Sunday, 21 August 2016

Weekending - #100Days100Blocks







I need a new WIP, like I need a hole in the head, yet I have decided to try and complete the #100Days100Blocks quilt along currently being hosted by GnomeAngel and friends.  Using the Tula Pink City Sampler book, which I have had for about three years, we make one block a day until we have completed the 100 blocks.  It started on 17 August and will finish on 24 November. Of  course I have had to catch up on blocks 1-5, so there has been a mammoth sewing effort this weekend. As I have not officially registered on the Instagram based quilt along, I will be updating my blocks here and on my Flickr page.

I think the hardest thing is picking the fabrics/colour palette for each block.  As I do not have a huge stash of Tula Pink fabrics, I have decicded to go with the Freespirit Designers as my starting point, most of their designers that I like - Amy Butler, Tula Pink, Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt and Joel Dewberry have colour palettes that work beautifully together.    So hopefully my quilt blocks will have some sort of cohesion to them when I have finished.  Very hard to see at this point.  I am trying to use fabrics /scraps already in my stash.

4 down, 96 to go.  I suspect that there may be a sewing binge every few of days to catch up.




12 comments:

  1. You've made a great start! They look lovely.

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  2. Lovely fabrics and blocks Julie - this is a book on my shelf and eventually, time permitting, I will make this quilt, I am a fan of her fabrics.

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  3. Love your blocks, the fabrics certainly all do work well together! I gave away my copy of the book, so I'll enjoy watching your progress!

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  4. I love your quilt blocks so far! Now I'm going to have to check out that book :) :)

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  5. I wondered why I was seeing all these blocks pop up in my IG feed! I don't feel the need to jump on board, as I made one of these quilt a few years ago when the book first came out! You have made a great start Julie! I will cheer from the sidelines.

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  6. It's going to be lovely in free spirit fabrics, you have a lovely bunch of designers to play with - enjoy!

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  7. I am going to check out the book. Looks like a great challenge, the fabrics are beautiful.

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  8. I wish I felt brave enough to join a challenge like this. BOMs do my head in! A block a day? Way too hard!

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  9. Your number 3 is my favorite so far, but of course I love them all. You know me, if I had to pick a favorite, it would be 3!
    Have fun!!

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  10. These blocks looks so good! I would start this quilt along but I'm making the splendid samplers. This project looks much more interesting!

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  11. 100 blocks in 100 days, huh?? Wow! I'm pretty sure I couldn't do that, even if I weren't building a house... (I am liking your blocks better than the book's)
    Happy catching up ~ Tracy

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  12. Your blocks are lovely together Julie and I like your idea of using a mix of fabrics from the Freespirit designers too.

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