Friday, February 5, 2016

Merrily I Move Along . . . .

I've had a fun and productive sewing week.

I'm working on Bonfire Sampler from the Sister Sampler Quilts book by AnneMarie Chany

I made the larger border blocks first, to avoid being short on fabric after piecing the sampler blocks.  My design wall is 90" x 90".

The pattern offers two size options, 9" or 12" finished blocks.  I decided to go with the 12" version.

And here are all the pieced sampler blocks.  There are several blocks to choose from in the book, I maybe used 1/3 of them.

All that's left now is to add the sashing and the borders.

Just in case you missed my last blog post, the fabric is a combo of Valley by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda and Basic Mixology by Studio M for Moda.


  1. This looks great! Love how you mixed the collections and that you used an off-white print for the big HSTs but white for the block background.

  2. Didn't that come together nicely!

  3. Great choice for the border blocks and gives a warm sunny feel to it Thelma. With winter hitting a lot of the country this is quite cheery!

  4. This is just amazing! I think I need to get that book. :)

  5. Oh, man--these are gorgeous! I've been watching them get made, and love how you did it backwards, so you'd have enough fabric for the outside. That is a great tip, Thelma. Thank you!

  6. Clever to work from outside in! I hate unexpected surprises at the border! Great tip!

  7. What a great quilt - I just love the layout. Smart thinking on your part of cut those big pieces first!

  8. I also love the layout. What a great way to showcase different blocks!


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