Monday, July 1, 2013

more kool aid drinking

Blocks 13-24

I'm now 24 blocks in with the Tula Pink City Sampler Sew Along and I just can't seem to stop making blocks.  It's something about turning the page and seeing just one more itty bitty 6" block, and I say to myself, oh I can whip up just one more block...and this cycle continues until the three blocks I was initially planning on making turns into 12.  It seems to be working for me, I think I'm a little ahead of the sew along now, but I'll set aside these little guys with the first 12 blocks, and come back for 12 more blocks in another few weeks...or sooner.


These three little guys were the last of the cross blocks.  I'm loving how this sew along is really making me use the entire rainbow of colors.  It's very easy to fall into using colors in your "comfort zone" repeatedly and for me that's blues, and anything I can match with blue.  That green block in the middle almost made me cringe, with those muddy greens and yellows, but  turns out its one of my favorite blocks!


I'm also a fan of the quickest and easiest way to piecing these blocks, and look for short cuts when I can.  I took a deep breath when I saw block #17, all those teeny tiny 1/2" strips, but strip piecing was my friend, and in no time block 17 was complete.


I will say these blocks are trying my purple and pink stash and scrap bins.  Purple is by far the color I have the least of, and it seems that every other block has some sort of purple to be included.  I may be exaggerating, but it really is alot of purple. I'm really trying not to repeat fabrics, so hopefully I can hold out without having to buy more!


It would not have taken much convincing to make "just 3 more" but I reigned myself in and stopped at 12.

tula 1-24

I pulled up last weeks TouchDraw drawing and inserted the newest 12 blocks into the layout, and this has me giddy enough to want to run home from work and make 12 more blocks to see them in the layout.  I'm becoming incredibly tempted to really push to get this done for our beach trip next month...that's not crazy, right??


  1. I love your blocks so bright and cheery. I have been checking out Touch Draw but have not yet bought it. Is it pretty easy to use? I love how you can easily see your progress with it.

  2. Wow! This is by far the happiest bunch of Tula blocks i've seen!
    They're all so gorgeous!

  3. omgosh!! I love your color palette for your Tula blocks! seriously, if you tried to make me pick a favorite, I couldn't!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  4. I love your blocks. They're simply wonderful. I like your fabric choices and the way you completed Tula Pink fabrics!

  5. Notif you've got a whole week off to sew!? It is going to look so cool. I love the colour grading effect in the layout.