2018 Goal # 2


100 Blocks_Master

I proudly own  Tula Pink’s book called City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. Aside from thumbing through the pages over and over again I’ve never set out to actually make any of the blocks, until now. I am declaring 2018 to be the year to construct as many of the blocks as possible. If all goes well I will have 100 finished blocks by December 31, 2018. I know the goal is a bit lofty but with hard work and dedication I think it’s attainable.

I hope to make 2018 the year I finally make the 100 blocks I’ve been admiring.

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AQ # 28: Buttons Update


The original post for this quilt was shared on 10/18/17. Since that date I have diligently worked to add the finishing touches. This project was among 15 other candidates awaiting the same outcome. On 9/28/17 I wrote a post announcing that every last one was done!! The accomplishment was definitely reason to celebrate.

Buttons, with it’s very small size of only 7 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ was very easy to polish off. If you remember, the teal border was already in place. Left on the list of steps to do were:

  • creating a sandwich,
  • quilting,
  • facings, and
  • a label.

The first layer of the sandwich is the tiny AQ # 28: Buttons quilt top. Beneath the art quilt is a layer of Warm & Natural batting. Next to that is a piece of white cotton fabric. Taking into consideration the miniature stature of Buttons there wasn’t any need for elaborate quilting. Anything above and beyond the simple straight-line pattern would have been overkill. To make certain the quilting blended with the fabric as much as possible I used a coordinating thread. The quilting took very little time. Just a few zips here and there and it was done. The unfinished edges of the quilt were enveloped in a facing of white fabric. The quilt’s identifying details have been recorded on the back.

This is what AQ # 28: Buttons looked like when it was completed.

AQ # 28_ Buttons (finished)
AQ # 28: Buttons All Finished

I think AQ # 28: Buttons is, “Cute as a button.” 🙂

To sign off without sharing links to the other eleven completed projects would be cruel. 🙂 You will find them listed below.

Out of the 16 completed projects we only have four left. This has been a long but rewarding journey. Be watching for the next installment.

Thank you so much for visiting!

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