Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday Sampler Quilt - Finished!

This might be my longest in-progress quilt! I don't really want to look to figure it out, so we'll call it that.

My local quilt store does two Saturday Sampler quilts every year - pieced and applique. Basically, you buy the pattern and get every block free as long as you show up for the monthly demonstration. I wasn't a big fan of the fabric, but I like free, so I signed up in January 2011.

Some of the blocks gave me headaches, but I learned super-accurate piecing with all the bits in each one!

I bought the panel with the fabric line instead of the finishing kit and made it my own, placing everything on point around the center medallion from the original pattern. {The cat also put his special stamp on it.}

I did not, ahem, intend for the words to face in and out on the medallion. I discovered the error too late to contemplate swapping it, though.

I adore all the cream. Obviously not appropriate for my house, with the kid and the black cat. But it's going to my mother-in-law so I think she can manage to keep it clean!

The binding is piped, via this method. I love how it looks...hate the process of making the piping...attaching it to the binding...all before the normal binding!

And now I have to figure out what to do with the scraps and leftovers! {I'm kidding. Tons of 1.5" strips in there. Obviously a log cabin!}

Size: 64" square
Fabric: Wildflower Rhapsody by Timeless Treasures
Pattern: BOM by Wing and a Prayer {and me!}
Quilted by Paula

Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
TGIFF @ Quilt Matters
Link A Finish Friday @ Richard and Tanya Quilts


  1. Kate!!! It's so gorgeous!! I really, really love the floral backing and the binding is absolute perfection for the quilt. Well worth the effort. I've got to try that piped binding on something.

  2. Beautiful! Congrats on the finish. If I remember correctly, this one caused you a few headaches in working out the setting, so it must feel really good to have it work out so beatifully.

  3. Woo hoo, Kate! Wonderful finish! Love those colours and the writing. That's definitely a TGIFF! Thanks for linking up!

  4. Lovely! Congrats - you've worked so hard on this one! Cool addition of the piping - I can only imagine how tedious that must have done. BUT it's finished and looked wonderful!