Friday, November 21, 2014

TGIFF: Two Finishes and a Charity Quilt

It's getting to be that time of year when block party quilts are being finished. 

One I am especially glad to have complete is Sample This! from A Quilter's Dream.

This is no ordinary sampler quilt. Rather than 12 blocks in four rows of three, it's made in seemingly random sections. Choosing the fabrics for each section is the most challenging part. I made one quilt using the identical fabrics on the pattern photo. The "real" fabrics are much more attractive than they look in the photo:

And, well -- more attractive than in my photo!

I also found the same fabrics in a green colorway (much more green than they appear in my photo!):

I can't wait to see what Cornelia does with the quilting on these two. But that will have to wait until after her Christmas rush!

The Front Range Modern Quilt Guild made blocks for a charity quilt at their September retreat. Emily put them together, Mary quilted the quilt, and I did the binding. This is truly a group effort!

I think Emily's layout is so fun!

Linking up to TFIFF, this week at What a Hoot!

I'm going to a quilters pajama party tonight at Nana's Quilt Cottage. Report to follow this weekend!

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  1. I love that sampler quilt! I have a hard time with samplers in general but that is one I really do like. Great job on the charity quilt, too! Is that going to Restored Innocence?

  2. That Sample This is just incredible!

  3. Ooo!! NICE finishes. :D Isn't it strange how differently the cameras see colors than our eyes do? And then you add in the computer monitor effect. . .

  4. Great finishes. I especially like the baby quilt. The other two are awesome! Like Lyn said cameras and computer see with different eyes. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Now that's a sampler that doesn't look like a sampler. I like the sound of a quilters' pyjama party, looking forward to more news of that one!


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