Monday, April 14, 2014

All 100 Blocks Are Finished!!!

I did it! I finished all 100 blocks of the Tula Pink City Sampler quilt! Oh yeah! Un huh! I am so excited to have these all done but also a little sad. I really looked forward to working on these blocks every day. They got me through the winter and helped me through my depression. I have major depressive disorder among other things and the long stints can feel pretty relentless. It's nice to have a project that can break through some of that. Or at least seem like it (I am on some pretty hardcore meds that deserve credit).


I am not sure how fussy I am going to get with placement. I just threw these blocks up on the design wall and I can see a few things I want changed but I am not going to get too wild about it. I'll give it three days of making changes I think. Then I will start to sew it up. I plan to sash it in white and do some simple quilting to finish it off. It will take some time, seeing that it will be queen-size once it's done. But it will be pretty sweet to have it done. 

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24 comments:

Julie Cefalu said...

It turned out beautiful! It must feel so nice to have such an epic quilt done!
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Julie Thompson said...

Beautiful! This is on my to do list along with the farmer's wife quilt.

audrey said...

OMG, this looks amazing!!! I'm so jealous that you're all done! Do you want to come and finish mine??? :) How are you planning to set your blocks? I still haven't quite decided for mine, but I still have quite a few blocks to get done before I really have to worry.

madfabriholic said...

Gorgeous! Stunning! Congrats! I understand the sadness when a project is over- looking forward to working on something you love can be truly therapeutic. We'll have to find you another one!

Meanwhile, I can't wait to see how you finish this!!

Becca said...

Love your blocks. I keep meaning to buy this book. It has been sitting my Amazon basket for over a month. I should quit fooling around and just buy it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful blocks. The finished quilt will be amazing!

Micki P said...

wow...100 blocks. good for you - looks great.

Tricia ~~ Handmade Whimzy said...

Your blocks are amazing! I've just started and so far I've finished 3. 100 seems so far away.
Congrats on being finished. If you're looking for more therapy, you might try the Gypsy Wife quilt. It was on my to do list but I think I'm going to have to put it on hold until after Ms. Tula.

ipatchandquilt said...

WOW, congratulations on finishing all of these blocks! They are wonderful!
Esther

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt and congrats on finishing all of those blocks! Thanks for sharing.
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QueenB said...

Wow, gorgeous! I love how you have the blocks set up on your wall. Very inspiring, can't wait to see it finished.

Kim said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Alla Blanca said...

So very lovely. I really like the rainbow that you have arranged. Thank you for sharing--and I wish you luck with finding a new project to carry you along.

Sabrina said...

This is so gorgeous!

Amanda Millar said...

WOW!! SO pretty! I'd just sew them all together like that! I love the richness of colors! Great Job!

Pinspot said...

Wow! So great! Good for you. I've been contemplating the City Sampler because I love every example of it that I see. I think white sashing will set the blocks off perfectly.

One Wee Bird said...

You've done a beautiful job! I actually really like the arrangement you have now, but I know the urge to change things only too well, kudos for finishing it :)

Sarah Craig said...

Those are very pretty blocks - it's going to be a marvelous quilt! Whoop whoop!!

monique's mess said...

Besides the blocks being interesting in their form/ shape I like the rainbow effect you have in your placement

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Looks like a fun, bright quilt. Congrats!

liz said...

I'm typically not a fan of sampler quilts but this is really great. I especially love that you made your blocks in rainbow colors and are arranging them that way. It's going to be fabulous!

And I understand that projects like this can be very therapeutic. I've recently done something similar, and found it very helpful. Mine was creating QAYG blocks for Alison Roger's (Little Island Quilting) project making quilts for former street children in a group home in Mexico City. Project is Soy Amado. Look it up on Flickr or her blog if you like. I made 83 blocks and it felt sooo good to participate. It was def. a healing process for me too. Good luck to you!

jeifner said...

That looks fantastic. Great color saturated rainbow blocks.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Giving yourself a deadline to finish playing around with the layout is a great idea!! It's certainly a beautiful quilt and I can understand how it would've given you something to look forward to each day x

Fort Worth Fabric Studio said...

Congrats on getting all 100 done! That is really great! Can't wait to see it all finished! :)

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suemac said...

Congrats on reaching your goal of 100 blocks. My blocks are on the back burner for now.