Well, in addition to the Q1 Finish-along, I joined the 2016 Sew My Stash Instagram group (#sewmystash2016). I don't know about you, but I could sew from my stash for several years before I ran out of projects! Maybe several years is an understatement...many, many years is probably more accurate.
So what part of my stash did I decide to focus on you ask yourself? I went for one of my favorite fabric designers - Tula Pink and gave myself the assignment of working through her City Sampler blocks. All 100 of them (IG #tula100) if you want to see what others have done. Tula numbered her blocks but did not name them. She encourages you to name your own blocks are you make them. I am not making the blocks in the order of the book. I'm flipping through and then deciding on a block that appeals to me. Having now reviewed the blocks I have made, it appears that I like to select blocks that have fewer pieces! So that means I will have a number of 24-28 piece blocks to do at the end. Maybe I should change my approach!
So, as of last Sunday, I had completed 45 blocks! They are 6.5" (6" when set) and have many, many little pieces (not my strong suit for sure). I have a pretty good stash of Tula fabric from over the years and like the way the blocks are coming together.
Here are the first 15 blocks I made with the respective page from Tula's book:
And here are the second set of 15 blocks I made (#16-30):
And here are the third set of blocks I most recently completed (#31-45):
A few rogue blocks are in this and earlier groups - I opted out of lots of little pieces in some of the blocks if I thought I could get a similar effect without so many little pieces!
Just in case you are wondering about Boo, here's a quick photo of him after a romp in the snow:
Talk with you soon!