Saturday, January 12, 2013

Introducing the Salty Sisters...

As I mentioned in my January Just Three post, I've signed up for the Gen X Quilter's Sisters' Ten BOM. Since I've decided to use Tula Pink's Salt Water fabrics, Salty Sisters just seems like too silly of a title to pass up.

As soon as I got my big bundle of fabric goodness, I couldn't wait to cut into it and fortunately the block of the month for January was already up!

I ended up deciding on the Subs and Seaweed in Seaweed for the background fabric.  It's quite a light green and I thought it would be a fun change from my typical white background.  I thought that for each month I would do one block mostly in green and one mostly aqua with a couple splashes of coral thrown in here and there for contrast. 

January's block is Grandmother's Frame.  A large square in the middle of the block just begged for some fussy cut octopi (or is it octopuses?  That doesn't sound right either...) and I was only too happy to oblige. 

Can't wait to keep up this pace and end up with a gorgeous quilt at the end of the year.  I'm going for the 12" finished block size, so it will be a pretty generous twin quilt when all is said and done - just slightly larger than anything I've done before.  Eeek!! Linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story:

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. this looks great. It makes me want to cut into my Tula stash!

  2. your blocks look fabulous! I just love your fabric selections.

  3. I LOVE these!!! Your quilt is going to be fabulous:-)

  4. These look wonderful. I was looking at this project and was on the fence. Seeing your blocks motivates me to go ahead and join in, even though I am a grandma and not Gen X. I love how you really pay attention to your fabrics. The fancy cutting will such a treat when the quilt is done because there will be all sorts of visual surprises. Keep up the great work. Also I have never used Tula's fabrics. You have inspired me to get out of my comfort zone. I love how they look. This grandma is learning a lot!

    1. Darlene,
      Thank you so much for all the comments and kind words on the blog! The thing I love most about the quilting online community (and probably what motivated me to start blogging a few months ago) is getting totally inspired to try new fabrics, techniques, and styles! I'm fairly new to Tula myself and I'm forcing myself not to go back and look at her older lines so that I'm not tempted to go buying out-of-print stuff :) Thanks again for coming to visit my site and I hope that I see some blocks from you in the Sisters Ten Flickr group!

  5. How beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :)