Tula Tuesday: Blocks 9 and 10

Okay, this is by far my dullest Tula Tuesday post to date. The 2 simplest blocks to date- 9 and 10- are all I have to show you.


I’ve been crazy busy with family stuff (the Alamo Drafthouse has been showing “Miyazaki Madness” all week in anticipation of the release of The Wind Rises, and we couldn’t resist going to see My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle on the big screen), and quilting the giant skull, and finishing the very odd Westknits 2013 Mystery KAL shawl (more on that later this week…)

But! Blocks 9 & 10 are done, and that means I stuck to my 10 blocks/month plan, at least for the first month! Hooray!

Block #9- a simple Β cross. I decided it was time for some pink. Some hot pink…

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Once again I featured that Dowry print I love so much.

Block #10. Time to cool it down. I’ve wanted to add more grey, so…

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It’s amazing how different the fabrics look with different solids. That Tula Parisville print in the center looks so different in Block # 6, where I paired it with deep purple.

I don’t love either of these blocks on their own. They’re just fine, not great. But I’m working on the theory that when there are 100 all together, a few plainer or duller blocks might end up being a good thing for balance. (I hope!)

Here’s 1-10…

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Don’t forget to come back next week when I’ll kick off the Tula Tuesday link party! Looking forward to seeing everyone’s blocks… Grab a button and come back next week!

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21 responses to “Tula Tuesday: Blocks 9 and 10

  1. Cher

    you are right, balancing the colors overall will make for a better quilt in the end..good for you to keep to 10 blocks a month!

    • I actually really wanted to do more… but I have so many other things to work on. Good lesson in delayed gratification!


      On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 7:38 AM, Diary of a Madfabriholic wrote:


  2. ellen

    I’m so far behind. I only have 4 done. Better get sewing!!!!

  3. Even though half of your post was in a foreign language (the zombie stuff I think), I like your blocks and way to go getting them done with such a busy week.

    • Foreign language? Not sure what you mean about the zombie stuff? I have Sunday this weekend set totally aside for sewing, so hopefully much more progress is looming! -Sam

      On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 9:05 AM, Diary of a Madfabriholic wrote:


  4. I love your blocks! I’ll be waiting for next Tuesday to share mine

  5. Your blocks look pretty. It will look awesome once you complete 100. Good luck with your goal! Also thanks for your lovely comment you left on my blog.

  6. Those blocks look fine. You are right that not every block can be a star, some need to be supporting characters.

  7. How can anything featuring that AMH fabric be called dull? And that looks like Kona Pomegranate to me… also not dull. I’m still holding out on those Tula blocks… so many tiny pieces. Not even a linky can tempt me! Way to go for plugging away and inspiring others along the way!

    • I guess dull was the wrong word- because I agree about the fabrics. How about, uncomplicated? I understand not wanting to deal with the tiny pieces- that’s why I stayed away from Farmer’s Wife. This was my compromise!


      On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 7:25 AM, Diary of a Madfabriholic wrote:


  8. You’ve used my favorite Dowry print and one of my favorite Parisville prints. YUM. Also, I’m super jealous of this Miyazaki goodness. To see Howl on the big screen? I think I’d swoon.

  9. I love seeing your progress each week on those Tula blocks! And am looking forward to seeing the skull quilt finish. Great job, Sam!

    • Well, I went to put my walking foot on my machine tonight, and either the screw is stripped, or the hole on the shank 😦 it won’t attach! Crisis! Can’t quilt. So no skull progress in the near future 😦 -Sam (Although I guess this means I can start my catvent quilt sooner rather than later…)

      On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Diary of a Madfabriholic wrote:


  10. Your blocks are coming along nicely! πŸ™‚ I agree with you, I think once you have all 100 blocks it will look amazing!!

  11. I enjoy reading about your progress. I know what you mean about having other things to do. I had a flower basket block planned for my next block. I drafted the blocks too small. I must of been tired that night. So now I am now cutting them over again the right size. Nothing loss. I am working with scraps. .

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