Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer Sampler Quilt

I want to share a project I completed a few years ago, but just pulled out to hang up for summer. This quilt was the first block-of-the-month sampler quilt designed by the owner of American Quilting (the store where I work), Amy McClellan. You can tell she is a very talented designer! We started this one five years ago. (But I only finished it a couple of years ago.)
The quilting was done my my friend Sherri. She does an amazing job.
I also love the plaid bias-binding.
I'm proud of this quilt - by far the most intensive quilt I've completed. Lots of applique, paper piecing, etc. Most of my quilts are pretty simple in design, like just squares. So this one pushed me. It's interesting to look back and see how my fabric and color choices have changed since that time. I'm a little more drawn to brighter colors and less folk art in style, but I still like to look at this one. And feel happy about it's completion. :)

19 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That is a great sampler! Nice work too.

Quilt Hollow said...

APPLAUSE! It is wonderful and oh so perfect for summer!

Millie said...

Your summer sampler quilt is gorgeous!

Mishkat said...

This is really well done - beautiful piecing and applique!

Anne said...

Love it!

Nedra said...

Great job on your sampler.

Knitlee said...

This is beautiful!

Jackie said...

That is a fabulous quilt! Sometimes wonderful quilts take that extra time!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Cute staging Amy. Lovely sampler. I love samplers.

Sherri said...

What a wonderful quilt...I love it! I really want to design my own sampler quilt!

dotti white said...

That is a true beauty! Thanks for sharing!

jaybird said...

i love the sunflower! it is too cute.

Lisa said...

your sampler is beautiful!

girlsmama said...

I missed that year! Not that I've finished the other four. :) I do have the pattern for that. The Summer one is still my favorite, maybe someday I'll get to it.

Barb said...

I just love that quilt sampler....one day I am going to do one....one day

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It's stunning...I can see why you love it.

Terry said...

Great quilt! I love all the details in it! :0)

Trisha said...

I love samplers. Yours is so cute!

Karen said...

Love your sampler quilt! My style for sure.