Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Shuffling along...

Have you heard about the Moda Sampler Shuffle? It is a lovely sampler QAL where 2 or 3 blocks are added every week. You can read about it here. Now I got to thinking about when was the last time I made a sampler quilt and it dawned on me that I've only ever  made one... the very first quilt I ever made was a little baby quilt with every block different. I made that one 30 years ago....whoa...time flies! That was the beginning of my quilting career... fueled by hormones and pregnant with my first child in my fantasy life I  wanted to bake bread, raise chickens and make quilts.  In reality, I lived blocks away from the best bakery in town, I lived in the city which has strigent restrictions on livestock...darn dashed dreams. That only left quilting...boy I'm glad I could make that wish come true! LOL

I really like the layout of this finished quilt (don't over look that page)  and pondered for a couple of days what fabrics to use... American Jane...Kaffe and white...and then my sewing buddy Stephie suggest the Mon Ami collection. Great idea as I had gifted myself a FQ pack of this line for my birthday... I give the bestest gifts don'tcha know...LOL!

Oh is it so hard to untie that ribbon... did you see that it is a tape measure? Not sure it is accurate. But you can't make an omelet if you don't crack a few eggs and you can sew unless you cut into the fabric. So far I have 3 blocks FQS is releasing 2 blocks a week but other sites like Tater Patch Quilts are releasing 3 blocks a can visit them here. So with 3 I've finished I'm either 50% up to date or 33% up to date... and either way I'm behind... gotta sew faster!

Block #1... I fussy cut that adorable bike with the baguettes in the basket and kitty on the back so when the blocks are assembled it will be upright... all the blocks are set on point.

Block #3...this one was a bit of a stinker...took me 4 tries to get those points in the middle to even remotely meet.

Block #4...easy peasy... I like that graffiti print... see the Eiffel Tower?

My "recipe" for this quilt is to try and use 3 fabrics in every block, one of which is a light. This collection has a nice selection of light fabrics and has several Grunge favorite tone on tone.

So it is a rainy day... good day to stay inside and sew...and that is my plan. Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. That is going to be a very pretty quilt. I think trying to get those points together is what took away my desire to quilt. You do a wonderful job. I bought a Moda Christmas pack at my local quilt store. It is several designs about 5 inches square. Good for ornaments backs if I ever make any.

  2. Love this choice of fabrics. That bike! :D

  3. You do give lovely gifts!!! Taking the ribbon off those bundles is very difficult for me. But that's the only way you get pretty quilts! Have fun with the sampler.

  4. I'm going to have a go at the shuffle sampler too - like your fabrics.

  5. Pretty darn generous gift! Love your blocks. Do you prewash?

  6. Great choice in fabric, this will be a beautiful quilt. You will be caught up in now time! How fun that it a couple block a week.

  7. Oh yes...I saw this sampler on a few blogs...I like the layout too! I've printed up the instructions...that might be as far as I ever get! Love your fabric line and those first few blocks.


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