Thursday, December 26, 2013

Block 2 From Tula Pink's "City Sampler 100 Modern Blocks"

I sure hope I can keep this up! This is making me happier than I have been in a long time. I keep thinking that the blocks won't turn out good enough, but I am super pleased with both of them. And Hey! I only have 98 left to do!I love this book, I love Tula Pink, I love Debbie at A Quilter's Table for sharing her blocks and making me excited about the book and the blocks.
I plan on making these in order from 1 - 100 and I'm going to try to do one a day. The weekends will be the most difficult, because I get home from work later than the weekdays. So, maybe I will get five done a week, unless of course, some other project calls my name. I'm not going to worry over it, I'll just do what I can do and I know I will be happy with that!
I just have to say a big THANK YOU to Debbie for her enabling me!!! ;-)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

I did it! I made my first "City Sampler" by Tula Pink block! I have been waiting for the time, the space and well, the time again!
Our Christmas is a little different this year. I am at my Dad's house, two thirds of my kids are at my house up the road a piece, my middle sister is doing her thing with her kids down the road a piece and later on today, we are going to my other sister's house for Christmas dinner. My two kids who are here went to do their favorite pastimes...surfing for one and the other horse back riding. (And yes, we have the weather for both today...weird, Christmas at 65 - 70 degrees!)
So, back to the Sampler block. I am so pleased with how it turned out. I am taking Tula's advice and making the blocks my own. I thought it was going to be so so, but it actually turned out pretty good. (If I do say so myself)
With out further ado...
I made this with some fabric I have around the house. (I couldn't find it for days...simply because after a year, I am still not moved in to my Dad's house.)

More on what is going on with that. Today is not the day for sad...