Monday, February 24, 2014

City Sampler Quilt

I'm so happy that my City Sampler Quilt is finished!
This quilt is made up of 70 blocks from Tula Pink's book
  I started these blocks as part of the City Sampler Quilt Along at Sew Sweetness.  I put them aside before Christmas, when I was busy sewing up Christmas gifts, but then picked it up again in January. This quilt will be a gift for my husband's mother for her 70th birthday.
She has strict instructions not to look at my blog until after we celebrate her birthday -- so I hope she'll be surprised!

The fabrics for this quilt are Kona Snow (background), and Sugar Pop by Moda -- most of these are leftovers from my Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt, although I did order a little extra when I was running low, around block number 55!  I tried to use up the rest of this stash of fabric on the back of the quilt.
I quilted this myself, on my sister-in-law's mom's long arm machine, in an all over feathers pattern.
I'm so happy to have discovered a new spot for quilt photos!
Isn't it beautiful, with all of the snow?!



16 comments:

  1. Just beautiful!! Congrats on a really special finish!

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  2. It's fantastic Michelle, I'm sure she'll love it!

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  3. Congratulations! It's a truly beautiful quilt!!! Your mother-in-law is going to love it!:)

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  4. Loved your setting from the beginning - but it looks stunning all quilted up. I'm still procrastinating about putting the outer borders on mine... but one day :0)

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  5. beautiful, love how you have set some of the blocks on points, wish I had thought of that but too late as I have already put the sashing on each block, 24 made into a quilt just the quilting to do but no idea how to tackle that and have yet to decide what to do with the other 76!

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  6. It is beautiful, she will love it! The photography is great too!

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  7. Gorgeous. And, yes, beautiful location!!

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  8. I absolutely LOVE how you set this quilt. So creative! :)

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  9. it's lovely! The quilting is gorgeous and I like the alternating on-point layout

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  10. great finish!! I am sure she is going to love it, it looks great

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  11. Wonderful quilt! It is quite and accomplishment making all 70 blocks! I love how you change the setting for each block from on-point to horizontal. That is the first I have ever seen that! Fantastic backdrop! Thanks too for stopping by my blog to comment on the baseball t-shirt quilt! :)

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  12. what a wonderful gift!! Front and back it's a gorgeous treasure! She's going to love it. And yes indeed that is a fabulous spot for the quilt.

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  13. So fresh! So pretty! So much visual interest! Really, really fantastic!

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  14. Love this setting! So very pretty!

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  15. Beautiful quilt and photos!

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