Revisiting an old favorite: Sampler Quilt

A few weeks back I spent some time revisiting some of my favorite makes from back when I started sewing. I couldn’t help but think of a sampler quilt that was one of the first “large” products I made. Looking at it now, it really wasn’t very good (the points were off and the colors didn’t match) but I was so proud of it at the time. Nostalgia hit and I had the hankering to make another one so… I did. But smaller!

I followed this block- of-the-month pattern, using leftover HSTs from my quilt block machine cover. I loved the colors in that piece so much that I figured a little, matching quilt to hang on the wall in the sewing room that I will one day have couldn’t hurt. 

The pattern is fairly simple and the whole thing took about two days to make and I love it just as much as I thought I would. Now to get working on that craft room!

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SewCanShe Mini Quilt of the Month – January 2017

I am so excited for this new year and all of the projects it is going to bring! One of the big things on my to-do list this year was to make  a sampler quilt and potentially even follow along with a block if the month type project in the process. I was going to wait until later in the year to accept to accomplish this but, being me, I was way too impatient and was itching to start working on it ASAP.  I am forcing myself to know better than to commit to such a large project while I am still on the hunt for a new job. Instead I am commuting to a series of mini-projects, Mini Quilt’s of the Month!

When SewCanShe’s Mini Quilt of the Month post popped up on my Facebook feed I knew instantly that this would be a great compromise to my uncontrollable desire for a big project and my very real lack of of time. It helped that I had a stack of fat quarters that I had collected on my travels last summer sitting on the top of my stash, just begging to be worked into a project and it was breaking my heart to be letting them just sit there. I am hoping that I will have enough fabric to create most, if not all, of these little beauties throughout the year from that fabric so that I will end with a beautiful, matching set to display in the sewing room that I will one day possess. 

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