Friday, August 14, 2015

A Quilt Along

A few weeks ago, I came upon this blog post  in my Bloglovin' feed written
by Michele at Crayon Box Quilt Studio

Michele and her friend, Katie, decided to stitch up several blocks from the Tula Pink 100 Modern Quilt Blocks book. They wanted to cheer each other on as they progressed through the book and then decided to invite readers to join in! I was immediately interested!
So, I went on a search to find the book on eBay and snagged one for cheap (meaning less than half price in the book store), plus it was brand new! While I waited for the book to be delivered by snail mail, I got to work on
choosing my fabrics.
I've been a Joel Dewberry fabric lover for a while and have collected several fabrics from his line that I loved. I pulled out the ones that coordinated well together:

*Please keep in mind that I am NOT a skilled quilter, nor do I have a lot of experience pulling fabrics for quilts!
I just know what I like.
Then, I went through my stash
 (no pictures of that, thank goodness...I'd scare you away) and found some non-Joel fabrics that I wanted to mix in.

OK, who's saying,
"Yee Gads!!! She's not going to mix all of those fabrics,
for real, is she?"
 If that was you, I heard you! :)
So, the piles all together looked like this:
I'm thinking I'd like to make all 100 blocks. Yep, I'm an over-achiever. I  may or may not put them all in one quilt. I do hope for some grand-babies one day...or several days, so this might be a good way to get prepared for that.

Anyhoo, if you want to join along with Michele at Crayon Box Quilt Studio, head on over and add your link!
New blog addition:
Since I'm a teacher by profession, I thought I'd add a note at the bottom of every post to let you know what book I'm currently reading.
For a long time, I've had
 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath on my reading list.
 Published in 1963, it's an autobiographical novel of a young woman's journey with mental illness and eventually enduring a mental breakdown. I'm enjoying the book, but it is leaving me with questions that I'd love to have answers to. I guess that is one trait of a great leave questions in the mind of the reader.
What are you reading?


  1. Hi Kathy. I'm glad you are joining in on the fun. I do like your fabric choices. I think it will be a great colorful quilt. My one recommendation in starting your blocks would be to make sure you have good contract between the fabrics you use for each block and perhaps add in some solids, tone on tone or other basics to let the prints shine. I can't wait to see how your blocks come along.

  2. Kathy, you think you don't know how to combine fabrics? Well I'm here to tell you that your method of just knowing what you like turns out professional results! Michele's advice is good - just add in a bit for contrast and you are all set! I'm not familiar with the book, but it sure looks like you will have fun making the blocks that show on the cover!