Elevenses 50

Elevenses 50

I loved making sampler quilts when I started quilting because there was a lot of variety of techniques and designs to use in each quilt … anything but boring!

I have made very few quilts where all the blocks are identical. I have used themed blocks, and now prefer to use several blocks in assorted numbers to use in settings like the one above.

The thought of making anymore than about 15 or 16 of the same blocks fills me with boredom just thinking about it.

The design above uses 12 pieced blocks, 8 of one applique block and 5 of another applique block … not a bad mix, but could be more interesting with another block design thrown into the mix!

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I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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2 Responses to Elevenses 50

  1. Marie says:

    I agree with making quilts with different block styles, so as not to be boring, eg samplers, I Spy’s. I like the one above, very effective.


    • Marie,

      I like samplers because there is a lot of different blocks to play with, but I like to be able to arrange the blocks to make an overall design. I made a lot of samplers and tried to pair up blocks according to the shapes within the block and the colours I used so I could create an overall balanced quilt. Much easier to make several of the same block!

      Judy B


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