Happy Monday! Over the weekend I was able to finish up my Splendid Sampler lap quilt! It‘s always nice to have a finish, but this quilt is one I’ve been working on for over a year, so it was an especially nice one!
I finished the piecing and assembly of this quilt the day our Creekside fabric
arrived, and then as soon as I finished sewing the new patterns I pieced the backing for this and sent it off to Kaitlyn for quilting! We decided on an all-over orange peel to keep with the classic feel of many of the blocks, and to add movement without being too overwhelming!
I can’t wait to use this quilt…there is just something a bit more sentimental about a quilt that takes a longer time to complete! I love looking back at sampler quilts I’ve made, too–it’s good to make note of the block design styles and fabric combinations I really love for future projects!
I definitely have a lot of favorite blocks in this quilt…
I went with a red polka dot for the binding…I felt like it sort of needed that as the final frame to tie everything together with the aqua border (and I had it in my stash, so that was a win-win). I used a creamy text print from the Chestnut Street collection for the backing–the backing and the outer border were the only fabrics I purchased for this quilt…the rest came from scraps!
You can find more specific details about this quilt on this post…and you can pre-order The Splendid Sampler: 100 Spectacular Blocks from a Community of Quilters now (it ships next month).
Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Charlotte M. says
The quilting was the perfect choice. Lovely quilt finish.
Sylvia Hall says
Such a pretty quilt! Love looking at each and every block. Great fabric choices!
Mom of Three Quilter says
Wow! I love all of the different blocks and the colors you used! Thank you for sharing it to inspire the rest of us!
I love your finished Spledid Sampler quilt! The red dot binding and the aqua vorder fabric are perfect for it it's a beautiful quilt!
Another beautiful finish and can see where this one will be very special for you Sherri….Love the polka-dot binding and a perfect finish!
Helen L says
Such a beautiful quilt Sherri! And such a labor of love!! And all from scraps except the border and backing: a great thing!! Is your scrap basket lighter now? I'm guessing not, now that you have 5 new quilts that you just made!! 🙂 Have a wonderful week! Hugs, H
Susan from Kentucky says
Beautiful quilt! Love your choice for the binding!!
Little Quiltsong says
This quilt is a treasure! Perfect quilting on it for all the blocks to still 'showcase'! Enjoy :)!
Hooray! A splendid finish indeed!
You do such beautiful work and your fabric choices are always beautiful, too. I would love to see pictures of the entire quilt – this one and all the others you complete too! That would be inspiring.
Barb Neiwert says
What a great finish! Your fabric choices were so good to create that homey, comfy feeling. A keeper, for certain!
Cheryl B. says
so exciting to see it done Sherri!!