Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Sampler Quilting Fun

Back in August, I posted about finishing a quilt top that was started by a friend who had recently passed away…..

I then sent this on to another friend who was going to longarm quilt it.

BUT, the more that I thought about it, I REALLY wanted to custom quilt this top so I requested it back again.

As I started thinking about patterns, I first took photos of each block individually and pulled them into “Procreate” on my iPad. One night I spent a couple of hours doodling on the blocks and trying to get ideas of how to quilt each one.

I start out by quilting the inside sashing so it would stabilize the quilt while I worked on it. I posted about this quilting design……

As I sat down to do each block, I would pull up my ideas on the iPad that was sitting next to the machine….

….pick a thread for the block……

…and get to it!!!

In this first block, I used only a straight-edge ruler and kept things pretty simple, using lots of Dot-to-Dot designs…..


The next block I kept REALLY simple…..just straight lines following the “Square-in-a-Square” layout….

I did add one extra bit to the center and quilted a flower in the middle…..

Notice that I made that square smaller before I added the detail.

The third block stayed simple, but I switched to an arc ruler (Angela Walters’ “Smiley”)…..

I quilted LOTS and LOTS of Arcs!!!

Block four used a bunch of arcs too…..

….but it needed something more in the background so I quilted a Paisley Meander…..

Okay….it is 1/3rd finished!!! Come back tomorrow as we look at 4 more blocks!!

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2 thoughts on “Sampler Quilting Fun

  1. Beautifully done! You don’t need a longarm quilter for custom work! Well, maybe I would recommend one for those big bed quilts 😉

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