It’s 2014 and time to start the new sampler quilt. Many of you have completed your 2013 Sampler and posted pictures, sent emails and even delivered them to the quilt shop for machine quilting. That’s wonderful! And so painless – 2 blocks per month and using nothing but scraps. Voila – a new quilt!
Last year we made all 12” and 6” blocks but this year we’re going to change things. We will still make 2 blocks each month, one twice as big as the other but I will not restrict the size to just 6” and 12”. January’s block, for example, is 10” and 20”. Since this quilt will develop as I work, the layout will also be a work in progress. I have some ideas to try and surely, one of them will work. This will be a “trust me” layout because as soon as I know, you’ll know, too.
Personally I am going to make 2 different quilts – one traditional and one contemporary so I will be making 4 blocks per month. I hope I don’t fall off that wagon! We will be showing the blocks if that will help you pick your fabrics. Remember, this is a time to use up some of those odd pieces and scraps.
Watch the blog for more news about the online sampler. Wow – not only Connie’s UFO game but now the online sampler, too. It’s cold outside – perfect sewing weather.
This picture shows both the traditional and contemporary blocks in 10″ and 20″.
To download a printable version of the patterns for the 10″ block and the 20″ block, click on the following link: January BOM .