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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.

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33 Responses to “The Sampler Has Been Liberated”

  1. 1

    So pretty!, I love the shapes, the use of solids, and the quilting is fantastic!. Another masterpiece Faith!

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    cynthia says:

    I love your liberated sampler! The colors really compliment the wonky blocks. You may have started a new style of quilting :)

  3. 3

    ACK! Faith, this is just gorgeous. I love the bright colors, I love the major wonkiness, I love the whole thing!

  4. 4
    Becky says:

    It’s beautiful! So bright and happy and I love the lined quilting.

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    Debbie says:

    It’s darling! I like it so much!!

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    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!

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    randi says:

    This is a great little quilt, Faith. Such fun and happy colors!

  8. 8
    Sheila says:

    What a lovely little sampler! It really does a great job of summing up this aspect of contemporary quilting!

  9. 9
    lorelei craig says:

    Wow, just gorgeous.

  10. 10
    Barb says:

    Thinking outside the box – excellent!

  11. 11

    Faith! I love this SO MUCH! Great colors, and great job on the wonkiness.

  12. 12

    Mmm.. they’re all great, but you’re right about the churn dash. Awesome! Perfect way to quilt it!

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    Carrie says:

    love it! Bright and happy colors! Way to go, girl!

  14. 14

    I love it, Faith! It is the kind of quilt that makes people smile. That’s a very good thing! Thanks for sharing the links, too!

  15. 15

    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
      Faith 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.

  16. 17
    dana says:

    I like that the binding is also “wonky”. Great little quilt.

  17. 18
    Jen says:

    Gorgeous finish!! Can’t go wrong with the Pure Elements, and they pop so beautifully against the white!

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    Sarah @ FairyFace Designs says:

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

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    Deborah says:

    Thanks so much for this great group of links! Your use of solids is fabulous! Deb.

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    Katy says:

    Loving your liberated sampler, so bright and cheery

  21. 22
    anna says:

    wahoo! it’s so beautiful faith.

  22. 23
    Jeni says:

    LOVE this Faith!!

  23. 24
    svetlana says:

    Oh, I LOVE!!!!! this quilt. It’s so pretty, and fresh, and modern, and liberated. That churn dash is my favorite block, too.

  24. 25

    So modern and fresh! And the solids set the blocks off brilliantly! Lovely! Jxo

  25. 26
    Janeese says:

    Refreshing, keep up the good original work.

  26. 27
    Nola says:

    This quilt is AWE-SOME!!!

  27. 28

    love the colors, the quilting and the free spirit of this quilt

  28. 29
    Yzobela 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?!

  29. 30
    Yzobela 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?!

  30. 31
    Claire Jain 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!

  31. 32
    @pril says:

    I really love this quilt. Thanks for sharing.


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    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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