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:

  1. That is a great sampler! Nice work too.

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

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  3. Your summer sampler quilt is gorgeous!

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  4. This is really well done - beautiful piecing and applique!

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  5. Great job on your sampler.

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

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  7. Cute staging Amy. Lovely sampler. I love samplers.

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

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  9. That is a true beauty! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. i love the sunflower! it is too cute.

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  11. your sampler is beautiful!

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  12. 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.

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

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

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

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  16. I love samplers. Yours is so cute!

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  17. Love your sampler quilt! My style for sure.

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