In 2018, I participated in an Instagram challenge, hosted by Angie, @gnomeangel. For the challenge, we had to post one block per day for 100 days, starting in July, using the blocks from Tula Pink’s City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks.
For my project, I used all Tula fabrics plus various solids. I kept up with the challenge and posted all the blocks to Instagram on the assigned days.
Here’s a look at one of my blocks that I made and posted in 2018. This block is on a mini design board.
One of my Tula blocks posted for the 100 days 100 blocks challenge in 2018
Fast forward to this year. In January, the registration opened up for Quilter’s Affair, which is a week of classes leading up to the big Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in July. I was able to snag a spot in one of Tula’s classes! I decided that I needed to pull out this old project and finish it so that I could take it with me to Sisters. Of course, all this happened before we really knew about COVID-19 and learned about social distancing.
Hopefully, the COVID-19 pandemic will crest before July and social gatherings will once again be able to take place. However, if not, then I hope everyone stays safe and healthy, and we can enjoy the quilt show in 2021.
I pulled out all of my blocks and my book to get started:
Tula’s 100 Modern Quilt Blocks book, filled with my blocks
100 Modern Quilt Blocks book with my blocks, from the side
In the back of the book, there are several finishing layout designs. I decided to make the Trellis layout, which is a throw size using 64 blocks. However, I want to use all 100 of my blocks using this layout for a larger quilt.
I used Kona cotton in White for my block frames and Kona cotton in Lighthouse for the sashing.
I stitched together my first 3 rows in February:
First 3 Rows of my 100 Modern Blocks quilt
I’ve been working on this project little by little over the past 2 months. It helps to have such a bright and colorful quilt project to work on in these uncertain times.
I finished the top 5 rows recently, and my kitty quilt inspector gave it his approval:
First 5 rows of my 100 modern quilt blocks project
I have all 10 rows now completed, but I need to join them together. I will show you the finished quilt flimsy in part 2 soon!