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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Simple Modern Sampler Quilt Along

Even though I already have several projects going on right now, I couldn't resist joining Amy's Simple Modern Sampler Quilt Along going on at her blog. I love quilt alongs because there is a set schedule. I'm not good at making schedules, so I like having it all laid out for me to follow along with. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up! I love that she posted a sketch so that I can see in advance which blocks will be made. This really helps in my fabric selection. I was inspired by another quilt-alonger (Melissa) to pull out some of my Christmas fabrics for this project. The fabric is Funky Christmas by Michael Miller. I like the pink mixed in with the traditional Christmas colors. I think this quilt will be a gift for my sister when it is all finished up. She loves anything pink!

I learned a great tip in the very first post! Even though I'm pretty diligent about pinning, I have always pinned perpendicular to the seam, removing the pins as I go. Amy has a picture on her post showing how she puts a pin in the middle, parallel to the seam. As long as the pin is in far enough to miss the presser foot, then it can be left in while sewing. I think this will really help me keep my fabrics lined up the whole time I am piecing. Thanks so much for that tip, Amy!

The instructions for Blocks One and Two can be found here. It's certainly not too late for you to join too!

15 comments:

  1. You are so smart to use Christmas fabric in this quilt-along! I always have great intentions to make a Christmas quilt and then it gets to be too late in the year...

    Jennifer :)

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  2. Wow! I love the fabric so much! I can't wait to see your other blocks!

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  3. What a great idea! I love your fabrics! I've been trying to find some non-traditional Christmas fabrics. Very cool!

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  4. these are so fun! I love that group of fabrics. I go back and forth with pinning, as long as I don't need to match up a seam the pins parallel are easier to work with :)

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  5. I am so happy to have inspired your Christmas pick. I LOVE those Christmas fabrics. Your right, the pink in it is great!

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  6. Really love the fabrics, especially the second block, Funky!!

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  7. I love your fabrics, especially the pink! Can't wait to see more of your blocks!

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  8. Great colors, This one looks like it will be alot of fun!! Can't wait to see more!

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  9. Pretty! I love your fabric choices!

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  10. Those Christmas fabrics are really cool! Your blocks look great!

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  11. Another Christmas in July quilt! Love it! I'm going to enjoy seeing your blocks.

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  12. Nice "funky" Christmas fabric...love it!

    hugz, Pam

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  13. Vey nice,bright fabrics ,the quilt will be very pretty.

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