Monday, September 30, 2013

Black white and bright quilts show and

As promised, these are the photos of the quilts of the black white and bright blocks that were from last years Saturday surprise sampler program.  
For this program we just provide the block kits and each person decides how they are going to sew them together into a quilt. This is exciting because it has lots of room for individuals to customize their quilt. 
Because I was away Jen took all the photos and she did a great job. A Big thank you to everybody who brought in their quilt to share with the rest of us. It is so inspiring to see what you did!
First up was John:
I love the fabric that he used for the simple Sashing between all the blocks.  That little strip of black between the inner and outer borders sure is effective.
Second, we have Margretta's
Like many others, Margretta decided to use one consistent accent color throughout all the blocks. She used it in the setting as well and wow does it ever look good.

This is Diane's:
She used a beautiful turquoise for her accent color and made a smaller quilt, using only nine blocks.
Fourth up we have Margaret.  
She also chose to use one accent color, with this yellow green fabric. I love all that open white space, it should be a real showpiece for some nice quilting stitches.

Next, we have Andrena's quilt. She has done nearly every sampler so far if not all of them. I think she makes her family pretty happy with them.
Jean has also done almost all the samplers, if not all of them, but this one she outdid herself. She ended up getting 10 extra blocks so that this qulit uses 30 blocks in all! 
Very cool setting as well.

Ruth's quilt!  First, some of the blocks:
Now a shot where you can see the border that she made which uses some cheery bright fabrcs combined with black to set off the blocks.  Really lovely,
Cheryl brought two quilts in this time. First up was the finished quilt from the year before:
Definitely worth waiting to see this one. I love those little stars in the outer border. Plus what an effective use of red in the borders and binding.
Her next quilt is a big one too.
Also another great border. I don't know exactly how she did that outer border pattern but I really like it.

Janet is a relatively new quilter, although you would never know it from the beautiful sewing she does.  
Another intricate border, which really is a huge part of the quilt. What a difference a border like this makes:
Faye is a good sport, she brought in what she has done so far, which is a lovely pile of sampler blocks waiting for the right moment to be sewn together into a full quilt:
I have a carrying case exactly like that which holds my black white and bright blocks!

Pearl Created a beautiful quilt with pieced sashings and borders:
And finally Melissa Shows us that it really pays off to be daring in your color choices.
What an amazing color combination using that pink and orange together with the black and white

I feel very inspired after seeing these beautiful creations.
Now I have many more ideas floating around in my brain as I ponder what to do with my stack of blocks.

Thank you again to the 12 of you who  brought in your quilts to share with us. 


  1. Very inspiring to see all these different versions of the quilt!

  2. Sorry I missed the show! And I have all my blocks done too!!

  3. So great to see all the variations of those sampler blocks. They are all great quilts. Thanks for showing us.


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