A few weeks back, I did finally get pictures of this sampler quilt that I did as part of a quilt class 3 years ago (yikes!). I took the class mainly to meet a few other quilters, but also learned a few techniques while I was there.
When I started quilting this, I wasn't quite sure how to do it, but then decided to just make it completely a sampler. Most of the blocks have different quilting in them, but I did anchor the four corner blocks by doing the same quilting in them.
These are basically just echo-quilted around the appliqued shape.
This one has four different styles in each of the white spaces:
My attempt at keeping lines fairly straight without marking anything...
And this is probably the most ugly. My "feathers" are pretty atrocious. They look more like amoeba or something like that. I'm definitely going to have to practice my feathers a heck of a lot more!
I actually like how these swirly shapes turned out. The little curlicues are neat and give a lot of texture to the quilt:
This one was also a lot of fun. It was a little messy at first, but as I got used to it, I was able to find a rhythm that worked for me...
More straight lines that were done parallel to the triangles for the flying geese. These lines are a lot better than the first ones...
I really like the quilting on this friendship star block. It has just enough spin to it that it makes it flow a bit and reminds me of ninja stars.
More evenly spaced curlicues....
Same with the dense filler... better the 2nd time around...
More flowing arcs in a reverse friendship star block.
Its hard to see the quilting on the center area with the log cabin blocks, but I basically stuck to in the ditch quilting. I did some free motion on the heart, but I couldn't get it to photograph since its red thread on red fabric.
Overall, I liked this quilt and being able to use sample quilting on the different blocks. It allowed me to try out a bunch of different things in the blocks to see if I liked anything and where I need to practice a bunch more.
Hope everyone is enjoying their spring!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations