A Modern Sampler

I was asked by World Book Media to make the Modern Sampler Quilt pattern by Yoshiko Jinzenji. Of course, I said yes as I love the aesthetic and her fabrics. I have almost 5 out of the 12 blocks done and have hopes to finish all by the weekend.
YoshikoJinzenjiModernSamplerBlocks

For those that want to give the pattern a try, you can find them here or on their etsy store. The pattern for each block is a template which you trace onto tracing paper so that you can use that template to cut out each piece (adding seam allowance).

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The template approach allowed me to have some flexibility in how I make the blocks. I can decide if I am cutting each individual piece, or use the template as a paper-piecing template or  modified a couple of the blocks to avoid partial seams. Once complete though, the blocks still have the same overall appearance.

I have done well with my projects so far this month. Here is where I am at for my other projects:

Project Dates Current Status
 Sisterhood Quilt  18th May (ship)  COMPLETE & SHIPPED
 It takes a Village  18th May  COMPLETE
  Idea, Design, Create  18th May
(ship for quilting)
TOP, BACK, BIND
 Pushme, Pullme  18th May
(ship for quilting)
TOP (last-minute changes – adding a strip to top),
BACK, BIND
 Yoshiko Jinzenji Quilt Sampler  End of May TOP (UNDERWAY), BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND

Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on the right).

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10 thoughts on “A Modern Sampler

  1. Linda Dutch

    An interesting & very clever pattern! I really like the look of the finished quilt, simplistic beauty at first glance… but certainly some complex piecing? and reliant too, on using certain fabrics to create the effect?

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  2. DeborahGun

    These designs fascinate me. So much neutral, but then so much intricacy. Really interesting to hear how they are put together with whole templates.

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  3. Angie @ GnomeAngel.com

    What an amazing sampler idea! I was only wondering the other day whether anyone had made a sampler for modern techniques. Loving this and can’t wait to see where it goes. 🙂

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