The Sampler Has Been Liberated

Liberated Sampler

My Liberated Sampler is complete! As I mentioned in my original post, I decided to make a small sampler of “liberated” or “wonky” quilt blocks as an example of a specific type of modern quilting for a presentation I’m giving next week. I think the final quilt came pretty darn close to the Photoshop mockup I created. This wonky churn dash is one of my favorites.

Wonky Churn Dash

I have received a lot of comments and emails about this quilt in the last week, most asking for a pattern. Well…I don’t have a pattern – at least not at the moment. It is something I am considering, but I just made these blocks up as I went. But I don’t want to leave you all with nothing, so I did some Googling (is that a word?) and have some tutorial links for you.

· Wonky Star Tutorial by Silly BooDilly
· Wonky String Block by Malka Dubrawsky
· Nine Patch using “Map of the States” technique by Oh, Fransson
· Churn Dash by Sew JOY Creations
· Cross Blocks by Lollyquiltz
· Square in Square by Quilt Dad

Wonky Crosses

I decided to quilt my sampler using randomly angled horizontal lines. I think it put a nice finishing touch on the quilt. The binding is scrappy.

Wonky Star

If you make your own liberated sampler, I’d love to see it in the Fresh Lemons Quilts group on Flickr.

Comments

  1. 6

    Cindy says

    Wonky = Jan Mullen of Star-Gazey Designs. Have had her book for years and just love it! My style exactly. BUT, your take with solids, bright solids, is awesome!

  2. 15

    says

    Love this quilt! I’ve been considering doing something similar for a while, and I love the results.

    Can I ask: what colors did you use for your quilts? Was it a bundle of solids, or did you pick and choose? I’d love to find out the names of your fabric choices…they’re so fun!

    • 16

      says

      Hi Nicole! Many of the colors are Art Gallery Pure Elements solids. If you get a bundle of them, you won’t be disappointed. Great fabric and beautiful saturated colors.

  3. 19

    Sarah @ FairyFace Designs says

    I just love this quilt, the blocks are great and I love how you quilted it. The binding is inspired!

  4. 29

    says

    This is awesome, the bright solids are not usually my cup of tea, but this really calls to me… Do you think it wants to come and live at my house?!

  5. 30

    says

    This is awesome, the bright solids are not usually my cup of tea, but this really calls to me… Do you think it wants to come and live at my house?!

  6. 31

    says

    I love this! I’m having so much fun with the Summer Sampler Series blocks, and I can’t wait to do the solstice ones. This modern take on traditional blocks is way fun!

  7. 33

    Julie B. says

    Please, please, please make a pattern for this! I love it! I am just a beginner but I think I could do this with a pattern. What size is the finished quilt?

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