Sampler Quilt in Blue, Green, and White

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. 

Blocks #1 and #9 are rail fence blocks using up strips of blue fabrics.  Blocks #2, #6, and #7 are Ohio star blocks with working pockets as the centers.  Blocks #4 and #11 are shoo fly blocks.

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.

I love to recycle pockets into quilts.  The Ohio star block is a nice one for showing off the pocket.   I had to tie the center of the pocket area so the pocket would still function.

This back photo shows the quilting of #11 block.


About rlbates

plastic surgeon who quilts, loves family, dog person, walks/jogs, a work-in-progress
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