Tuesday, May 29, 2012

There's Something About a Sampler...




This weekend I decided to set together the blocks from my Fat Quarter Shop 2011 Designer Mystery Block of the Month Quilt (Fabric Strawberry Fields by Joanna Figueroa for Moda).  As I sewed, I kept thinking that there is just something about sampler quilts...especially those that might take a year to put together.



It's kind of bittersweet to finish up a project like this...a few months ago when I picked out my sashing post and border fabric, I couldn't wait to have the last block completed so I could have another finishl



But this weekend there was no rush. I so enjoyed putting the blocks together and savoring the sweetness of fabrics and designs. I remembered thinking how beautiful each block would be back when they arrived. The blocks in this quilt were pieced together over a year's time...a very busy year for me. I wondered if I had appreciated this quilt the way I should in the mix of all the other projects.




The binding is made, and this quilt will be off to the quilter this morning. I think I'll take my time sewing the binding on this one.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

36 comments:

Suburban Stitcher said...

it's lovely! i agree...sometimes these year-long quilts seem to just become part of our lives...and when they're done...well...they're just sorta "done". love the borders you chose...

Carol said...

It's so wonderful...this was truly one of my very favorite projects of all time. I couldn't wait for the last block to come and then I was sad when it was finished. Off to the quilter and I'll be happy again.

cristina said...

A lovely project .
kisses from Spain

Dayna at Precut Paradise said...

It turned out really pretty. I really like the way it looks all put together.

Phyllis said...

How lovely, so soft. Beautiful job!

suemac said...

Very pretty. I love the fabric. So pastel and sweet.

Sinta Renee said...

That is such a sweet finish! I was worried if a plain sashing would do the blocks justice, after seeing the FQS finishing kit. But it looks perfectly precious. Love it!

fiberdoodles said...

Very pretty! Great job!!

Laura G said...

Thank you for sharing this picture, Because your have been posting your pictures, I have finally started to work on my BOM Mystery quilt. Your quilt is stunning. I really must finish mine.

Darlene said...

It's a true beauty, Sherri. Need to finish mine.

laurajane said...

Lovely,I love the colours.xx

Deborah said...

So lovely!!

Sharon Dawn said...

It is a beautiful pieces of work! Thanks for inspiring me to do the Blogger BOM. I l so loved your blocks--with your chosen fabrics, that I started my own...and I am proud to say, I am all caught up!! :-)

Happy stitching!
Sharon
dexterdays-sdk.blogspot.com

Nanette Merrill said...

Very special quilt. Love it.

Christine said...

Oh wow, it looks fabulous. I'm stil waiting for the last block to arrive so I can get mine finished too.

Mary Ann said...

Gorgeous quilt!!!

trelly said...

It looks wonderful without the leaves... Fantastic!!!!

Rosa said...

Awesome.Love,love.Congratulations!!

Terriaw said...

It turned out so beautiful! I love the colors and fabrics in this project. I've always wanted to make a sampler, so you have inspired me. Well done!

KMSC said...

Your quilt is lovely, Sherri. And, I agree it's important to enjoy the process and to appreciate the wonderful art of quilting.

KMSC said...

Your quilt is lovely, Sherri. And, I agree it's important to enjoy the process and to appreciate the wonderful art of quilting.

Kate said...

It looks beautiful! At least it wont be long until the next one starts :-)

sandra said...

It is lovely Sherri. I am working on the same quilt but I have been having some troubles with the blocks. I hope that mine will only look half as beautiful as yours. I am only six blocks in but was late starting.

berylthepearl said...

Your quilt top iis gorgeous! I haven't decided yet how to put mine together. I do love the fabrics and the block patterns. I've signed up for the 2012 BOM!

Jan May said...

Gorgeous - absolutely love it. The colours, the fabric, the blocks. Quilting loveliness.

CJ said...

Such a sweet quilt!

julieQ said...

I love that pretty rolled up binding...a beautiful end to a beautiful quilt.

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Beautiful quilt :)

Cliodana said...

wow beautiful sampler, you're right there's something about sampler! i love to quilt, but repeat a bloc over and over again.... it's better make one bloc only one time like this quilt. so inspiring thanks

Janine said...

It's a beautiful quilt. I'm sorry I missed out on this quilt.

Nicole said...

I really love this!

Kristin said...

This is simply stunning....BEAUTIFUL work.

April said...

I'm considering starting a sampler quilt, I always love how they look but have never made one. I think you may have just convinced me! It's lovely!
xoxo
April

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Very very cute! I love sampler quilts!

Mama Pea said...

It turned out so gorgeous. I love it. Can't wait to see it quilted. I love the little gingham binding!

Michele said...

Very nice. I like samplers if they have all coordinating fabrics. Scrappy samplers not so much. This one definitely turned out great.