About the Sampler QuiltIn 2007, I wrote twelve block patterns for a sampler quilt that marked my first anniversary of writing the Quilting site. It was very popular, and I've had lots of requests for more. So I had an idea... let's do a scrap sampler, with blocks that finish at 12-inches square.
I'm not going to list yardages for the quilt blocks -- the idea is to use your scraps. If you don't have scraps, pick up some fat quarters or fat eighths of fabric and play along as we go. We're going to treat this activity as kind of a mystery, because you won't know the final layout until the quilt blocks are all assembled.
Some of the blocks will be made from patterns that are already on the Web site -- designs that are scrap-happy. We'll make the blocks over time, and then put them together (I will give yardages for that!). I'll offer a couple of layout variations to show just how easy it is to customize the quilt.
Before you begin:
- Don't worry too much about planning ahead. This is an exploration to show you just how wonderful a quilt can be when it's made without regard to "matching" fabrics (but do read my scrap quilts tutorial if you're a beginner).
- Get inspired by browsing through pictures of scrap quilts made by members of the online quilting community.
I love scrap quilts, but admit that I do have an ulterior motive for this one -- I hope to use the photos you submit to create the 2012 Quilting Calendar.
You'll find images and links to quilt block patterns by following the navigation to view all of the pages in this document.