next week…

Happy quilting!

Kate

 

2 thoughts on “Tula Pink City Sampler and a Painted Quilt Block”

  1. I think you should just leave the block in. I didn’t really notice it in your layout until you pointed it out. It’s going to make a spectacular quilt! I love all the colors!

  2. I agree with Nancy. I didn’t notice the block until you pointed it out. I would leave it. Your colors are beautiful.
    I haven’t completed my blocks yet. Hope to get back to it soon.

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