Dear City Sampler 2014

Dear Tula City Sampler 2014,
I know it’s been a while since I pieced any blocks together.

Thought I’d start again…

Blocks 1,2,3,4 (9/20/2014, 11/20/2014, thru 1/3/2015)2014CitySampler01020304Blocks 5,6,7,8 (1/3/2015)2014CitySampler05060708Blocks 9,10,11,12 (5/3/2015)2014CitySampler091011122014CitySampler11a2014CitySampler11b

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 13,14,15,16 (5/4/2015, 5/5/2015 thru 11/6/20152014CitySampler13141516Blocks 17,18,19, 20 (1/16/2016)2014CitySampler17181920Blocks 21, 22, 23, 24 (1/16/2016)2014CitySampler21222324Wow! I’m a quarter of the way done!

Blocks 25, 26, 27, 28 (1/17/2016, 1/18/2016)2014CitySampler25262728Blocks 29, 30, 31, 32 (1/18/2016, 1/19/2016)2014CitySampler29303132Below 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.2014CitySampler32aBlocks 33, 34, 35, 36 (1/20/2016, 1/21/2016, 1/22/2016)2014CitySampler33343536

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.2014CitySampler36aBlocks 37, 38, 39, 40 (1/22/2016, 1/24/2016, 1/25/2016)2014CitySampler37383940
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!

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