sampler quilt

When I’m not doing tutorials for the blog or working on commissions, I go to a sampler quilt course every other Monday. I love having this time for myself and meeting new people as well as learning more about quilting and sewing. The lady’s really lovely and funny so we all have a good time.

The colour scheme I chose was quite bold and flashy but I really like the end result. It’s a selection of “sugar and spice” and other red and aqua fabrics. I have done ten blocks but will use only nine. One of them was really badly done and the middle is pointing upward.. hum… never mind!

My favorite was that one:

The first block we made was the tumbling blocks. I never thought I would enjoy hand sewing as I am quite impatient and want my projects to be finished quickly, but I have found a new passion in it! It’s so relaxing and definitively less noisy. It’s perfect for when I go meet my friend on Thursday nights for a stitch and bitch!

The second one we made was a nine patch block and as homework we had to make the card trick block. All hand sewn together, which again was really nice to do.

and I did a friendship star block:

Next we learnt about the rail fence:

We then moved on to the log cabin (my favourite) and to practice we had to make a courthouse step block.

Next we learnt about the grandmother’s fan, and my friend can testify there was a lot of swearing involved in the process of making that block…. a nightmare! But I love how it turned out, I’m even considering making a big quilt just using 4 big blocks. I might swallow a bottle of primrose pills beforehand though….

The last block we did was the wild goose chase. Easy and quick although at first I didn’t see how it could turn out the way it was supposed to. Got there in the end and it’s pretty easy and quick to make. It looks like a fan or windmill.

We’ve now sashed our blocks, sandwiched them and I am in the process of hand quilting them separately… It’s different to how I make a quilt but I’m sure it will look fab and I’m glad to be learning something new.

The next thing we’re learning is the stain glass patchwork and I cannot wait, it just look really pretty.

Will let you know how I’m getting on!

One thought on “sampler quilt

  1. Vraiment c’est superbe!!! J’adore les motifs du tissus mais j’adore aussi ta facon de les travailler!!!! J’aime beaucoup le n°3 et le 6 tu as du bien t’enquiquiner!!!
    Grosses bises à ma quilteuse préférée

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