Many of us learn to quilt by making a sampler. We start with an easy patchwork block, and then each lesson takes us a step forward to a new block with more pieces and usually more difficulty. We learn the basics this way. I am a firm believer in understanding the basics so we have a firm foundation of skills to rest on.
This is my sampler. Most people in class used a floral… me? I made a fabric with petro glyph images. Most people made 4 blocks… well I was ‘hook line and sinker’… so my quilt has 9! This is the quilt that started my obsession with quilt making… can you identify yours?I went out to the IQSC site to see what I could find under samplers… pieced. Oh boy was that fun! This soft 30s fabric sampler is very enticing. There were a lot of pieces in those blocks, so I bet it was not a beginner’s project. This quilt is Circa 1920-1940 International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, IQSC Object Number: 2006.043.0123A crib quilt at 47″ x 49″ is a super size to try out a few blocks, see how you like them, and then sew them into a quilt. I think many a quilter is inspired to make a lovely piece for a new baby.
This quilt is circa 1880 from the International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, IQSC Object Number: 2003.003.0371Here we go . . . this pile of fabric is yet another sampler… I’m going to make one bed size …just because I can!
Did your first quilt give you “the quilt bug”?