Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Saturday Sampler

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.



To see more entries in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival, click on the button below and you will be taken to Amy's site where the list of the participants is located.


Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

15 comments:

Deb said...

I love your quilt! Actually, I love the fact that I'm seeing a completed Saturday Sampler! I have two that are unfinished, but it's my goal this next year to work on them!

BJ said...

Pretty.

Chris said...

Wonderful use of your scraps. They are perfect together.

Linda said...

This is gorgeous! It would look nice in my family room too! Great quilt!

Carol said...

Very pretty quilt. It would look great in my front living room :)

Cathi said...

It's beautiful -- those tiny 9-patches are a wonderful touch!

Allie said...

It's beautiful - love how you did the sashing!

Karen said...

Great quilt! Love the 9 patch in the sashings. It really adds great effect.

Angie said...

Beautiful sampler with the stars!

Robin said...

What a lovely sampler! You chose a wonderful array of fabrics, and they look beautiful together. The multi-colored nine-patches are a wonderful addition as well.

Kit Lang said...

Very pretty sampler!

kaye said...

Beautiful sampler quilt. I so love making them. You never get bored.

Kate said...

Love your color choices. The blocks are beatiful.

Vicki said...

such a pretty sampler quilt!

Eileen said...

lovely quilt and wonderful it's so well loved to be in your living room all the time. thanks for sharing and have a great day