Asian City Planner

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So unlike anything I have ever made before…..I have managed to take a modern quilt pattern and make it Non-modern.

I know.

I usually do that the other way around.

This is a great lesson in how 1 element can change the over all feel of a quilt.

This is Tula Pink’s 100 modern quilt blocks. Set in the City Planner setting.


I used scraps of my Asian fabrics. The blocks are pretty hideous….I think I may have to make this quilt again in my normal colors & fabrics. I was trying to stretch myself out of my comfort zone….and quite frankly I think I went a bit to much out of it for my own taste. I don’t think there is anything wrong with this quilt. It’s pretty if you love Asian fabrics and what not. I happen to like Asian fabrics…but I tend to add a little bit here and there to my projects rather than having them all be Asian…..and now I know why. It’s just not my style. It just doesn’t have the zing that I usually love. I finished this last summer…but it took me this long to quilt it. It honestly didn’t take me long to put all 100 blocks together…..they go together pretty fast. In the Book Tula has several settings you can use to set your blocks…but I think this was the only one that used all 100 blocks ( I could be wrong about that)  and it’s a huge quilt.

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I actually love the setting. I used it for some 9 patches as well ( I still need to quilt that one) … I did finish it time to get it into the show.

040 041I quilted swirls and lines for the background …and individual block work for each of the 100 blocks. It seemed to take me forever. But it was worth it in the end. I am glad to have it finished.

I used more stash to piece my back. All Asian fabrics. I actually had a pretty good selection of Asian fabrics. I seem to collect them…..and just use little bits of them .


I hope you all have a wonderful day!



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