Monday, August 30, 2010

Mini Sampler

I started this little sampler back in May, and I was sort of using it as a leaders and enders project. I finished the top a couple days ago and put the last stitch in the binding this morning over morning coffee. If the border fabric looks familiar, it's because I had some left over from the Morningstar quilt.

The quilt finishes to 16" x 20", and it is from Lori Smith's pattern "Fat Quarter Quilting: Sampler Quilts". I switched out half the blocks because I wanted blocks with mostly half square triangles units. Then some simple straight line quilting for a quick and easy finish.

Lori Smith has a whole line of fat quarter quilting patterns that all finish to 16" x 20". Quite a few of the individual blocks finish to 4", which is a very doable size for me. The entire line appeals to me tremendously, and I'll be making more of them.

8 comments:

Denise said...

Our local quilt shop, Kathie's is having a monthly class using Lori's book it will run from Oct-April (except Dec.) and we will create one a month. I will probably sign up just for the fun of quilting with others. I think you live too far North to attend, Kathie's Quilt Shop is in Sanford.

It should be fun and I have lots of fabric to use for these small quilts.

Exuberant Color said...

That sampler is so cute. I like the border fabric with the blocks. I still have some leftover triangle squares from the last one I made from her patterns.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love this little quilt. You fabric choices are great!

Elisabeth said...

Oh Sue..

So wonderful. Where do you take all the time for quilting form?

Elisabeth

Margo in Maine said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Purple Pam said...

What a delightful little quilt.

It looks like you will make your deadline on the Champagne Quilt. It is progressing along nicely.

Beth said...

Sweet! I look forward to seeing more of our Lori Smith projects.

Judy S. said...

Love it, Sue! Are you going to hang it? It's way too pretty to hide away.....