Batik Sampler Quilt Finished

Last week I finally finished hand-quilting my batik sampler quilt. I’ve been steadily working on it since the middle of May and wanted to have it finished in time to enter it in our local fair. This weekend I finished the binding, just in time as the fair is this coming weekend.

There are 20 blocks in this sampler quilt.
Here are the blocks I used, starting with the upper left.
Row 1: String block, Evening Star,Arkansas Traveler, Log Cabin
Row 2: Star, Flower Garden Path, Kansas Dust Storm, Dresden Plate
Row 3: Circle of Geese, Minnesota Block , Mosaic, Two Colors Star
Row 4: Star with a Cross, Depression Block, Spiderweb, Double Spin Wheels
Row 5: Rocky Road to Kansas, English Paper Pieced Hexagons, Ribbon Star, String Block

I used a feather template to draw large feathers in the border and small feathers in the sashing. The hand quilting of these took the most time.

The quilting in each of the blocks is designed to emphasize the design of each block. Here’s one square.

This is by far the most hand-quilting I’ve done on a quilt. I’m really pleased with how it turned out. We’re keeping this one.
It measures 69″ by 84″ and will be an extra large lap quilt in our living room.

Linking to Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday and Handmade Parade

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9 Responses to Batik Sampler Quilt Finished

  1. becky3086 says:

    Wow, what a lot of work! You did a great job!

  2. Marcia says:

    Emily – it is so lovely! I hope you’ll bring it with you so we can see it close up. Are those photos from the Vermont weekend house?

  3. miss m says:

    Excellent work and superb detail, Emily. This is really, really pretty !

  4. Gregg says:

    I vote you receive the blue ribbon. Exceptionally artistic from design, to colors, to detailed hand-stitching.

  5. Jeanette says:

    Good luck at the fair, it’s a beautiful quilt.

  6. Nic says:

    It’s lovely. Congrats on the finish. All thechard work younput in on the hand quilting was worth it, it’s perfect for the quilt. Good luck at the fair

  7. Emily says:

    Thanks for all the compliments. I did get a blue ribbon at the fair and came in second in the class for hand-quilted bed quilts.

  8. Aniza says:

    I love your hand quilting. The quilt looks fabulously beautiful!

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