Susan’s Sampler

February 24, 2013 § 16 Comments




I just have to share this quilt with you.  Susan, who is blogless, made this amazing sampler! I met Susan at Quilt Market a few years ago and she is awesome! I love her creativity, her enthusiasm, her energy, her kindness….  She teaches quilting classes at her local quilt shop, works one day a week in a needlework shop, and quilts up a storm.  She is the one who made TWO, not one but two, Medallion Quilts a few years ago.

She made this before we started the Random Sampler and I thought you would be inspired by her fabulous quilt.  She says that there is every size of block from 3 inches to 12 inches.  Her goal was to make as few fillers as possible.   She used the 501 Quilt Blocks book, Quilter’s Cache and any other source that had blocks in the sizes that she needed.  Oh, and she used a bowl in her kitchen to make the scallop border.  The quilt center measured 72″ x 90″ before the border was added.

Thank you Susan, for sharing your totally cool quilt with us!!

§ 16 Responses to Susan’s Sampler

  • Jan says:

    What a wonderful sampler! I love the scallop appliqué border, a nice framing of such a busy center. Thanks, Anita, for sharing such a great quilt and congratulations, Susan, on a beautiful piece of work.

  • Yvette says:

    You can tell Susan that she did a fabulous job! What an eye catcher.

  • DianeY says:

    Love that the blocks are different sizes!

  • Lynne says:

    Just gorgeous! Such pretty colors and a generous size too!

  • Christine says:

    It is so gorgeous. I love that she used her kitchen bowl.

  • njquilter24 says:

    beautiful, I love the idea of making a sampler without many fillers if any, if I ever made one thats what I would do too. So many of the antique quilts are made this way they just made blocks to fit the size they needed I think . Thanks for sharing she made a beautiful quilt

  • Carol says:

    It is absolutely breathtaking…thank you for sharing it with us.

  • karenlogcabinquilter says:

    Although a busy look with all the different blocks, the use of fabrics that work well together makes it eye-catching.

  • Anita, thank you for posting this beautiful quilt! It is such wonderful inspiration, in particular to those of us doing the Random Sampler. I spy a Dresden block or two here, as well as some other applique, which I’ve been considering for my quilt. I can’t tell you how much fun this project has been! As we see here, the possibilities are endless.

  • beautiful and a lot of work

  • Ellen says:

    What a lovely quilt – the way all the different sized blocks come together is very appealing. Great job, Susan! Thanks for sharing with us Anita!

  • pratima says:

    It must have taken quite a bit of planning so that everything fits together so well… It is a very soothing and sweet quilt! Beautiful border!

  • Jean says:

    Ohmyfabriclovinggravy! That sampler is amazing! Wow, Susan!

  • Susan says:

    AWWWW, you guys are simply the sweetest thing ever with all of your compliments about my sampler quilt!!! And how SWEET is Anita for sharing???? As I was telling Anita, that sampler was a BLAST to make, me and my graph paper went to town and it was a super fun challenge finding blocks to fit those little boxes on my graph!! Thank all of you for your wonderfully sweet words, I really appreciate it…..Susan

  • Vreni says:

    Truly amazing as well as inspiring!

  • Blue.Ridge.Girl says:

    Wow! Such a glorious quilt! I cannot even begin to imagine the planning that went into putting the layout together. Beautiful in every way!

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