A sampler quilt is a great way to use up fabrics. You can use a collection of fabrics
to make it coordinated, or just use up similar scraps. Then you can pull it all together with sashing and borders.
This is my newest sampler quilt, my 2011 BOM
sampler. My quilt only has 12 blocks because I ran out of the fabrics I was using, and I was happy with the
size (42 by 58).
I will sell this quilt for $250. You may click on the photo to see a larger
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In this sampler I used different Aunt Grace
30's reproductions and different white-on-whites for each block. This was the first bed size sampler I ever made, and is one
of my favorite samplers.       Not for sale
Here is a diagram of the blocks in my Star Sampler, by columns from left to right, top to bottom.
Friendship with a 4 1/2 inch Hunter Star corner, Ohio Star, Nancy's Star, six inch Ohio Star, six inch Floating 8 Point Star, Ann's Star
Comet Star, six inch Spinning Star, six inch April Star, Sawtooth Star, Comet Star, Hunter Star
Spinning Star, Clays Choice, six inch Eccentric Star , six inch Ann's Star, April Star, No-Name Star
Ann's Star, Floating Eight Pointed Star, April Star , six inch Comet Star, six inch Friendship Star, Friendship star with Sawtooth Star in the corner
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Approximately 60 by 70, made from prewashed 100%cotton. $500
While I was BOM chairperson at my local guild, I challenged the ladies to make one of each block
and make a quilt from it at the end of the year. Here is my quilt, made from more than one of each block.
King Size, made from prewashed 100% cottons. $800
This sampler was made as a teaching tool,
along with a group of ladies who were making
their own samplers. I gave them the fabric for
trial diagonal half squares and diagonal quarter
squares. Later I put together these blocks from
their finished squares, and then this quilt. It was
raffled off at my guilds annual Holiday Auction.
This sampler was made along with the ladies in that same sampler class. I find the
sampler quilt a versatile teaching tool, perfect for beginners and the more advanced.
Nine Patch Chain, Log Cabin, Contrary Wife, Heart Block, Carrie Nation Quilt
Schoolgirl's Puzzle, Stellie, Yankee Puzzle, Windmill, Spinning Star
Darting Birds, Dresden Plate, Hovering Hawks, Swamp Angel, String Block
Eccentric Star, Dutchman's Puzzle, Blockade, The Windmill, Maple Leaf
Double Monkey Wrench, Aunt Eliza's Star, Card Trick, Simple Nine Patch, Road to Oklahoma
My Own Block, Crazy Patch, Sail Boat, Log Cabin, Nine in Four
This quilt is not for sale
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