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.