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!