Bernina 550QE


I was fortunate to test a few blocks for Quietplay on Instagram for her new series due for release by month end.

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The word I tested was ‘QUILT’ and I love the way it turned out. I could never imagine that cursive writing was possible using paper piecing…what about all those curves! Butt Kristy has made it possible; the pattern is due for release by end of January.

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Linking this to Sew Fresh Quilts.

The final set of 10 blocks is here 🙂
I am so happy to have completed the project in a disciplined and timely manner. And 100 days is not a short period…to do something daily and posting it on Instagram, with people all around the world, commenting and keeping everybody motivated has been an amazing learning and enriching experience.

Tula Pink Sampler Quilt

Tula Pink Sampler Quilt

Now looking forward to putting them all together and making the quilt top 🙂

Aha! So the journey which started with a single step is almost coming to an end…the penultimate set of blocks are ready! But I am having withdrawl symptoms. I have been used to the regular schedule of making and posting a block everyday so it seems like 10-days down the line I will be starting into nothingness.

Am also excited to see the end result when I can display all my 100 blocks in their Ombre setting. Hoping it all falls in place.

Simple math tells me that the 100 blocks are taking me somewhere close to a week of non stop sewing. Phew! thats a lot of time…just tht its broken down into smaller chunks of 30-45 mins on a daily basis and hence the quilt blocks are getting completed on time. A slow, focused,sustained, discipline over the last 90(soon to be 100) days.

Tula Pink Ombre Blocks 81-90

Tula Pink Ombre Blocks 81-90

Its a lovely feeling to be progressing at the desired pace!

A block a day seems to be working till date and I have the last ‘Score to meet’ after this set. It has been a fun journey and I have learnt so much along the way. Be it precision cutting or careful sewing…be it trimming, pressing at every step or being cognizant of the seams, everything has been a learning.
Starting from the unintentional wonky blocks to the bright looking, perfectly square blocks now, much has been achieved and much remains.

I am really looking forward to the completed quilt. Although, at this stage, am not sure whether I want to add sashing or not!

Tula Pink Sampler Quilt Blocks

Tula Pink Sampler Quilt Blocks

I will just complete the blocks as per the desired dates and then decide on the Quilt layout.

This set of 10 blocks was a rather late-night kind of set; 6 out of 10 were sewn after the work day was over. With the online community showering as much love and affection as they did in the earlier blocks, this set also got completed as per schedule with a sew and post each day!

Tula Pink

Tula Pink

Half the journey is over. 50 blocks completed! Now for the next 50…

This is my first sampler quilt and it feels great to be moving ahead steadily as per schedule.

The third set of 10 blocks in the Tula Pink Sampler Quilt Along went off without a hitch: No last minute running around, no late night rushing…almost BAU, planned kind of sewing which is very unsettling for me as I am not a plan and execute kind of quilter.

You can see how I got into this in the first post and how it progressed along. block #21-30 here

Tula Pink Sampler

Tula Pink Sampler

I was almost getting tired of the same fabrics going in round so made a block in just grey and white and then two more in a bright printed canvas(with a reindeer).

Tula Pink Sampler

Tula Pink Sampler

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These turned out bright and different 🙂

This is an Ombre quilt and hence I need to get more blocks that fall in the extremes.

Blocks 11 to 20:

This is the second tranche in the Tula Pink Sampler Quilt along which is hosted by @Gnomeangel on Instagram. I posted about the first 10 blocks here and my personal journey on how it all began for me.

Here are the next 10 blocks. I am glad that its running on schedule. I have to admit that Block 15 was the most challenging. I had planned to sew and post it in the evening, instead of the morning as per my normal schedule. After office, we had to step out for a long dinner with my husband’s cousin and by the time I realised that the day’s block was due it was 11.30pm. To top it, I was feeling terribly unwell. With only half an hour to spare, I rushed through the block from end to end. Lesson learnt, I need to Plan in advance and keep things ready! Dont want to be in the same situation again.

Tula pink Block 15

Tula pink Block 15

Here is the block at my Bernina at 11.55 in the night…

Tula Pink Block 11-20

Tula Pink Block 11-20

And all the 10 of them 🙂
Happy to report that Lot2 is complete…8 more to go!

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