Finally! After, what seems like, years, I finally finished the City Sampler.
This is the product of the Tula Pink’s City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks.
I started it in 2014 with high hopes of having a fun joint experience with Julie. Of course, it was fun to work on it at the same time, but the whole experience was not that great. I had problems with my seam allowance. Coupled with the small pieces in a lot of the blocks, many of the blocks came out the wrong sizes. I think of myself as a competent piecer, so this problem was extremely frustrating especially when I couldn’t diagnose the cause of the problem.
Also, I do not like log cabin blocks. I don’t know what it is about them, but I don’t like them. This book had a ton of log cabin-like patterns. They just felt like torture to me.
I finally decided to suck up the suffering and get this off of my list. As you know, I worked on it at the CQFA Retreat and that event provided the hours I needed to get over the hump.
What makes this quilt is the quilting. Colleen outdid herself with masterful work. We have a true collaboration and it shows in this quilt.
You can find more posts about the making of this quilt by clicking on the City Sampler tag.
4 thoughts on “Finished: City Sampler”
Congratulations on this finish! Yes, you have sweated over it for years. It turned out great. I really love the back. Beautiful!
Thanks! I am really trying hard to finish things when I start them and not leave them for years. Yes, I have some projects that have been around for years, but I hope not to add any to the list.
To me it seems as if it was worth the pain, because it’s fabulous (and done!). I really love the way you put the blocks on the back of the quilt too.
Yes, the quilt turned out really well. I am so pleased with how it came out and am glad that the process was worth it. Thanks!
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