Right this very minute there are FIVE of them in one stage of completion or another. FIVE! This could indicate a serious Sampler Quilt addiction.
This book arrived at my house shortly after it was published in 2013. It's a lovely treasure trove of beautiful blocks, many of which are paper pieced, or partially paper pieced.
My DEAR FRIEND and I have discussed making this quilt together for years, I think. We've finally found time to do it, and my DAUGHTER has decided to join us! Sampler quilts and quilting friends are a match made in quilting heaven!
Much much much debate about fabric has gone on and I have decided it is finally time to cut into one of the most precious stacks in my stash: Terrain by Kate Spain. This is quite possibly my favorite fabric line ever. I've been hoarding it since 2011 and have never found a project I felt was worthy of it's loveliness. That sounds silly, I know, but I am sure many readers can relate! After stacking and sorting and repeating the process over and over again with my fat quarter bundle I've finally decided on this group. It's a departure from my usual colors, and I am really loving it.
I've picked up just a few solids to round out my selection.
Recently DAUGHTER and I got together for some sampler quilt playtime and here's the result. Choosing a starting point was tough, but we thought starting with the blocks that had the largest pieces would be the best idea.
This blocks is called Mayflower and features the focus fabric for my grouping.
And this one is called Art Square. I couldn't resist fussy cutting this print that looks like a beautiful hand painted tile.
Going through the photos just now, I realize I have no photo of my DAUGHTER's fabric stack. I'll have to snap one when we work on this project again. She is using a combination of a couple lines from V & Co, and is using in shades of plum, mustard, grey and orange. She's opted for a mauve solid for her background color. DAUGHTER is fearless when it comes to color, and often makes offbeat choices that turn into incredible quilts.
DAUGHTER's Mayflower. Now isn't that a jazzy block?
And here is her Art Square block.
Now, here's the question I'd love to hear about:
Do YOU have a treasured bit of fabric you are hoarding?
Happy Fabric Hoarding!