Tag Archives: Spring House

Tula Pink blocks + a Shout out

I am definitely suffering from Quilting attention deficit disorder this week, which is being exaggerated by severe procrastination. I am supposed to be working on my This way, That way quilt. Instead, I have cleaned my sewing room, and worked on everything but the quilt I am supposed to be focussing on.

The only good thing is I got this weeks Tula Pink City Sampler blocks complete, which I have never done in time. In fact I have blocks 1-9 and now 64-66 :-). I am still loving the fabric choice – Spring House. Here are the new blocks:

TulaPinkCitySampler_Blocks64_65_66

Here are the close-ups of the blocks.

Block 64:
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Block 65:
TulaPinkCitySampler_Block65

Block 66:
TulaPinkCitySampler_Block66

Here is a link of the previous 9 blocks I have made.

I will say the week has not all been frustrating.  I got home Friday night, and I had a package. My first reaction was what did I buy, have I forgotten something?? No, Laura, a wonderful friend I met in blog world, sent me an amazing woolly hat. It was perfect, as it is getting cold here in North Carolina and we had our first frost this week. I was so elated and so taken aback. So here is a shout out to Laura over @ Little and Lots, go over and take a look at her other hats – she has been knitting up a storm.

Woolly_Hat_Gift

Hope you all are having a great weekend. I am counting down….Only 2 weeks until the Triangle MQG sewing retreat, 4 1/2 weeks to Thanksgiving, and 8 1/2 weeks to Christmas!!!

 

Tula City Sampler (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) + Last week of New Bloggers Blog hop

I definitely love being on vacation, and to share there is one more vacation post coming tomorrow. As far as my sewing efforts, I did not get 4 hours a day but did at least two which is great if you ask me. I also did not get everything done that I wanted (I was a little too optimistic), but I did make a good dent in my list. I managed to complete or start:

  • Two triple zipper pouches made for teacher gifts
  • One triple zipper pouch for Triple Zipper Pouch Swap (post to come)
  • Basted 60 solid grey 1 inch hexagons, now starting to hand-sew them on to my hexagon quilt and I am almost finished that row. Need to finish this by August 9th to enter A Season by Hand @ Clover and Violet
  • Kiwi Cushion/Pillow front complete (post to come)
  • Finally, I finished Blocks 1, 2, 3 of Tula City Sampler and in 1/2 day managed 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (3 weeks down, only 6 more to catch-up on). Here are what the last 6 blocks look like….remember I a using Spring House by Moda for the fabric.

Summary of my 9 blocksTulaCitySampler_9Blocks

Block 4
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Block 5
TulaCitySampler_Block5_complete

Block 6
TulaCitySampler_Block6_complete

Block 7
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Block 8
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Block 9
TulaCitySampler_Block9

Also, it is the last week of the Let’s get Acquainted New Bloggers Blog Hop which has been hosted by Beth @ Plum and June. A big shout out to Beth who has been a wonderful and inspiring host. If you have a chance check out the last week’s New Bloggers Post.

Plum and June

Vicki @ A Quilter’s Mission
RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa Lea @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boon Docks
Jenny @ A Note To Follow Sew
Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Sonia @ Fabric & Flowers
Emily @ Sew E.T.
Em @ Sewing by Moonlight

Tula City Sampler Blocks 1, 2, 3 + Boone Hall Plantation (Part 2)

Here are my first 3 completed blocks for the Tula City Sampler. I am going to try and get the 3 blocks also done tomorrow so that I have the first 2 of current 8 weeks done.

Block 1
TulaCitySampler_Block1_complete

Block 2
TulaCitySampler_Block2_complete

Block 3
TulaCitySampler_Block3_complete

As mentioned yesterday, I would share additional photos of the architecture and structures at Boone Hall Plantation. Well, here they are 🙂

The house, not the original one though.BooneHallPlantation_House

Front GatesBooneHallPlantation_Gates

Slave Quarters, I thought the Boone Hall Plantation did a great job helping people understand the journey/history of slavery on the plantations, and what it meant for the slaves to have freedom. BooneHallPlantation_SlaveQuarters

Mosaic Art Piece BooneHallPlantation_Mosaic

Cotton Gin FactoryBooneHallPlantation_CottonHarvesting

Brick work, individual bricks made on the property by the slaves.BooneHallPlantation_BrickWork

Linking up with Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday.

My Quilt Infatuation

WiP Wednesday…Catch-up Wednesday

I have so many projects that I have not got to recently, and I have been feeling so behind. Today, I feel like I have made some in roads to clearing that backlog. Yippee!!!

Project 1: Triple Zipper Pouch Swap
First off, I am part of the Triple Zipper Pouch Swap going on over on Flickr, here. Posting of the Triple Zipper Pocket is due on the August 17th and it has taken me forever to get started. I finally have all the pieces cut and ready for sewing.

Fabric Choices:

  • Lining: Straw hat blue, Cloud 9 (purchased from Joann)
  • Small pocket front: Flirty Flowers Tonal Dots in Pink, Robin Zingone, Robert Kaufman (purchased from Fresh Modern Fabric)
  • Small pocket front: Crosshatch in Plum, Architextures, Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman (purchased from Westwood Acres)
  • Back + large front pocket: Hexo in Kryptonite, Technicolor, Emily Herrick, Michael Miller (purchased from Fat Quarter Shop)
  • Zippers (purchased from Zipit)

TripleZipper_WiP_Swap

Project 2: Kiwi Cushion/Pillow
I have promised for at least the last two months one of my blogger friends a kiwi cushion in reds and browns. The kiwi (a NZ native bird) is a paper piecing pattern designed by Juliet @ Tartan Kiwi. Her free pattern is now on Craftsy. The pillow front will look similar to this one, except I am using these red and brown improv blocks. The red block for the body and the brown for the legs and beak.

Kiwi_RedScrappyBlock Kiwi_BrownScrappyBlock

Project 3: Tula City Sampler – Blocks 1, 2, 3
So, I have started the Tula City Sampler Blocks Quilt Along…well the first three are cut. Boy, I did not realize what 6 1/2 inch blocks would mean….the pieces are tiny.

Fabric Choices:

This fabric line spoke volumes to me when I saw it. Normally, I am not a flower kind of person but the colors and design are fabulous. Perfect, in my opinion, for the Tula City Sampler project.

Block 1:
TulaCitySampler_Block1_Pieces

Block 2:
TulaCitySampler_Block2_Pieces

Block 3:
TulaCitySampler_Block3_Pieces

They are my current WiP’s I am catching up on while on vacation. I am linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.