Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sampler Quilt Top Ready...

This is the sampler quilt top from the 2012 free online Craftsy block-of-the-month. I told myself I was not permitted to sign up for the 2013 class unless I put these blocks together. Since I made only 15 of the 20 class blocks, I assembled the quilt top in five rows of three. However, this presented me with a slight problem. Generally long, skinny quilts are not my favorites. So I widened out the side border pieces, and narrowed the top and bottom ones. Because it's just a top at this point, it doesn't look as if it's hanging straight, but it is in square... at least I hope it is! Instructor Amy Gibson did a great job leading us through the various techniques for the blocks and quilt assembly. 


Part of the fun in quiltmaking is playing with the blocks to come up with a pleasing arrangement. The California Dreaming fabric line I chose for this project is so bright and bold that they all kind of worked wherever I put them. So high marks for bright... if you like bright! 


This photo shows the border in progress. I seem to be an incurable floor-quilter. Getting down there to work is not much of an issue, but getting back up is another story. But I'm so messy when I work, and I make piles of stuff all over the place. So there is no table big enough... it takes a floor.


And I just wanted to show this photo. I started the New Year with a lovely Yoga retreat held at this retreat center. Could you be anything less than peaceful here? Ahhh.....


3 comments:

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

I love sampler quilts - always so bubbly and cheery. This one feels like spring to me. What a great idea you put into practice to make the quilt a little wider. I'm with you - not so crazy about long and skinny. Beautiful, NancyYour Yoga retreat looks like the perfect place to begin a new year. xoDonna

Susan said...

Wow, Nancy! Your quilt top is gorgeous!!

Nancy said...

You are an inspiration today rather it be your gorgeous quilt top or your yoga retreat....both so refreshing...I need a retreat but guess I will wait until my knee heals....

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