City Sampler WIP

 A few weeks ago I won a Moda "Adventures" layer cake, jelly roll and charm pack. The deeply saturated colors of the fabrics are different than the colors I usually use. They are very pretty and warm and muted.

I decided that the fabrics would pair well with the 100 modern blocks in Tula Pink's city sampler book. I was so excited at the idea that I just had to spread out the fabrics to see if it could work. And I think it could.

I thought I would try to whip up a block or two to see how they would look and before I knew it, I had completed 8. This is definitely out of my comfort zone but so far I like how the blocks look.

Now that I've passed that hurdle I worry that I won't have enough variety in the fabric bundles to make the blocks interesting and different. Just like the name of the fabric line, I think it will be a great adventure to see how far I can get...hopefully all the way to 100!

Moda Adventures by Amy Ellis


  1. I never use just one line of fabric in a quilt. I like mine scrappy

    1. I love scrappy too. I just don't usually use these colors so I don't really have much in my stash to match. Nothing like a trip to the fabric store!