I started making this quilt last summer and got the whole thing pieced, but when I went to quilt it, I ran into some BIG problems. My machine was not really able to handle the job and I ended up getting frustrated and putting this quilt away. Two weeks ago, I pulled it out and decided to finish it since I now have a new sewing machine that works like a dream.
Name of Quilt: 1930s Sampler Quilt
Size: 62″ X 53″ (a large lap size)
Fabrics Used: The blocks are all 1930s reproduction fabrics. I decided to use Anna Griffin Christmas fabric for the border and a large part of the back because the raspberry of that fabric matched PERFECTLY with the small amounts of raspberry in each of the 1930s fabrics. I used left over scraps to make a pieced binding. The back is also pieced using left over blocks to run a strip across the width of the quilt.
Quilting: Straight line machine quilting was used throughout. I quilted parallel lines on the sashing, and for each block, I quilted a small square inside a larger square.
I’m going to keep this one. I love the way it looks draped over a chair; and for all the sweat and tears, I decided I just could not part with it!
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