Around The Block Sampler {Finished}

Monday, December 10, 2012

 Oh my gosh.  It has been forever!  Happy Monday everyone!  

I have missed you guys and have been thinking about you!  
I have been a busy little girl, doing a little of this and a little of that.
I'm hoping to be able to share some of the fun things with you over the next week or so.  If you haven't forgotten about me??? :)

Today, I thought I would share with you my newest finish.  This actually has been quilted for quite some time.  It took me FOREVER to bind it though (as it was my first time doing a scalloped binding and I was trying out a new stitch I learned that took me some time to get down).  Then, she sat in my quilt cabinet for a week or so, wondering when I was going to find her a good home and take some pictures of her!

 Even this, may be a temporary home, because my sewing room is under a little bit of "construction" (or maybe "rearranging" is a better word...) but I know she will definitely be on full display in there because the colors are perfect!

There is more information about the beginnings of this quilt HERE
It's fun to look back and see how the quilt has evolved...

I decided to use a solid white for the outer border because I knew I was going to get some fancy custom quilting in there and yet I still wanted to leave the emphasis on the blocks themselves.

 I used the same solid white on the back, as well.  My quilter said she hates solid white backs because you can see everything but I think it turned out great!  Wren Woodland in Highland, UT. quilted it for me.  She is a custom, free-hand quilter that I reserve for my most special quilts!  She does a fabulous job, always.

All of the blocks in this quilt, came from the book, Around the Block with Judy Hopkins.  It's a great book with tons of block patterns each in several different sizes.  My blocks all finished at 10".   

My little quilt group picked out these blocks together and then each of us made our own quilts in our own color schemes with our own settings.  Each quilt is so different and lovely (maybe someday I can show you pictures of all of them together!)  We started them a long time ago and I think I'm one of the last to get hers done.  I'm happy with the end result though and enjoyed the process of making this sampler style quilt.


  1. Beautiful! ...and the scalloped edge looks amazing with the white border! Love it.

  2. Your quilt is stunning! The fabrics and colours are wonderful!

  3. Love this quilt! It's so sweet looking.

    I'd love to hear more about binding a scalloped border and what new stitch you learned!

  4. Your quilt turned out gorgeous! I love the white and the colors. Absolutely beautiful!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous job with the scallops. This is such a peaceful, pretty quilt. :) Hey - so what is that new stitch you used for the binding?

  6. Wow I've never seen a scalloped border like that, its just gorgeous! Perfect binding color choice too.

  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I haven't sewn in weeks, months even... this is totally inspiring! ooxx`jod

  8. Beautiful pattern, beautiful fabrics, beautiful construction and quilting.

    A totally beautiful package

  9. What a gorgeous quilt! I'd like to try that scalloped edge finish sometime, I love a good challenge and this looks like a doozie! Congrats!!

  10. I love Wren. COuld this be my most favorite quilt of yours? For all quilts? I think it might. I love the white border with the scallops and the yellow. I'm in love with it. And I'm in love with the white with red dots. It is all just perfection. The pattern is simple yet lovely and intriguing. Be careful. I know where you live and I just might steal it.

  11. Amber, that is fabulous! I love everything about it, especially the scalloped border!

  12. Oh I adore the scallops!!! just perfect.

    : )
    Monika in Canada

  13. I really really like the colors in this quilt - great job


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