My City Sampler quilt top is complete. Getting a picture of this 90" square quilt isn't the easiest thing but I think I managed to do okay. I sashed my 100 City Sampler blocks in a no-name linen-like fabric I found at the Fabric Place Basement. Deciding on the best fabric to sash these blocks was a real challenge: I didn't want to choose anything that would overcome or blend into any of the blocks and I was pretty determined to not redo any of the blocks. I am happy with my choice of this tan textured fabric that shouldn't give me any trouble when the quilt is washed, it is 100% cotton.
When I layed out the blocks, I decided to not worry too much about orienting all of the awesome motifs to create a "top" to the quilt. I love being able to put a quilt on my bed and not worrying that it is "upside down" or whatever. I paid close attention to dispersing the colors as well as the shapes to achieve balance.
Here's a mosaic of some more of my favorite blocks. I had a lot of fun mixing up Salt Water and Prince Charming with my stash.
This was the hardest one:
This was the easiest:
Here's my most favorite:
Here's an indoor shot of the top:
I usually don't do scrappy pieced backs but this quilt simply called for it. It's fun to see the Tula motifs on the larger scale. I also snuck in a scrappy slab made from scraps- I wish I had the time/patience to make the whole quilt back like that, but that's a project for another day.
Linking up with Sew Sweetness (check out the other City Sampler tops - they're all gorgeous!) and Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday: