Just have to give a HUGE Shout out to SEW WE QUILT! Thank you Madame Samm for showcasing my Block Party Sampler on your blog. It was sew very much fun to make. All your hard work on that blog is sew very appreciated!
*********I have heard word from some of you that the link on Sew We Quilt is Freezing up and is Not working ….I am sure it is something I did 🙁 Still new to blogging and I am SEW Very Sorry…..not sure why that is happening, but here it is , I have reposted it for you to see 🙂 ******
Wow, what a finish. I LOVE IT!!! Block Party Sampler-made from all the great tutorials over at Sew We Quilt in November of 2011.
I Finished it on December 22, 2011.
Madame Samm is the administrator of the blog (Sew We Quilt) she finds all kinds of wonderful instructors to share information with us. When I happened across the blog, I landed there perfectly on the first day of a Block Party. She had a different block tutorials for each day with a different instructor teaching it. I thought what a wonderful idea for a sampler quilt. We see Sampler books all the time..I know I have spent my share of money them…and I love each one. But I thought if I don’t know what I am going to be making..WOW this could turn out pretty neat. I found myself thoroughly enjoying myself while making this quilt.. The anticipation each day, to see what new block, was so much fun! I learned several new techniques, and I look forward to using them in the future.
You can follow all my individual Block Party posts here
I have to admit that there are some blocks during the month I was unable to make, or incorporate. November tends to remind us of holidays and if I had been thinking right.. I would have chose brown or red & green for my color choice, but Blue is my favorite and I couldn’t resist… So a few theme blocks I didn’t do and there are a couple of blocks I changed the applique on…(A turkey in a blue quilt would have looked really odd) *giggle* I adjusted a few block sizes to make them work together…and there were a few I remade after deciding they were too small to incorporate alone. I of course didn’t get rid of the blocks, instead I used my first ones as pieces to the backing that I made 🙂
A little history … I started off with 7-10 fabrics..don’t remember exactly how many scraps I started with, but
I ended up using up most of the left over pieces of scraps when I did the coin strip borders. 🙂 I was left with not even enough scraps to make a fat eigth.. 🙂 I was pretty proud of that. 🙂
I used a white on white to set the blocks..and found two great blues to make it all come together. The quilt finishes off at 57 X 87 and I used a 100% Cotton batting. I love the backing I pieced together and was happy to have the two extra blocks to make it work perfect. 😉
So with out further adieu are the Tutorial Instructors and links to their blogs…I have to give credit where credit is do. All the instructions were wonderful. They are listed in order of Left to Right and Top to Bottom as pictured in the quilt.
***Madam Samm has all of these Tutorials are available on
Sew We Quilt as a PDF files ***
Jera from Quilting in the Rain, taught Stellar Block
Wendy from Why-Knot-Kwilt, taught the Leaf Block
Sharon from Vrooman’s Quilts, taught WhirlyGig Block with Variations
Jane from Jane’s Fabric & Quilts, taught Wonky Star Block
Amanda from Amanda Murphy Designs, taught Diagonal Delight
Jennifer from That girl….That quilt, taught Propellar Block
Kathleen from KDQuilts, taught Leap Frog Paper Piecing Block
Alice from Alidiza, taught Air Castle Block
Cheryl from MO, Broker, My Creative Side, taught a 4 Patch Applique Block
Pauline from Quilt n Queen, taught Wonky Log Cabin Block
Deonn from Quiltscapes, taught Stack Slash Switch Stitch Block
Jennie from Clover & Violet, taught Pinwheel Toss Block
Cara from Cara’s Quilts, taught Friend Patch Block
Jennifer from Ellison Lane Quilt, taught Improv Piecing Block
Katherine from Sew Me Something Good, taught Scrappy Bento Box
I love how it turned out. I don’t know if I can part with it now…originally was thinking it would make a fun quilt for one of my many nieces…will have to see 🙂 for now I enjoy it on my Couch in Celebration of the New Year! January Is a BLUE month 🙂
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