October 5, 2011

summer sampler{s}

you know how a project can morph into a thousand ideas before it's complete? that is exactly what happened here (aka. it would have been [3] posts, but i'm cramming it into [1]).
when i heard abut the Summer Sampler Series i thought it would be a great chance to use solids (which i love) and learn a ton (which i did). talk about some great tutorials and easy learning. paper piecing here i come. i decided {of course} to make the quilt larger, maybe for the guest bed. instead of the 12 blocks i made 30, which also meant i added to the color scheme. love the blocks.

 {some of the blocks}

here's the moment of uncertainty...love it, hate it, love it, hate it.
once they were all together i really did not like it at all. maybe too much going on. so the project sat.

{all the blocks together, no sashing}

on another note, i had really wanted to donate a few quilts this year. i decided to make {3} quilts from the blocks; 2 quilts to donate, 1 to keep. i was originally going to donate them to a shelter or hospital. there are two non-profits loosely associated with our church, both of which have silent auctions coming up in october/november. i shot them 'are quilts something you would be interested in taking for bid items' emails. both said yes. deadlines here i come.
sampler number one
 this one is going to the Covering House auction.
{back} 
their logo is a log cabin. i think i like the back almost more than the front.

sampler number two
 this one is going to Mission: St.Louis. love these guys and the work they do.
{back}
 the back letters inspired by modern alphabet

sampler number three
in all its wrinkly goodness, for me and not done yet.
i love the way these are different, yet similar. i'm glad to have them done, and even more that i can hand them off to wonderful causes.

quilt stats:
size: 52"x52"
fabrics: Kona Snow, Grass Green, Zucchini, Jade, Peacock, Aqua, Cerise, Orange, Amber, Canary, Curry, Bubble gum, Raisin, Purple
pieced, quilted, and bound by me
started: july 2011- finished: september 2011

6 comments:

  1. wow! you have been one busy lady! so gorgeous!

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  2. They are all beautiful! What great way to share the love! Good job!

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  3. Such great quilts. Love all three.

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  4. Yayyyy! You have a blog to showcase your AMAZING quilts!!!!! The samplers are gorgeous. Such a cool idea to donate them to MissionSTL and Covering House also. Good work, Laura.

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  5. Love them....all of them. What great sampler ideas! hmmmmmm

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