Zuma Obsessed

December 11, 2018

Last week I brought home a fat quarter bundle of Tula Pink's Zuma. Within days I had that baby opened, and cut! I rarely do that! I usually let the fabric sit for a while, but I had to play with this fabric now!! The colors are so rich and full!! I love the areas where you can see fluorescent colors pop!

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I decided to use the pattern Shimmer by Cluck Cluck Sew. To make the twin sized quilt,  I needed a total of 30 fat quarters. I had removed the six fat quarters in the original bundle that read too light and went through my stash to pull twelve coordinating fabrics to add to the group. Moda Grunge, Peppered Cotton by Studio E and Blueberry Park by Robert Kaufman

This is only one of many pictures I took while sorting and deciding how to group the fabrics for each block and how to lay them out. I found that this pattern is one where you need to have a plan before you make the blocks. I wanted the warm and cool colors, the prints and the solids to be as balanced as  I could get them without over thinking it to death! By the way, I made a couple of changes after I had decided this was the final layout. LOL! 

I have one block finished! With all the prep work I did to get to this place, it went together quickly and easily and it came out the right size! Yay!! 

With Christmas right around the corner, I will only be able to grab a few minutes here and there to make more blocks. That forces me to enjoy the process, right? 

If I don't post again until next year, I want to take the time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. 

The God of all creation humbled Himself to become a human being—our Savior, Christ the Lord.  Because Jesus was born He could die, bringing the abundance of life we enjoy through Him.  May each of you rest in the security of the Babe whose birth we celebrate this day.


  1. My first thought was WOW those are some bold prints. I really like how they are looking in the blocks...who would have thought they would look so great!...well you did!

  2. Nice block. Have fun with them. Merry Christmas!

  3. What beautiful bright colours. So fun to work with during the cold and often gray winter months.

  4. Your block is very striking in all the burst of beautiful colours. Merry Christmas to you too, sweet friend. Yes, the ultimate sacrifice of our Lord, is what Christmas is all about. Amazing Grace!

  5. Great saturated colors. I love Blueberry park and hoard it like nobody's business, and pull it out sparingly. This will be fabulous. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  6. The fabrics are gorgeous and the block looks so beautiful in those fabrics. This is going to be an amazing quilt!

  7. Girl, your piecing is PERFECTION!!! Add to it your color sense and WOW!

    Happy Holidays!

  8. Yes, it was a good thing you busted into this right away. If you had let it simmer, it would have been lost..... maybe foreverrrr.
    No really. I am happy you are making this quilt. It is going to be beautiful.
    I have so many projects simmering. ..... .....
    I hope you have a very happy blessed Christmas. I do not like the madness that comes with this celebration of our Lord Jesus' birth. We just have to be still and glorify our salvation. For that, we are very fortunate

  9. Oh my gosh...a rainbow of colours there, a feast for the eyes. What excellent cutting and sorting. And piecing of Block 1. All gorgeous.

  10. WOW! Those are some fabulous fabrics and a great pattern! Can't wait to see more blocks as you have time to work on them.
    Wishing you a wonderful time with family and friends as we celebrate the birth of Christ!

  11. Beautiful fabrics, and the block is lovely.
    I am impressed with your ability to balance colors and prints. I struggle with it and am beginning to panic trying to get a quilt for my daughter started and finished before Christmas - eeeek! :)

  12. Wow Amy, those colors!!!! I'm not fond of Tula's fabrics, but I do admit the colors are gorgeous. Listen hon, I saw the comment you left on my blog, it didn't come through to my email - and when I went to email you, I discovered I have THREE emails for you, lol! Can you email me and let me know which one to use? I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, and wish you a very happy New Year!!!!


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