Tuesday, October 31, 2017

More completed City Sampler blocks

Today seems to be an appropriate day to show you more of the Tula Pink City Sampler blocks I've completed recently.  I'm enjoying making them and I'm starting to see the light at the end of this project tunnel.

Some bold graphic prints was the feature for block #26.
I chose a Purple dot to pair with the cute print fabric in block 27.
For block 28 gray spider webs and the friendly skeletons work well together.
I love the blocks where I can feature some of the prints with bigger motifs such as in this block which is number 29.
Block 30 focuses on friendly jack 'o lanterns.
A Purple bat print outlines the center in block 31.
For block 32 I was happy to be able to fussy cut this poison bottle and show it front and center.
And lastly for this batch is block number 33.
I've completed a few more blocks but need to get the pictures transferred so that I can write the next blog post.  Stay tuned.

Monday, October 16, 2017

The next batch of Halloween City Sampler blocks

I've been able to continue crossing off finished blocks on my list.  Here are more recently completed ones.

I wish that showing this block 91 meant that I was nearing the end of the block construction but alas it did not.  This was just the start of the next batch of the blocks in the Haiku chapter.
Fussy cutting for the center meant I got the really fun result I was after for block 92.
Part of the fun in making these blocks is choosing which fabrics to use.  This is block 93.
There aren't as many blocks where I can use a larger print fabric such as I did for block 94.
Flying witches became the theme for block 95.
Once I added that block to the wall I took a picture of what they all looked like together so far.
Then I turned back to chapter 1 Cross blocks and made number 11.
Next up was block number 12.
I try to vary the colors used as much as possible to give the quilt more interest.  A Green print was the feature for block number 13.
Someone on Instagram commented that the feature fabric reminded her of the Pacman game.  I have to agree with her.  This is block 14.
And finally chapter 1 was finished with this completed block number 15.
Additional posts are in the works with more blocks to show.  Maybe I'll even be able to at least get the whole top done before the 31?  Time will tell.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Getting back to the Halloween City Sampler blocks

Almost a year ago I posted that I hoped to have this quilt done by the next Halloween....meaning now.  Well that didn't happen but I am back to working on the blocks and am starting to see a glimmer of the finish line ahead.  

Here are some of the blocks that I've recently completed. This is block number 64.
 I'm mixing up the colors, choosing as I go along.  Block 65.
 I love the skeletons in this block number 76.
 The eyes became the fun feature in block 77.
 I went with the contrast of the Gray and Black in block 78.
 The bottom print was added to my stash recently so I used it for this block number 79.
 I finally came upon a block that worked well for the owl print.  This is number 80.
I'm continuing to make good progress on sewing more blocks so I'll be sharing more posts on those soon.

This quilt WILL be done before Halloween 2018!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The new Girl Scout fabrics

It goes without saying that when Riley Blake Designs announced that they were coming out with a new line of Girl Scout fabrics, the leaders and moms across the country all shouted from the roof tops and anxiously waited for it to be released.

A very enterprising person on one of the Girl Scout leader Facebook sites I'm a member of started taking orders for those that wanted some.  She ended up with a lot more order than she ever expected and once it arrived she set to work at cutting and shipping the orders.
Here is what I decided to purchase from her.
I stuck with the Green and Purple prints for the most part to go with the panel. There is also a Pink color way in many of the prints but to me Girl Scouts logos and images doesn't incorporate a lot of Pink so I chose to skip those.
I haven't a clue yet what I'm going to do with them but I'm sure I'll come up with a plan at some point. I certainly have enough here to make a good size quilt so I wouldn't be surprised if one becomes a reality eventually.
As for my opinion of the prints.....they are just ok.  The traditionalist in me would have preferred to see more variety of the various things Girl Scouts are about but I also understand the need to appeal to a wide audience.  I do wish the colors reflected more the various Girl Scout levels.  There certainly isn't a level that wears a Pink vest nor a Purple vest.