Sampler Quilt Finished with Pictures

I’ve been working on a new project and trying to finish the Sampler Quilt from May for awhile now. Finally, this past week, I hand stitched the binding and yesterday I was taking pictures when the grandchildren stopped by. The pictures were quickly taken and the quilt is ready to find a home somewhere in this house. I think it turned out all right. Can you see Lucy, our Great Dane puppy, walking and sniffing the ground behind the quilt. She has to be right there with us no matter what we’re doing.

If you’re interested, the patterns are still posted. Just click the QAL menu at the top of the blog.

There were enough scraps left over that I have already made twelve more blocks for another quilt and twelve more blocks for a third quilt. Will show you those in the coming days. As always, fabric is like fishes and loaves. I’m a little tired of this fabric for now but will keep plugging along.

Just to give you a glimpse of the new project, it’s embroidery and it’s Christmas. And it’s finished and almost ready to show.


New QubeWorkout Sampler Quilt Starts Monday

I am so excited to post the new blocks tomorrow for the new QAL. And even more so, it’s exciting to tell you that the blocks will be completely different from the AccuQuilt block sets. For me, this week has been one of much thought and deliberation into the design of this quilt. I loved the last QAL because of the beautiful quilts every one made and am excited for a new QAL. However, I want it to be something unique and exciting and for each of you to have a quilt like no other. It’s the same idea as that I never buy a dress off the rack because I always want to wear something no one else has.

The original sketch I posted was for 24 blocks of the usual AccuQuilt block sets, and no matter how I tried, it just didn’t make me happy. In addition, 24 weeks is a long time to do a QAL and I wondered how many would drop out along the way.

So I thought and thought about all the quilts I’ve seen and made over the last 40 years. And I decided to go back and look at some antique blocks and redesign them to fit the AccuQuilt GO! Mix & Match and Companion dies. And the blocks are wonderful! They are different! They are six-patch, not four-patch! And every quilter will have a unique set of blocks that she can call her own! I am so sew very excited that I want to make all of these blocks in many different colors and ways. It will be such fun to do this vicariously through all the participants in the QAL.

This quilt will be twelve blocks and will last about 12-15 weeks including making the blocks and adding the sashing and borders. The yardage will be the same as what has been posted. The quilt dimensions will vary slightly because the block sizes are different due to the change from four patch to six patch. An updated chart that includes the original yardage and with additional information about block sizes and sashing and border widths can be found here.

New QAL and Broken Dishes QAL Finishes

Today is the first day of the new QAL requested by members of the Facebook AccuQuilt GO! Qube group. This will be a sampler quilt. The goal for me of this QAL is to provide some skills challenges and to use every shape in the Mix & Match Qubes as well as every shape in the Corners and Angles Qubes. There are 24 blocks and each week will bring three blocks, one from each of the Qubes (Mix & Match, Angles, Corners). Look in the top menu on this page and you will find the QAL and a link to the yardage instructions.

But I have to say that the finishes we have seen from the Broken Dishes QAL have been spectacular. Here are some of the first finishes or near finishes. Some do not have the final border – will change the photos as the final border pics come in.



Mrs. Sandlin
Carol Ann M.
Carol Ann F. with her own original border
Cindy B.
Cindy B. (2)
Cindy B. (2)
Judy V.
Cathy W.
Russanne P.
Russanne P.
Mary Ann W.
Mary Ann W.
Molly W.
Molly W.
Shauna G
Shauna G
Lori Ann R.
Lori Ann R.