Saturday, October 13, 2007

Sampler Quilt Flimsy

The first of my Sampler Quilts is now a flimsy. It has been a challenge working with these fabrics, and maybe a scrappier style would have been easier, yet im pleased.........no more than pleased....i love it!!!:

I love the checkerboard border!!!! There r 25 blocks in this quilt and it was getting harder and harder to pick blocks for a beginner (thankfully i can let loose in the next one!!!) but i think its simple and effective. So now its just on to the quilting and the pattern writing (hmm lots of pattern writing and half my notes r vague lol).
The sewing centre has this fantastic new range of Hemingworth Quilting Thread and the colours r just fantastic. At $8.95 a reel (1000m) they r good value, so i went and and claimed a few for my stash, just in random colours:

I love the variegated ones, i cant wait to use them!!! Coincidently only one or two actually match this Sampler, so guess what???......oh dear, i need to buy some more......wohoooo!!!!lol
Ive also been busy reading and ive finished the first 3 Elm Creek Novels:

Ohhhhh how much did i love these???? I bonded with these women, i laughed with them, learned from them, feared for them and yes i cried for them (many times). Friendships like those r true and everlasting. There is no judgement, no jealousy... just love!!! How i dream of that quilting frame and spending time with those "special" friends but alas none of my friends quilt (except my blogger friends), so its a chat around a pot of coffee instead (or email lol).......my next installment of books is "on the way" (hurry up!!!) and i cant wait to get lost in the lives of these amazing women!!!!
Hope ur enjoying ur weekend,

22 comments:

Bren said...

I have the Elm Creek Sampler and hve been saving it for winter. I am anxious to start it.
Your own sampler is awesome. I just love it. The fabrics are perfect.

May Kristin said...

Hi Rose! Your quilt is gorgeous and I love the checkerboard border! Good job! And good luck on writing the pattern! It is the most boring part, I think! Don't tease me with these books, please! I still haven't enough time to get started!

Elin said...

This is wonderful! I recognize some sbs blocks. You are indeed very clever with colours and everything. Now I'm waiting for my photo battery to load, to take a photo of my sashing fabric..
The day with A.I. was indeed a good one! She is a very nice girl, as you already may have realized!
Enjoy your spring!!

Kairle said...

The quilt sampler is beautiful! I, too, like the checkerboard border that you added! Great thread colors!

Linda said...

Wow Rose, I had to go back and check the photo a second time, I thought the checkerboard was printed fabric. Looks stunning, congrats on another finish and another pattern. The Elm Creek books are great, I've finished the 1st one in the sampler book and have started the 2nd, but will need to go back and probably read over a few pages to remember where I'm up to.

Anne Ida said...

The sampler is perfect! I absolutely love it! The corner blocks look great! And way to go on thread buying :o)

Julia said...

I love this quilt!!! It is stunning. I would love to have the pattern. How can I get it? I also want you family values pattern. Please let me know where I can get them.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I LOVE the Elm Creek books too! Wait until you get to the Runaway Quilt (or is that next?) I stayed up practically all night reading it in one go - it is fantastic! Lucy x

Jeanne said...

Rose, the sampler is beautiful! You did a wonderful job of choosing both blocks and fabrics. I love those books, too.

Vicki W said...

Beautiful quilt! The checkerboard border is the perfect finishing touch too.

Butterfly said...

Hi Rose.
Your sampler quilt looks lovely. I understand that it has been a challenge..... You've done good.
Love the books you are reading now, great quilt stories :o)

Met up with Anne Ida in Oslo today,
had a wonderful time :o)

Enjoy spring...

Quilt Mommy said...

ROSE, it's gorgeous!!!!! I love it!!!!! :)

I have read the first two of the Elm Creek books and I loved them too! I haven't been able to get my hands on the third book yet, but I did find the fourth, fifth, and six books in a volume at the book store just the other day, and I've just begun to get into it. You really DO fall in love with the characters don't you? One of the few fictional books I really get into. :)

Leanne said...

The quilt is lovely I expect the hard part is writing the pattern I don't think I could do that. I am loving the Elm Creek novel it is funny friend who don't quilt done get the friendships and they definitely don't understand blogging.

Debi said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love your fabric choices. I have not read of these books..I wish I had time to read.

Chookyblue said...

quilt looks fab and I have started the first book in the Elm Creek books.........

Tazzie said...

It's just gorgeous rose, you've done a wonderful job.
The threads look wonderful. I like the tops on them - it would be wonderful if more came like that.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Leigh said...

Rose your sampler is amazing!!!!!!!!!
All that work and you've been reading too! How come your days have so many more hours in them than mine?? Lol.

Cheryl said...

The quilt sampler is wonderful, and that checkerboard border is too cute. I've read the Elm Creek books and truly enjoyed them. I think we can all find our quilts friends there!

Quilting Mama said...

Your sampler quilt is just beautiful!

Andrea said...

I see why you fell in love with this - it is beautiful ! The corner blocks really set it off. Enjoy the books - they are good reading !

Sweet P said...

Your quilt is stunning. I love the border. Good luck on writing the pattern. maybe I'll buy one when you're done.

Laurie Ann said...

I have so many quilts I want to make some day and a sampler is one of them. I love yours!

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