Sunday, 29 September 2013

Time & Tide Wait for No Man...

...well except in Morocco that is.

There have been Alice Through the Looking Glass moments round here lately, like when last night we found out that the government had earlier in the day decided not to put the clocks back this morning but extend summertime to October 27 giving everyone less than 24 hours notice. I can only begin to imagine the chaos this must have caused airlines and passengers, people with meetings, appointments etc., Only in Morocco!

I don't know if I shared my news that I am shortly to return to gainful employment as a p/t English language teacher at the American language center here. It's only a few hours a week but it will get me out the house and stop me turning in to a desperate housewife. The last few days have consisted of meetings, observations and orientation and well a little bit of sewing too.

Anyway, I started something new...fashionably late to the Tula Pink City Sampler!


On Friday I made my first Tula Pink City Sampler block using my charms from the recent swap...this is my favourite block. I love it so much.


These blocks are the perfect size and can be made easily from charms as the blocks only come out at 6.5" unfinished.  They have proved addictive as today I made another 8 of the cross blocks. I used the charms as well as some old Parisville scraps and some solids (Kona and Oakshott). I deliberately tried to use different colours from those in the book as I want this to be my quilt and there was poetic licence with fabric placement as occasionally I didn't always have enough of one fabric.

Here's Block 2


Block 3


Block 4


Block 5 *edited to add* Oops, just noticed a problem with this one. I thought it didn't look very crosslike!


Block 6


Block 7


Block 8


and Block 9


Here's a clearer group shot.


I've no idea how long my charms and scraps will last out so I may have to see what I can find online but I can't wait to make more progress with this one!

Hope you have had a great Sunday!

Annabella

26 comments:

Janine said...

You're making great strides with those blocks. I like your fabric choices better than the book :)

Sheila said...

Your city blocks are just gorgeous.
And well done on the employment front!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Wow that's mad about the time! Congratulations on your work! The blocks look so beautifully colourful and gorgeous together xxx

poppyinstitches said...

I love your blocks, just fabulous! I haven't seen Tula's book yet, have it on my birthday wish list.

Isisjem said...

These are gorgeous a great use of her wonderful fabrics.

Catherine said...

Lucky you've got your lovely blocks to keep you sane!

Trudi said...

The blocks look fabulous, and it's such a great book, I'm kicking myself for not getting one at Festival!

Leanne said...

We don't change the clocks till November 3 this year but it is getting darker every day. I love your blocks, and I keep meaning to start this one too. Maybe this week. I hope getting back to work will be great fun!

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

I love your blocks! I'm so tempted to buy that book and make some too! Congratulations on the job! X

CJ said...

What lovely blocks. The colours are wonderful in blocks 1 and 2. Well done on the part-time job, you've done really well and it is well deserved after all of your hard work on the course. Your comment about the powers that be extending summertime made me smile. Hope you all have a really good week.

Patchwork and Play said...

Your blocks are wonderful!!!!! Thank goodness for sewing to balance out the government madness! Good luck on your new teaching career!

Judith, Belfast said...

Great blocks A! Hope the transition back to gainful employment is a smooth one! Jxo

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Oh they look so good! I love that you're making them your own (and it's making me want to get back to making these, lol!)

Carla said...

These look so great! I've been working on mine too finally

UKMUMINUSA said...

Your blocks are lovely,I also received charms from a Tula Charm Swap and I am doing the same, I have managed 6 blocks so far, so I am a little behind too.

Heather D. said...

Gorgeous! I love how bright your blocks are.

Charlotte said...

lovely blocks!!!

maria said...

I love your fabric choices. Good luck with the job.

pennydog said...

Looks like you're having a great time with those blocks, I do love a sampler for a bit of variety! How bizarre about the clock change!

dutchcomfort said...

Love your fabric choices for the blocks!!

We will change the clocks on Sunday October 27th as well. I can imagine the chaos it must have caused.

Congratulations on the teaching job!

diane said...

seeing your pretty blocks makes me want to get this book, but I have a list a mile long. Maybe I should at least buy the book for inspiration.

heart of charnwood said...

Great blocks, and terrific progress, glad you're getting back into the swing of your sewing. Good Luck with your new job, I'm sure it will be a great challenge :o)

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats on the new job, and love the blocks!

Catherine said...

Live those blocks. I can't believe the time change debacle!!
Good luck with the new job

Rebecca Lynne said...

Annabella! God woman you are in my head as always...I was Just looking at this book this weekend and dreaming of ever doing the sampler. Your color choices as usual are drool worthy. Love!

Katherine said...

How delicious! You are tempting me with these - I love your fabric combinations.

Wishing you luck with teaching!