Dear Tula City Sampler 2014,
I know it’s been a while since I pieced any blocks together.
Thought I’d start again…
I had a little trouble deciding which version to make. Since this is an extreme fussy-cut block, I did only make two: my favorite is the disappearing cross and the other is in hot pink.
Blocks 25, 26, 27, 28 (1/17/2016, 1/18/2016)Blocks 29, 30, 31, 32 (1/18/2016, 1/19/2016)Below shows you just how tricky it is to use ONLY the background for Block 30. My fussy-cutting is making Swiss cheese of the rest of my 2014 Hoffman Challenge fabric.Blocks 33, 34, 35, 36 (1/20/2016, 1/21/2016, 1/22/2016)
As is sometimes the case, the fabric redesigns the block. Block 36 originally was three fabrics for a background with a HST. I thought it would be fun to use both pink and teal colorways for the HST floral square, matched perfectly. Now which color for the background, orange or green? Nah, too much dissonance. Wouldn’t it be nice to use the opposite solids behind, and just how would I sew that? Yes, I figured it out and it’s another exquisitely divine block.Blocks 37, 38, 39, 40 (1/22/2016, 1/24/2016, 1/25/2016)
And if I can fold 1000 paper cranes in a year, I can certainly piece 4+ blocks each week for a 2016 finish!
Here’s to beginning… And to a fabulous 2016!