Tula Challenge

Annie:- Thought I better post my second set of 5 blocks – This finishes the Crosses section.  I am finding it quite an enjoyable activity and am actually ahead of schedule (don’t tell Mary!!). Mind you, I may have to unpick a few of the seams in the next lot of blocks …I must have had my crooked glasses on…why is I actually so hard to sew a straight seam??? Anyway here’s my second set….Image

The Challenge is On!

Annie:- I think it is important to understand right from the beginning that piecing and for that matter, precise piecing, is definitely Mary’s thing, and that for me, the biggest thrill will be to end up with blocks close to the required size! I have started well – not over precise but they are all 6.5 which is truly amazing. I am using a bundle of Moda Zen Chic fabric entitled Juggling Summer. This is a trendy, modern print and I think will sit well on a plain light grey or white background. Wish me luck. Photos are of the material bundle and my first five blocks.moda-bundle

Our personal challenge!

Mary: –  When we saw Tula Pink’s new modern block book, Annie and I decided that we could challenge ourselves to make all the blocks by the end of the year.  Then we decided that actually 70 blocks was quite sufficient as that way we could do ten blocks a month – they are only 6½” blocks – and we should have the blocks completed by the end of September and the quilt finished by Christmas!  Well that’s the theory.

books-plus-first-five-block I had a bundle of fat eighths called Noteworthy by Sweetwater and printed by Moda.  I’ll add various other fabrics to stretch out the bundle as time goes on.  Here are my first five blocks.