I have been corresponding with Jyoti on Facebook and she has been sharing progress of her version of my Chatelaine Sampler Quilt. You really have to see this quilt and shes kindly allowed me to share it with you. But first, here's what Jyoti had to say about her quilt:
"I started making this quilt on 29th Jan 2017 with a challenge to myself that I will make a sampler quilt to hone my skills. In start it looked very simple but as I crossed first 10 blocks, the design started getting complicated and confusing.
I learnt a lot in the process and completed 77 blocks (each block sized 6 inch) to size my quilt 64 x 96 inches.
The next challenge was of sashing and I wanted to add colours to highlight the blocks.
The binding is done by 1 inch of 2 fabrics (resulant is 1/2 inch) which were used in sashing.
Thanks a lot Threadbare Creations for allowing me to do this sampler quilt which I enjoyed a lot and I was satisfied as outcome of this work is awesome."
Jyoti Maddh AhujaAnd here are Jyoti's finished sampler blocks:
I was so proud of her and I know how much work goes into this quilt so its fantastic to know she was thrilled with the end result. Its really hard to describe how happy I felt when I saw the completed top but I can tell you, my jaw dropped :)
Jyoti quilted the top herself and quilted in the ditch of the blocks and last week I received the photos of it all finished and bound:
I'm so happy that my pattern has helped Jyoti and many others, learn some new techniques and has given them the confidence to attempt blocks they might not have before. It makes my heart happy to know that by simply sharing a block a week for umpteen weeks, I've helped Jyoti, in a small way, make this masterpiece.
Thanks for sharing your progress with me Jyoti. I have enjoyed our inbox chats and loved watching your quilt grow. I hope it brings you years of comfort and happiness and I can't wait to see what projects you make in the future :)
The free patterns for my Chatelaine Sampler Quilt can be found HERE.
Happy sewing :)