Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sampler quilt....

Hi everyone, 

I've been working on a sampler quilt the last few weeks. This quilt is my own design. It uses traditional blocks, done scrappy. 

Why am I making it?
Well, I volunteered to do my quilt guilds BOM for next year. I wanted to make a sampler that could be done out of scraps.  My style is scrappy. I thought I'd share my techniques for making all kinds of fabrics work together in one quilt. So this quilt is being made ahead to encourage members to want to join in. 

The funny thing is that I second guessed myself on this design. So, I submitted a second layout that was more symmetrical, thinking that we could chose one to make. But it was a split decision, and I couldn't chose so I'm doing two options using the same blocks. 
 I'm a sucker for punishment. Lol!
Not only is this the first time I'm doing a BOM, it's my first time writing a pattern for others to make. And now I'm doing two!!!! What did I get myself into. Lol! 

So this is version #1. 
Hope you like it so far. 


Darlene said...

This is very exciting new project! It's a wonderful scrappy quilt and it won't be boring to work on with all the different blocks.


Wow--I love your quilt--what size will it be when you are done???
looks large to me!!!
am proud of you for trying something new--designing and writing patterns--
way to go--
enjoy the moments, di

Christa Marcotte said...

Great job! Love it!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love version 1--can't wait to see what happens next!

a good yarn said...

You do scrappy so well Ariane so I'm sure this will be a successful venture. This is a gorgeous quilt. I'm not normally a fan of sampler style but this quilt is really pleasing to the eye.

Kaja said...

You've given yourself a lot to do, but it looks from this as if you are well on top of things. Version 1 looks great.

Alycia said...

Oh I think I really like it! and good for you for writing the pattern !! Thats a little scary sometimes - ha ha!