Finished Tops!

After much deliberation about layout, I got my Modern Sampler quilt put together last week and sent it off to be quilted.  Here’s the final top:

modern sampler

My Modern Sampler top is ready for quilting!

Then, for good measure, I put together the batik blocks from a swap I was in several years ago and sent that top off to be quilted, as well.

batik quilt blocks

Group batik blocks, put together and ready for quilting

Yes, the sashing DOES vary a bit, because the blocks do.  That’s the way it goes with a block swap.  I love the variety of the blocks and, of course, the batik fabrics.

I’m sending this to Aunt Marti’s UFO challenge, which helps keep me motivated.  What are you up to?

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7 thoughts on “Finished Tops!

    • I am backing it with plain muslin, having recently made the mistake of using a printed backing that tried to show through on the front! The solids in the sampler are Alissa Haight Carlton’s modern solid cross weaves, now regrettably no longer available.

  1. Love your modern sampler. The way you set your blocks make it look like they are floating. Good call on the backing fabric. The batik fabric blocks are beautiful. Funny how swaps work out, but they look stunning.

    • Thanks for visiting! Glad you like the sampler. Later this year I’m planning to design one all at once (this was design-as-you-go) and feature the blocks on my blog so everyone can do all if them if desired.

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