City Sampler Sew Along: Blocks 7, 8, 9

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This post is part of the City Sampler Sew Along.

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I’m so sorry for the delay on getting this blog post up today, folks. This was totally my issue and not any fault on the guest posters. This is not my habit, and I hope you’ll accept my apology! But on to some blocks!

EmilyAren’t you having a fun time with these blocks? They are so addicting! I have to force myself not to keep on going. I’m still waiting for my Acacia fabric (It sould show up this week) but because I don’t have it yet I don’t want to get too ahead of myself on blocks. Want to make sure there’s lots and lots of Acacia in my finished quilt. I know we’re only 9% in, but still.

Block 7
So this weeks blocks were fun to do. I’m sure I’m not the only one that adjusted the measurements to facilitate strip piecing. I like to cut my pieces just a tiny bit longer so I can trim the ends. For block #7  I cut a 1 1/2″ x 16″ piece for both fabrics B and C. I sewed the strips together and then cut 1 1/2″ segments. I pieced those segments into 4-patches and then I was ready to finish the block. I find that when I’m trying to sew tiny pieces my blocks come out a little wonky so this helps keep thinsg square.
Block 8
I did the same with block #8. I cut a 1 1/2″ x 10″ piece for both fabrics B and C for strip piecing. Don’t forget to still cut (4) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares from fabric B for the corners.
I sewed the strips together and cut 1 1/2″ segments. I made (2) 4-patches and had the other two pieces for the block.

Block 9

Block 9 didn’t require any strip piecing, but it did require having someone pay attention to the instructions- which I did not. Actually what happened with my block is that I’m trying to use little scraps of fabrics I have lying around since I can’t seem to throw them away. Since I thought I had all the pieces I needed cut correctly but since my fabric placement is opposite of Tula’s diagram I got a little messed up. I made my block work- but I’m not sure if I will keep it. I might just have to make another. At this point I don’t think it’s too bad. Next time I will pay attention. :oi)
-Emily
Julie – 
Hey everyone!! I’m excited to share blocks 8 & 9 of the #tula100 quilt a long with you.

I have been pulling fabrics and placing them in my book with the block I think they will work best for. I have yet to find the perfect fabrics for block 7 so I haven’t made it yet. In general I plan to make the blocks chapter by chapter, but I’m going to allow myself to skip blocks when I don’t have the perfect fabric. Hopefully down the road I’ll find the right fabric and come back to those blocks. 
These are the fabrics I pulled for block #8. They are The Birds & The Bees, Parisville, & Acacia.
Block 8 has a large number of small squares. Instead of cutting the squares I cut strips of fabric from two of the prints and pieced them together into a strip set. I then sub-cut the strip set and used those pieces to make my blocks.
My Block 8 & Tula’s Block 8. I used the same color family, without using the exact fabrics she used.
These are the fabrics I pulled for block #9. They are Full Moon Forest & Acacia. It was fun mixing Tula’s oldest collection with her newest!
My Block 2 & Tula’s Block 2. I went a little more towards purple with my choices.
Block 8

Block 9

-Julie
www.jaybirdquilts.com



So, if you are sewing along at home, be sure to link up ONLY blocks 7, 8, and 9 in this post (you will have time to link up your other blocks in future posts). Please link up separately for each block. As a reminder, you can link to your blog post, Flickr, or wherever else you are hosting your pictures. You must link up here on this post in order to be eligible for the monthy prize, to be awarded on June 30th!
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