Monday, September 1, 2014

And So It Begins...Choose Your Own BlockAlong

I am so excited about a new project with my sister Rene', of Rene Creates, and friend Cindy, of Live A Colorful Life...and my return to blogging! During the summer, Rene' and I were discussing the endless list of projects we would like to work on. I have been itching to start my Tula Pink's City Sampler quilt, and Rene' has been wanting to make a Dear Jane quilt. However, we both have lots on our plates and have been slow to get started. Cindy was also busy planning her next sampler quilt (remember her amazing Farmer's Wife Fridays?) We thought it would be great to work on our sampler quilts together, as a collaborative project, to hold each other accountable share with each other.  And So It Begins...our Choose Your Own BlockAlong.

Each Monday, we will highlight, on our blogs, the blocks we have made for our quilts. I am hoping to make two blocks a week. I know that's not a lot, but I want to be realistic. I have A LOT going on now that the school year has started.

Here are my first two blocks.

No. 100: Tula PInk's Acacia

No. 27: Amy Butler...

Here are my blocks with the corresponding blocks from the book.

The book has a place for you to write the name of each block (which I won't be doing...I have a hard enough time naming quilts...haha) and to write fabric notes (which I probably won't remember). I am terrible at remembering fabric designers and/or collections, so please feel free to leave a comment if you know, or if I am mistaken, about the fabric...I will be sure to add it to my notes!

I will be uploading my pictures on an excel document to help me stay organized while working on my blocks. Debbie, from A Quilter's Table, has a great tutorial for creating a grid for the City Sampler blocks. 

Hmmm...I have quite a ways to go ;-)))))

I hope you will join me each Monday as I create my way through the City Sampler quilt.

Don't forget to head over to Rene' and Cindy's blogs to check out their blocks!

Thanks, as always, for visiting my blog!

~ Michelle ~


  1. Welcome back to blogging!!!!! Love your post, your blocks and your photographs too!!! I need to check out that tutorial from Debbie. Thanks for sharing the link. Enjoy your Labor Day Monday.

  2. Love it!!! Welcome back!! Love your blocks. Such a good idea, can't wait to see your progress!

  3. Just came over from Live a Colorful life blog--I am in, may only get a block or two made a week but I gotta start somewhere! :) That Tula Pink book is just getting dusty on my shelf!

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