Sunday, 21 June 2015

Scrappy Sampler Quilt Progress

Today I made a temporary design wall, so I could see all the blocks of my scrappy sampler quilt together.

The mini dresden/solid block really dominates the blocks so far, but it will be cut  to a smaller size when I start assembling the quilt top, it has just been  left larger because of the amount of fraying that happens with the shot cottons.

I think I need to find some  fabrics in my stash that bridge the warm/cool spectrum for a few more blocks, then it will be onto the low volumes for filler blocks.  Luckily some new ones arrived in the post a week or so ago.

Overall I like what has been made so far, and am having fun trying new blocks and techniques, and fabric combinations.


  1. Good idea to put all your blocks on a design wall. Looking good.

  2. You are truly an artist the way you lay everything out and look for tones and combinations! That is exactly how I feel in my garden! Looks gorgeous Julie! And I was so delighted to receive your letter in the post today!! You absolutely made my day.....thank you! It is such a warming feeling to know that I have a friend across the ocean! Wishing you an outstanding weekend! Nicole xoxo

  3. I am in awe of the professional approach to your work. Always such a joy to see what you are working on.

  4. Your sampler blocks are all looking lovely together! I particularly like your mini low volume Dresden on the brights!

  5. Looking good - very useful to have them all up there together so you can see what's needed, etc.

  6. It looks fantastic so far and really gives you a great idea of how it is shaping up. Cant wait to see how it progresses :)

  7. Beautiful!!
    We received mail from NZ :-)) The boys were so excited.
    Thank you for the beautiful card and recipe. Yes, we looked up WAIPU on line. looks just amazing and so much fun to swim, hike and so much more. It would be so fun to visit you! NZ seems like a very amazing place.
    Thank you so much!

  8. I really like this sampler quilt! I'm drawn to random blocks being used in one quilt, but somehow I'm just not there yet to figure out how to fill in the empty spots just yet.

    Really nice LV stack!

  9. I love love love what I see! Your WIP quilt top is awesome! I love the colors, the patterns - everything!


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