I'm incredibly excited to announce the Tula Pink City Sampler Sew Along! I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this book since last October; at that time, I was desperately searching for the right sampler quilt project for me. The Farmer's Wife quilt along somehow passed me by, and although I have had a Dear Jane quilt on my to-do list for quite some time, I think I had to face facts and admit that I did not have it in me to commit to a project of that scope.
Enter the City Sampler.
I'm really in awe of this book because the blocks are quick to put together but they pack a punch. Many of the blocks can be cut and sewn in as little as 15-30 minutes each! I think Tula did a great job designing and putting them together as a group. The sum of seeing many blocks all together is so much greater than the impact of just one or two, and I also think it's great because the skill level of the blocks are in everyone's reach. If you are a beginning quilter, you will be able to make these blocks. If you are more experienced, you will have fun playing with color or fussy cutting your fabrics.
In addition to seeing the templates for all of the blocks, every page is filled with beautiful illustrations from Tula Pink.
Here are just some of the layout options for the City Sampler blocks, and these images are also in the back of the book, with instructions on how to piece these particular quilts:
Are you all pumped up to join in?? If you haven't already ordered your City Sampler book, here is where you can find them; they are shipping NOW!
Martha Pullen Store
I Heart Tula Pink (get your signed copy here!)
Barnes and Noble
Every Monday beginning May 20th, you can pull up a chair right here and see the blocks made, in order, by some of your favorite bloggers. Joining me in this event are Emily of Crazy Old Ladies Quilts, Julie of Jaybird Quilts, Gina of ginapina, and Kim of My Go-Go Life. We'll show you our blocks, give you some tips, and every Monday there will be a link-up so you can play along and post photos of your finished blocks right here!!
Feel free to bookmark this page, as I will be updating it with links to the blocks as we move along!
Getting Ready ~ Choosing Your Fabric
Week 1 ~ Blocks 1, 2, and 3
Week 2 ~ Blocks 4, 5, and 6
Week 3 ~ Blocks 7, 8, and 9
Week 4 ~ Blocks 10, 11, and 12
Week 5 ~ Blocks 13, 14, and 15
Week 6 ~ Blocks 16, 17, and 18
Week 7 ~ Blocks 19, 20, and 21
Week 8 ~ Blocks 22, 23, and 24
Week 9 ~ Blocks 25, 26, and 27
Week 10 ~ Blocks 28, 29, and 30
Week 11 ~ Blocks 31, 32, and 33
Week 12 ~ Blocks 34, 35, and 36
Week 13 ~ Blocks 37, 38, and 39
Week 14 ~ Blocks 40, 41, and 42
Week 15 ~ Blocks 43, 44, and 45
Week 16 ~ Blocks 46, 47, and 48
Week 17 ~ Blocks 49, 50, and 51
Week 18 ~ Blocks 52, 53, and 54
Week 19 ~ Blocks 55, 56, and 57
Week 20 ~ Blocks 58, 59, and 60
Week 21 ~ Blocks 61, 62, and 63
Week 22 ~ Blocks 64, 65, and 66
Week 23 ~ Blocks 67, 68, and 69
Week 24 ~ Blocks 70, 71, and 72
Week 25 ~ Blocks 73, 74, and 75
Week 26 ~ Blocks 76, 77, and 78
Week 27 ~ Blocks 79, 80, and 81
Week 28 ~ Blocks 82, 83, and 84
Week 29 ~ Blocks 85, 86, and 87
Week 30 ~ Blocks 88, 89, and 90
Week 31 ~ Blocks 91-96
Week 32 ~ Blocks 97-100
At the end of every month (June through November), a randomly chosen participant will be the lucky recipient of a prize pack from Aurifil, Pellon, Pink Castle Fabrics, and more! Full line of prizes will be announced each month!
Prizes for June
Prizes for July
Prizes for August
Prizes for September
Prizes for October
Prizes for November
The event will wrap up at the beginning of January, with gigantic prizes awarded to the winners of the contest as judged by Tula Pink herself! Can you imagine...having Tula pick your quilt as her favorite?!
If you plan on participating, please join the Flickr Group so we can bond over completing the blocks! :) Also, if you post photos of your blocks on instagram, don't forget to tag them #tula100
And don't forget to grab a button! I hope to see you around these parts often for the rest of the year, as we work on our blocks together! :)
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