Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Finished Sampler Quilt

Ta Da! I have finished the Craftsy 2012 Block of the Month Sampler. The top was finished a month ago, and I enrolled in Leah Day’s Free Motion Quilting a sampler class and did the free motion quilting for it.  I used fabrics from Malka Dubrawsky’s Stitch in Color and Simple Marks lines, and chose the steel grey from those lines for the background fabric.
bom sampler quilt
My favorite blocks? Unexpectedly the Dresden Plate block in the bottom right corner and the Dresden Wheel block on the fourth row. I had eschewed learning to make those blocks because I perceived them as too traditional, but the instructor Amy Gibson put a modern spin on the blocks. I also unexpectedly enjoyed the English paper pieced hexagons for the same reason. They are so much more than Grandmother’s Flower Garden.

My least favorite? The paper pieced blocks, second row, second block and third row first block. It’s not that I dislike the finished product, but the process is frustrating for me. My brain just doesn't get paper piecing.

here’s the back and some close up shots of the quilting
 back of bom sampler
close up quilting

I still have a lot of Malka’s fabric left, so I decided to make another quilt using off-white as the background color. Here’s the start. For this quilt I’m just choosing the blocks I like…no paper piecing.

other color of bom

1 comment:

  1. WOW!! This turned out great. I like your Dresden Plate, too. Also the one next to it.. Courthouse Steps Log Cabin? Your next one is shaping up beautifully.