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!
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!
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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…