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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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19 Comments

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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    June 4, 2009 at 6:41 am

    That is a great sampler! Nice work too.

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    Quilt Hollow
    June 4, 2009 at 6:56 am

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

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    Millie
    June 4, 2009 at 7:06 am

    Your summer sampler quilt is gorgeous!

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    Mishkat
    June 4, 2009 at 7:17 am

    This is really well done – beautiful piecing and applique!

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    Anne
    June 4, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Love it!

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    Nedra
    June 4, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Great job on your sampler.

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    Knitlee
    June 4, 2009 at 10:37 am

    This is beautiful!

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    Jackie
    June 4, 2009 at 12:32 pm

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

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    Nanette Merrill and daughters
    June 4, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Cute staging Amy. Lovely sampler. I love samplers.

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    Sherri
    June 4, 2009 at 1:34 pm

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

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    dotti white
    June 4, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    That is a true beauty! Thanks for sharing!

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    jaybird
    June 4, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    i love the sunflower! it is too cute.

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    Lisa
    June 4, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    your sampler is beautiful!

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    girlsmama
    June 4, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    I missed that year! Not that I've finished the other four. ๐Ÿ™‚ I do have the pattern for that. The Summer one is still my favorite, maybe someday I'll get to it.

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    Barb
    June 4, 2009 at 10:30 pm

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

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    Sew Create It - Jane
    June 5, 2009 at 5:04 am

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

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    Terry
    June 5, 2009 at 5:51 am

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

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    Trisha
    June 5, 2009 at 8:48 am

    I love samplers. Yours is so cute!

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    Karen
    June 6, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Love your sampler quilt! My style for sure.

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