City Sampler Sew Along: Blocks 82, 83, and 84

Sew Sweetness
 This post is part of the City Sampler Sew Along.
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 Kim – I must have been struck with some Christmas this week!  I had to have this green with the lovely red batik somewhere in these blocks.  The print is Pat Sloan Bobbins and Bits for Moda and the solid is Kona.  I just realized that now I need to figure out what sashing I am going to use!

Block 82
Block 83
Block 84
-Kim
Gina
Block 82
Hey #Tula100 Quilters! I hope you are having fun in the squares chapter. Block # 82 is the perfect square patchwork block; the Nine Patch. I kept mine very similar to the book example with Parisville fabric, but added a fun Japanese basics purple with yellow polka dot. I didn’t notice until I was sewing my block together that my fussy cut Parisville squares all looked very similar and at first I considered going back to the cutting board with it, but then I noticed that Tula has a similar repeat in her example that I hadn’t even noticed so I decided to go with it.
Block 83
Block #83 is a fun four patch in a frame. I couldn’t resist going super dotty with this one and used a kei dot and ta dot to match the Birds and Bees ladybug print. This block is also on the edge of the Gridlock layout, which I am 99% sure I sticking true to the book. For some reason I get excited when I am working on one of the border blocks.
Block 84
Block #83 on the other hand is just about smack dab in the middle of the Gridlock layout. This is a really fun take on a square within a square. I went with polka dots yet again! I hope it doesn’t scream too much in the final layout.
Speaking of final layout;  I am still keeping my blocks in a binder with each block having it’s own page. This has come in really handy for keeping my blocks safe & organized and being able to reference them over and over when choosing fabrics to make sure I am getting a lot of variety. I am so anxious to start sticking my blocks to a design wall to see my progress! I really can’t believe there are less than 20 blocks left to sew! Keep up the good work.
-Gina
  
So, if you are sewing along at home, be sure to link up ONLY blocks 82, 83, and 84 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.
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