Thursday, 20 June 2013

And Finally, nos. 14,15 & 16.

I have made a big effort this week to get the last three blocks made for my Sampler quilt.  It started of as a Combined BOM for 2013, using blocks from many different BOMs, but then I hit a stumbling block as there were some block designs that just didn't seem to fit, so as I found a block I liked, I included it in this quilt.  The early blocks all seemed to have a star-like theme so I continued to find other starry blocks.  Now I have   sixteen I think that will be a nice size.

A very naughty puppy has managed to chew up my book that I draft out my blocks in, so I can't remember the names or sources of these last three blocks, so I've just given them numbers, not names.




And finally here are all the completed blocks in one place.

Sorry about the quality of that photo.  I took it in the living room at the front of the house which doesn't get very good light owing to a huge tree opposite my house that blocks it out (it was a very small sapling when we moved here 30 years ago).

I'm going to add soft white sashings with red cornerstones now, and then think about border, backing and binding.  I'm going to hand quilt it, too.

Just to finish up, here's a photo of that naughty puppy, Molly, at 12 weeks, looking as if butter wouldn't melt in her mouth.


  1. The blocks look amazing, fantastic colours and the sashing sounds perfect. And how cute is that puppy?!

  2. The blocks look great! It is going to be a gorgeous quilt. Love the colours too!

  3. I really love that #16 block! The whole quilt is great. Looking forward to seeing the finish! :-)

  4. gorgeous sampler. well done!!

  5. lovely sampler quilt. Molly is adorable :)

  6. Your sampler quilt looks great! I love Molly - she's also adorable!

  7. Your quilt is going to be fantastic. Love all your blocks. Molly looks adorable, along with being a handful.

  8. So lovely fabric combination, love red and blue!

  9. The quilt is stunning, and what can I say.... Your pup is absolutely gorgeous. X