Aqua-Red Sampler

Aqua-Red Sampler, quilted & ready for binding
Aqua-Red Sampler, quilted & ready for binding

The other quilt that came back from Colleen, along with Metroscape, was the Aqua-Red Sampler. I am very pleased with how it came out.

I am glad I made the decision to forgo the sashing. I think it looks good as is. The blocks don’t bleed into each other too much.

I noticed when I flipped the quilt over that the back was very cohesive, like I made the City Sampler back. I am not giving up my big bold flowers, but I might try and keep some backs similar to the front if the design warrants it.

Aqua-Red Sampler back, quilted & ready for binding
Aqua-Red Sampler back, quilted & ready for binding

This back is very subtle except for that one red rectangle. I wonder what I was thinking?

Author: JayeL

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

4 thoughts on “Aqua-Red Sampler”

  1. When I look closer, I guess it’s the polka-dots that make this one so cheery. Great balance of red/aqua/dots. You are right, sashing would have made it too formal, took all the fun out of it. And all these are fun blocks for stand alone projects. Good plan:)

    1. Thanks! I think I did get a good balance of red/turquoise though I wasn’t thinking about that very much when I made it.

      I agree that polka dots make quilts, etc look cheery.

    1. HAHA! I don’t remember, but I hope the red I put on the back was planned. 😉

      Thanks! I am really pleased with how it turned out. I love the quilting (not done by me). I think it freshens up the idea of samplers. I could, however, be biased.

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