I did it. I finally cut into my collection of Tula Pink fabrics. This is my starting point: a full FQ bundle of Acacia, a pile of lovely scraps from many collections, some solids, and cuts of fabric I've found here and there.
This is the result of sorting the fabrics by color.
Confirms what I always suspected about my color preferences. Heavy on cool colors, light on the warms.
Seems like I need to buy more fabric in warm colors to balance things out a bit!
I started with the first block...
and kept going.
I skipped a few blocks as I just didn't "feel" the right fabric combinations.
This block is my favorite so far.
Really, believe me when I tell you that each and every piece of this fabric is beautiful. Like this one...
Do you see the little mice? I will have to find a reason to pair this up with Lizzy House's Cat Nap!
It occurred to me that I should have a plan for this quilt. That would make sense. Even be smart. However, after enjoying all the beautiful finished quilt tops in the City Sampler Sew Along, I feel confident that the combination of Tula's beautiful fabrics with her interesting blocks will yield something I can work with in the end. I have decided to, uncharacteristically, free style this by making each block one by one. If I am happy with each block, I will be happy with the combination. Stay tuned!
Linking up with Lee's Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday and Lorna's Let's Bee Social!
Your blocks are great! There is no way you wouldn't end up with an awesome quilt - with or without a plan :) I like no plan!ReplyDelete
Wow! I love it all - you are off to a great start. What did you mean "free style" it? Not follow Tula's fabric/color choices?ReplyDelete
Eep, you're brave. So hard to cut into such gorgeous fabric, and then to let go and see where it takes you! Can't wait to see what comes together as you keep piecing : ) Side note - love your blog title/byline!ReplyDelete
I would have never seen those mice if you didn't point them out!!! LOVE THAT Fabric...I chuckled when ya said: "I finally cut into them"...I do that and then think...well if ya did, you'd have them in a quilt to cuddle in all the time!!! LOL I'll be watching your progress.. with smiles! V:)ReplyDelete
Well Kathy, you are off to an absolutely wonderful start! I love the spontaneity of all your blocks.ReplyDelete
With your obvious affinity with water, you probably come by your preference for cool colours quite honestly! What a fun project. :)ReplyDelete
Carole @ Fresh off the Frame
Wow, that's a lot of blocks! My favorites are the two on the right (in the 2nd picture). I like all the cool tones. :)ReplyDelete
It is looking good! I love sampler quilts although I have never made one! It is definitely on my bucket list though!ReplyDelete
OH kathy -- these are looking great. I keep seeing the samplers around and i am trying hard to resist the urge to jump in on this one. I have a sampler quilt that I keep putting off finishing the blocks for -- so perhapse when I finish that one I can allow myself to think about starting this one.ReplyDelete
I am utterly in love with the swatch with the tiny mice! Thank you for pointing them out. I'll have to look up this fabric line. (No such thing as a stash too big, right?) Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving such kind words. Hope your day is great!ReplyDelete
You're off to a wonderful start with these pretty blocks, Kathy! Looking forward to seeing more. :o)ReplyDelete
I find it super hard to cut into fabric sometimes as well, and you have quite a nice Tula collection going there! Your blocks are looking wonderful. I cannot wait to see more.ReplyDelete
oh I'm so excited to see you start this and I agree - you'll figure out what to do with all the blocks once they are done! They are looking AWESOME so far!!ReplyDelete
I've really enjoyed browsing through your blog and have joined as a follower so I'll be back. Thanks for all the inspiration. I tried to add a photo in the followers list but it doesn't seem to be working for me.ReplyDelete
Jo in Liverpool, England
What luscious fabric! Lucky you. Yes, I do see the mice, but it took me a while. I love your red cutting mat! Never seen one before. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I Love your cutting mat also!! I love your fabrics and what a fun quilt! I have checked out your blog and it looks great. You make wonderful quilts!ReplyDelete
I LOVE the City Sampler, I have about 52 blocks done I think but haven't made one for ages, it is going to be a long running project but it is a lot of fun.ReplyDelete