This post is part of the City Sampler Sew Along. For more information or to see blocks completed so far, click here!
The Tula Pink City Sampler Sew Along will officially close on January 31st. We have seen so many amazing blocks these past 7 months, and I am so happy to see so many of you following along! You have plenty of time to catch up on any missed blocks or piece your quilt top. To be fair to those who have been participating, the prizes will be eligible to those who complete at least 60 blocks from the book. You can piece them in any way you wish (it doesn’t necessarily have to be a layout from the book).
So, if you are sewing along at home, be sure to link up ONLY blocks 52, 53, and 54 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 September 31st!
Emily – Can you believe it? We’re halfway already!!
Block 49 was a breeze! I had to double check before I stitched each seam on the triangles so that the ‘tear drops’ would line up across the block but it wasn’t too tricky. Obviously I fussy cut the corner blocks and I love the way they turned out. I used Hushabye and Acacia for this block.
Due to the out-of-the-ballpark success and fun of Purse Palooza 2012 last year, I have put together a fun event to get you sewing a purse for 2013! Here’s how it works:
1. Every weekday from September 30th – October 25th, I have 2 amazing guest bloggers scheduled to share with you a purse sewing pattern review. None of the purses reviewed last year are being reviewed again, so these will be fresh sewing pattern reviews! The review will contain detailed information about what they thought about the sewing pattern, modifications they made, what kind of interfacing they used, and more! Get inspired!
2. Even more exciting…THERE WILL BE A GIVEAWAY EVERY WEEKDAY DURING THE EVENT! That’s right, 20 GIVEAWAYS! This year, I have some help with the giveaways – Tiffany of This Crafty Fox will be putting together the giveaway posts, so check back here during the weekdays in October!
3. At the end of the event, you will get a chance to show me your purse in order to win some amazing prizes! Of course, international entries are welcome too!
|Dot Dot Dash Bag|
All About Bag Interfacing
September 30 – Kim – Kim’s Krafts (Charlie’s Aunt Anglia Bag)Jaye – Art Quiltmaker (Oliver+S Day in the Park Backpack) October 1 – Samantha – At Home with Mrs. H. (Chris. W. Sugar and Spice Bag) Rachael – Imagine Gnats (Bari J. Green Living Bag) October 2 – Anna – Charmed Liebling (Studio Kat Tandem Tote) Mary – Mary on Lake Pulaski (Primitive Pieces Ewe Old Bags) October 3 – Lindsay – Lindsay Sews (Diaper Bag) Joanna – Tutinella (Oliver + S Messenger Bag) October 4 – Andrea – Mouse in my Pocket (Michelle Patterns Pleated Wristlet) Elena – Hot Pink Stitches (Sewing Rabbit Tote) October 7 – Tiffany – This Crafty Fox (Two Peas Ava Bag) Lana Parks – Moments of Sanity in a Crazy World (Dog Under My Desk Two Zip Hipster) October 8 – Allegory – A Thousand Needles (Sew Sweetness Aeroplane Bag) Gina – Gina Pina (Echino Gathered Bag)=&1=& This year, there will be 1st-4th prize winners chosen from all those that submit a purse during the event. There will also be a randomly-drawn winner out of everyone who enters!
1st prize – 4th prize will receive an AWESOME prize pack courtesy of Pat Bravo, genius fabric designer extraordinaire! The prize packs will each include 3 Pat Bravo sewing patterns (La Boheme Skirt, Barcelona Bag, and Capri Bag), a pack of Pat Bravo Aurifil Threads (small thread pack may vary, as there are 3 different packs), and 10 Pat Bravo fat quarters (fat quarters may vary).
Retail value of each prize pack: $127.
There will also be one randomly-drawn winner out of all purses entered, and this winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to my publisher, Martingale (as well as a copy of my book!).
Retail value of prize pack: $77.Judging Purse Palooza will be judged this year by my friend and mentor, Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studio. Kay writes the most stylish and fun-to-sew clothing patterns and bag patterns out there. Her patterns are always my go-to whenever I need to make a great new dress, because I can be assured of a stress-free sewing experience! =&3=& Pat Bravo // Bari J. // Emmaline Bags // V. and Co. // Chris W. Designs // Betz White // Amy Butler // Artsy Crafty Babe // Charlie’s Aunt // Noodlehead // Dog Under My Desk // By Annie’s // Studio Kat // Handmade with Mrs. H. // ModKid // Made by Rae // Indygo Junction // Melly & Me // Serendipity Studio // Anna Maria Horner // Martingale Publishing
Grab a button!!
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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!
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!
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 #tula100And 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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This post is part of Purse Palooza 2012.
For full schedule of guest post pattern reviews and prizes, click here!
|Erin’s quilt made using Thomas Knauer fabrics|
|Anne’s camera bag insert|
On favorite projects: “They are all my favorites while I’m working on them, I’m fickle that way. However, to answer your question, a recent favorite is this purse I made for my friend Julie. See attached photo. I had the Lizzy Dish fabric in my stash and she purchased the fabric. it’s Kokka Ruby Star Shining line by Melody Miller and it represents her very first fabric crush.”
|Scarlett’s Julie Purse|
Thank you again to the fabulous judges for all their hard work!! The prize winners for Purse Palooza will be announced in a week or so, once the judges have had a chance to comb the Flickr Group. I hope you have enjoyed the sewing pattern reviews and participating in making your own bag!!
I have put together a fun event to get you sewing a purse for the summer! Here’s how it works:
1. Every weekday in June, I have 2 amazing guest bloggers scheduled to share with you a purse sewing pattern review. The review will contain detailed information about what they thought about the sewing pattern, modifications they made, what kind of interfacing they used, and more! Get inspired!
Just about everyone has a little bit of Amy Butler…a pattern, some fabric. Or if you don’t, you’ve probably at least heard of her. This sew along was originally supposed to be for the new Amy Butler Spice Market Tote, a great beginner-friendly pattern. But, I have decided to change it up a little bit. BTW, if you’re participating in the Two Peas Madison Bag Sew Along, don’t forget that you have until Friday to finish and link up your bag!