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:


Here are the close-ups of the blocks.

Block 64:

Block 65:

Block 66:

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.


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

Block 5

Block 6

Block 7

Block 8

Block 9

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

Block 2

Block 3

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