Friday, May 19, 2017

A sampling we will go..........................


Welcome and happy Friday (or Thursday depending where in the world you are!) Today's post is all about the sampler quilt Patsy made for granddaughter.


It seems every couple of years one of Patsy's grandchildren turn 21, so for months before the big day Patsy is all ' head down and foot to the pedal'! Each grandchild is asked , if Patsy doesn't already know what their favourite colour is, this becomes the sashing and border colour the rest of the quilt is made up from black and white fabrics.



      There are doilies and family photographs that all come together into a lovely sampler quilt.



                                    Often the background quilting is dictated by the fabrics.

   
                               So often these quilts become a 'sampler-of-quilting' also.




Patsy likes a backing fabric that shows off the quilting, she also makes a label that everyone at the 21st birthday party can sign. To see some previous blog posts of Patsy's other sampler quilts see *here* and *here*



                       Last photo of the quilt on my machine all ready to go. Thank you Patsy!


13 comments:

  1. a lovely quilt I plan to do a black and white one for Sal my GD when she is 21 april 2019 thinking of adding some red a she likes red too

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  2. I love all those doilies. Beautiful quilting yet again.
    Have a lovely weekend.

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  3. Though purple is not really my favourite colour, that quilt looks amazing. AND you have quilted it stunningly - as usual.

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  4. Wonderful quilt - enjoyed the back as much as the front.

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  5. What a beautiful quilt. You have made it shine. Such a gorgeous gift x

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  6. That is a really great idea of Patsy's to make the quilts black and white, with the colour in the sashing... very elegant, and long term. Doesn't the quilting show up nicely on the back! Great job Leeanne.

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  7. I thought I recognised the photo when I saw it in the browser! Yes - one of Patsy's! What a special treat for her grand-daughter and a lovely finish too!

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  8. I am fascinated with the idea of all of the blocks in everyone's quilts being black and white. How did she arrive at that decision? Fun to have them choose the sashing/binding color. It is surprising how the different colored sashing can so alter the look of each quilt, when all of the blocks are in the same two colors.

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  9. I was so caught up in the colors, I forgot to say that you are always so good at choosing the quilting design, no matter the block. I would be so stumped!

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  10. That is a beautiful quilt Leeanne...your quilting is stunning. ..the back looks amazing.

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  11. Beautiful quilt, and amazing quilting. 👍

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