Monday, April 17, 2006
I have enjoyed the sampler quilts I have seen lately on the Mavericks blogs. I love the look of sampler quilts but have never really enjoyed making them. The settings some of you come up with are “wow” settings. Mine always seem to be the typical straight sashing which in the end makes my sampler’s boring. Two of our local quilt stores have the $5 block a month. I did one of these, finished the quilt and decided not to do anymore. I didn’t mind doing the block each month. I just didn’t enjoy setting the blocks into a finished quilt in the end.
Same thing when you do a shop hop. I flew to western Florida last year to participate in their shop hop. We had so much fun and the rest of the girls collected the purple and green sampler block kits at each store but I decided not to. I didn’t want another sampler quilt that I would have to finish. I am showing a couple of pictures of samplers I have done. The blue and white one is the $5 one I did. I wasn’t overly excited about it and gave it to my neighbor for Christmas that year. The smaller one was a mystery quilt. It is done in miniature. I either followed it online or through a magazine.