Thursday, February 22, 2018

City Sampler Quilt

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This is Irene’s City Sampler Quilt and it is a pattern from Tula Pink’s book 100 Modern Blocks.   Irene used batiks to make her blocks and a polka dot white on white print for the sashing and borders.

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She wanted the quilting to be modern as well and we decided on straight lines spaces 1/2” apart.   I’m so glad I have channel locks on my longarm, they made the job so much easier!    Irene’s perfectly pieced blocks also helped!  I think the lines really suit the quilt and lets the pieced blocks shine.  I used white So Fine thread on the top and white Bottom Line on the back. The batting is Quilters Dream Blend.

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So many wonderful blocks to look at! 

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I really should stop putting my clients quilts on my guest bed for photos,  just makes me want to make one for myself!

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6 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous! The quilting is just perfect for it!

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  2. So very impressed with this quilt. Being Irene’s son, I witnessed the passion and joy that was put into every stitch. This quilt was truly a labour of love. ❤️

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  3. This quilt is a stunner! The simple, yet modern straight line quilting is perfect!

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  4. But it's PERFECT in that room. :D The quilting was also perfect for this top. Kathy, you use a Millie, is that correct? Did you go back and forth with the lines? Or did you always move left-to-right? (And, YES! Channel locks are AWESOME. I use them frequently.)

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  5. I'm still making my City Sampler blocks. This is very encouraging. This quilt is beautiful and the quilting is perfect for these blocks!

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  6. It looks great and it's another idea of how I might quilt my City Sampler once I finish it.

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