Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sampler Quilt

Again, it has been a little while since I've posted again.  I've been slowly making progress on a few projects as well as getting outside to get the garden started.  Its finally warmer here, so I've been spending my weekends outside doing yard work.  We spread pellets onto the lawn that are supposed to repel/kill ticks and other little bugs.  So hopefully the tick population will stay in the woods and not stick to us anymore! :c)

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.
Sampler 01

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.

Sampler 02

This one has four different styles in each of the white spaces:

Sampler 03

My attempt at keeping lines fairly straight without marking anything...

Sampler 04

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!

Sampler 05

Sampler 06

Sampler 07

I actually like how these swirly shapes turned out.  The little curlicues are neat and give a lot of texture to the quilt:

Sampler 08

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...

Sampler 09

Sampler 10

Sampler 11

More straight lines that were done parallel to the triangles for the flying geese.  These lines are a lot better than the first ones...

Sampler 12

Sampler 13

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.

Sampler 14

Sampler 15

More evenly spaced curlicues....

Sampler 16

Same with the dense filler... better the 2nd time around...

Sampler 17

More flowing arcs in a reverse friendship star block. 

Sampler 18

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.

Sampler 19

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!

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations

1 comment:

  1. nice quilting!! we too spread the tick pellets all over whatever parts of the yard that I walk around in the most and so far so good - we spread (I) spread them in late March and haven't had a tick on me since then - I normally spread them again in June or July so I guess I better get some more bags to get ready - it takes at least 3 bags for my area to do the trick. Glad to hear you finally have nice weather too - after last weeks cool weather I was hoping to have some days with the windows open but it looks like I will already have to be shutting window by mid afternoon and turning the A/C on