This time, I'm showing off Saturday Sampler. Saturday Sampler is a sort of block-of-the-month program that my local quilt shop, Pennington Quilt Works, offers. I actually missed out on this one, because I did not know about until late in the session, but I bought the pattern and did the program all by myself at home, using fabric from my stash. The finished quilt goes very well in our family room.
You can see the whole quilt below. Each block is a different design, though all finish at 12" square. For this setting, I added a narrow border to each block to make them "float," then the sashing with the tiny nine-patch cornerstones. You can't see it well in the photo but there is feather vine quilted in the green border. The quilting was done by longarm quilter Karen Thompson, not by me.
To make this quilt, I pulled coordinating fabrics from my stash (mostly fat quarters and small pieces left from other projects), then made each block one at a time. It was a lot of fun, plus very satisfying as I got that good feeling of accomplishment each time I finished another block. I've been meaning to start a similar project, using assorted 9 inch blocks and a different setting to finish it. I think it will go on my project list for 2011.
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