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And then there were 100 (yay)!


I finished the 100 blocks for the Tula Pink’s City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks quilt:

I was able to stay focused and not get distracted (even if a friend sent me some delicious distractions, see post Quilter Distractions: Good Mail filled with “Taupe” ).

I’ve decided to sew the blocks together without any lattice or other design to separate the blocks; and to not add a border. As a result this will only be a lap size quilt (100 – 6.5 inch x 6.5 inch blocks, minus 1/4 inch seams to join the blocks…no sorry I do not want to do that math* but will let you know the final measurements when I sew the blocks together!).

Next time I post about this quilt, I will share the quilt blocks sewn together in their final layout – I still need to decide how I want to organize the 100 blocks…

Oh if you are just joining us and want to see the evolution of this quilt, I put all the posts on this quilt under a new category I created for my blog: Sampler Quilts. I am hoping to do more sampler quilts in the future to go under this category. Note if you click on the link for Sampler Quilts you will see this current post again also.

*Okay I did sort of do the math and I am guessing around 60 inches x 60 inches will be the final quilt size. But let me know if you disagree (I took 10 x 6.5 inches = 65 inches, minus 20 x .25 seam allowances which = 5 inches – for 65 inches – 5 inches = 60 inches…)

28 thoughts on “And then there were 100 (yay)!”

  1. Hahahaha, I love how you did the math anyway! I figured you wouldn’t resist that :). Great job and I can’t wait to see it all in its final glory!


  2. It is gorgeous! I think you are right not to put in lattice and a border. Let there be a riot of colour! If I was cheeky I would ask what the measurements would be in centimetres, but of course I am not at all cheeky. 😉

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  3. Yay indeed! Love this bright, cheerful quilt. I think it’s a good decision to allow the blocks to dance cheeck to cheek, without sashing and a border.
    Now you can tackle the taupe quilt with a clear conscience. Ha!

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  4. It will be lovely! For the math I just remove 0.5 inch from the block size since you lose it on both sides (except perhaps on the edge of the quilt depending on whether you do a binding or facing) and do that times the number of blocks. And then you wash after quilting and lose a bit more, so it’s never completely accurate anyway.

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