Friday, February 1, 2019

Splendid Sampler - Ta Da!

This one has been in the works for over 3 years!
It sure feels good to have it done.



Here is my version of the original Splendid Sampler all bound and finished.





The blocks for this quilt along were all 6" finished and I think were released at a rate of about 2 per week.  I decided to only make the pieced blocks and skip any that were appliqued or too novelty looking.  I used only Kaffe Fassett scraps and tried hard to make each block glow through fabric selection and palcement.

I finished about 62 out of the 100 blocks designed.
Only 55 made it into my quilt.



I did complete one applique block so I decided to place it in the center of the quilt.  I had some other heart blocks that I decided I wanted to keep in a straight setting so I created a center medallion.



I did add in my Posies All Around block I designed for 100 Quiltmaker (right next to the checkerboard block).  I think it looks great among all the other block designers.



And if you missed it, I recently posted how to do the little red border that circled both the center medallion and the outside of the quilt.
It is super easy to do!




I backed the quilt with a hot pink KF Lotus print I have been hoarding in my stash for the perfect quilt.  There was just enough left over to use as the binding as well.




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27 comments:

Alison V. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Great job! I love it. Thanks for the how-to for the border triangles. It adds so much interest.

karenbbsnow said...

Stunning!!

Libby in TN said...

So special! I hope you are keeping this one.

Ellie said...

Stunning! The Kaffe fabrics glow!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love all the blocks. They took forever, but are beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial on the side triangles.

cityquilter grace said...

very pretty...always good to finish something.

maggie fellow said...

that is spectacular

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I bet it does feel good to have a 3 year old quilt done! great job

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a beautiful quilt, Cyndy! I really love how you put it together, and the backing is perfect. Congratulations on another wonderful finish!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I always love seeing what you have created - magnificent work, looks gorgeous!

Crystal_235 said...

Love it!

Cathy said...

Wonderful! Bravo!

Jo said...

I think you got more blocks done than me. Great finish though

Louise said...

This one is a winner, Cynthia! You really did make each block glow, and the blue and green backgrounds are the cool waters to set each block off. A gorgeous piece in every way! Congrats on a wonderful finish :)

Cathy said...

A masterpiece! It has such a romantic European vibe to me. One of my all-time favorites of your quilts!!!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Very, very pretty, a bright happy quilt!

Quilter Kathy said...

It's so fantastic! I love the layout idea! Great job on a labour intensive detailed quilt!

Jayne said...

Congratulations! I think it turned out gorgeous and the added red border is amazing! I'll have to try that one day! I bet you are so glad this one is off your list...well done once again!

Sheila said...

I love it. The blue sashing, the blocks, the border. Everything. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Kat Scribner said...

Beautiful finish and you must sew like the wind as you get SO SEW MUCH DONE!

Marianne said...

I would never have put that green background in the center like you did, nor think it went with the aqua background you used. But, I love it so much! Just really different and beautiful!

Barb Neiwert said...

Yeah for the finish! It's gorgeous! So fun to include one of your own blocks in it, too. Makes it all that much more special :)

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Well done. It's a great finish. Kaffe prints are so bold and vibrant.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a beautiful finish!

Mystic Quilter said...

This is an absolute stunner Cynthia!!! The mix of colour I love and I'm amazed that the blocks are only 6" - brave lady!!!

Emily said...

Wow! This is stunning! Some projects are worth the wait and this is one of them! I love your background fabric; do you remember what it is? All the colors are amazing!

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