Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tula Gray!

In line with my Hope that in 2016 I will deal seriously with my UFOs, I was delighted to discover -- on a friend's Pinterest board -- a setting that will work with the blocks I made a couple of winters ago after receiving Tula Pink's City Sampler book as a Christmas gift. Initially I had planned to follow one of the book's layouts (I had made one of every single block in the book out of black, gray, and white fabrics), and then decided I wasn't really crazy about that design.

I spent much of yesterday auditioning which blocks to use, laying them out, and making the QSTs and HSTs to complete the setting. The lightest gray HSTs adjacent to the corners are yet to be made (I bought the fabric today -- everything else was already on hand!). Then I'll assemble the rows and columns and decide about a border (opinions solicited). No designated recipient for this project as yet, but I suspect someone will want it!

And I suppose there really are at least fifty shades. But I'm not counting.


11 comments:

Quiltingbebbs said...

Grey is so in these days - am loving this :)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! Your quilt is stunning. I need to join the stash reduction club

Barbara Anne said...

Lovely quilt and the block layout is perfect! You're right -I imagine that someone near and dear to you will claim this before it's finished.

Enjoy the process!

Hugs!

Lori said...

Very nice!!

cityquilter grace said...

very nice setting....very creative layout...nice job!

Elizabeth said...

Nancy, this is stunning! I have long envisioned a black, gray, and white quilt in my future and you have inspired me to get moving! Love, love, love it!

Janet O. said...

Looks like it belongs on the wall of a modern art museum!
Silly, I know, but when I first saw the photo the thing that came to mind was the old joke, "What's black and white and "read" all over?" (a newspaper). So I immediately thought of a red border. But that might overpower the whole thing, so I guess I don't really have a suggestion. : )

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a terrific layout -- one of the best I've seen. As far as the border, I would stay in your existing color range and let any new colors make their appearance on the back of the quilt. Congratulations -- it's a beauty!

OT Quilter said...

What a great setting! I think you have more hours in your days or days in your weeks than I do--your output is amazing! Have fun demonstrating at the museum!

Judy said...

I saw a black, white and grey quilt at a show that was bordered in screaming chartreuse. It worked!

AnnieO said...

Wonderful setting. I just love it.