Sampler Quilt Blocks To Date

Last week, I got a bug in my ear to look at all of my Sampler blocks. I hadn’t done it in awhile and, frankly, I had forgotten where we were with the class.

As soon as I finished the top and back of the Super Secret #4 project, I got it off the design wall and put up the blocks.

Aqua/Red Sampler Blocks
Aqua/Red Sampler Blocks

I had totally forgotten the Double 4 Patch, the Card Trick and the Dutchman’s Puzzle. I had also forgotten what a good job I did using the large Patty Young flowers in these blocks.

I also noticed how some of the backgrounds are very bold and others are more subtle. I think the piece hangs together well despite the differences. I am not sure what block to do next, but I need at least 2 more and could work with more.

The basket block is clearly missing. That block teaches combining piecing and applique’. If I did a different one, such as the Tea Basket block that would be an interesting addition that I haven’t done AND be challenging.

Other than a basket block I can’t think of what skills I haven’t worked on with Frances. I don’t think an art quilt block would work with this piece and I am not sure what something like the Spiderweb would buy. I could do a block with some weird shapes like trapezoids.

What do you think?

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

14 thoughts on “Sampler Quilt Blocks To Date”

  1. The differences in backgrounds make it very interesting, Jaye. The basket block is great. Also, skill building wise, how about something which uses reverse appliqué, a sliver moon, a reel of some sort? Just an oval or circle makes a good reverse appliqué subject and could be a signature block as well.

        1. You are absolutely right, Amy! Right in the center. See what a good daughter I am? I believe everything my mom says. 😉

          Thanks for commenting and helping out!

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