This quilt finish was a long standing WiP, 100 weeks to be specific. It took me forever to finish the 1/2″ quilting on this quilt. I am so thrilled with the addition of the pink binding and to finally finish the quilt and the tutorial series, this past week.
I had a great journey with this quilt:
- I started this way back during Sewdown Nashville, where I met Melanie Tuazon for my first time. I have found great quilty friends in this experience.
- I discussed some of the complexities in my original design, with Melanie and finished that first block (Broken Chevrons).
- My first sampler quilt.
- I taught these blocks, as a 4-part series at Spoonflower in 2014. It was my first quilting class, I taught.
- It was the first quilt I had sponsored (by Spoonflower). All the fabric was supplied.
- I was able to write my first guest blog post on HST (half-square triangles).
- All the blocks are all available now as free tutorials.
I simplified two of the blocks (6 & 7) and changed block 9 slightly from this original design.
The other thing I changed, was the addition of sashing between the blocks, and the slight offset in row 2. The offset is from no sashing between blocks 4 & 5 as I liked the fluidity of these blocks together. I added extra sashing on the right edge.
For the back, I want to use some of the extra neutrals I had left over with pull in the triangle designs from the front. I landed up with this improv. off-set cross with nested flying geese (made from left over HST’s). I almost love the back more than the front….I love the minimalism.
For the quilting, I wanted to use the Inset Triangle block (block 8) as the initial focus. You can see the quilting lines have this arrow pointing down – this effect was using this block. All the quilting is 1/2″ straight lines, created with my walking foot. I used Aurifil #2021 (Off-White) for the fantastic texture.
Name: Spoonflower Sampler Quilt
Design: Designed by me
Fabric: Spoonflower Fabrics (listed here).
Dimensions: 40″ x 40″
Quilted: Straight Line quilting, Aurifil 50wt #2021
It’s a great quilt to make if you want to practice accuracy of piecing with 1/2″ pieces, play with HST, half-rectangle triangles, diamonds and some paper piecing. All the blocks to make this quilt can be found here.
Please Note: If you every make the sampler or any of the blocks use #spoonflowersamplerquilt and/or link back to the tutorial. Michelle Wilkie @ Factotum of Arts”.