This was originally posted over at Suture for a Living on December 11, 2009.
This sampler quilt began as a way to do something with three of the blocks I had made over the years for various projects and not used. Those three blocks are (#2, #8, #11). More recently were the left over autograph blocks which I used in 9-patch blocks #5, #10, and #12.
The quilt is 51 in X 65.5 in. It is machine pieced and quilted. I have given it to a friend’s mother.
I used a navy blue fabric for the back and the sashing. I decided (still not sure if it was a bold move or dumb as minor mistakes show up easily) to use a light gray thread in the bobbin so the quilting would show on the back. The next two photos show the front block and the corresponding back.
This back photo shows the quilting of #11 block.