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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Quilty Pleasures Saturday: Tula Pink, City Planner

Last year our local modern quilt group, The Chicken River Modern Quilt Guild, decided to make a quilt together that we would sell or raffle. The proceeds would pay a quilt teacher to come to Las Vegas, New Mexico, our headquarters.

So we decided to make blocks from Tula Pink's City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks, and went to town on the project. Although there were hiccups with some of the blocks, we ended up with enough to make a double/queen-sized quilt . There were several layout options at the back of the book, and we decided on City Planner because its background would serve to unify the very scrappy blocks. The background and binding make the blocks look like they are floating. Very cool.

In a few days I will post another shot, a little closer and with details so you can see the quilting and binding, which are absolutely perfect choices.

It still needs a hanging sleeve and label and we will be good to go.

Many thanks to all the members of the Chicken River Modern Quilt Guild who sewed blocks, chose the background and binding, and assembled the whole shebang.


  1. It's so fun to see this. I love the setting. Last night I finished my 14th block. Still a ways to go, but this gives me the desire to finish. Thanks!

  2. Just wonderful. I love the quilt and I love the idea and I, of course love the name Chicken Little:)

  3. Very different and interesting quilt! Have you ever seen any of Mary Lou Weidman's quilts? She 's a really neat teacher of "Out of the Box" style quilting?


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