Summer Sampler Series Quilt Top

I finished my quilt top for the Summer Sampler Series! I took everyone’s advice and added sashing and cornerstones. As I was staring at my solids trying to figure out the right choice, my eyes settled on Free Spirit Designer Solids Nugray. I think it is a bit unexpected but added some balance to the beautiful bright colors of Pat Bravo’s Pure Elements. The cornerstones are fabrics from the blocks, tying the whole thing together. The sashing is 2″ wide and the cornerstones are 2″ squares. I can’t wait to quilt this and share the finished product with you!



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    Laura Jane

    August 16, 2011

    Oh it looks amazing Faith! Really truly fabtastic 🙂

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    August 16, 2011

    Wow, this quilt is going to be incredible! I think grey was the perfect choice here. It really frames the blocks well. I hope this doesn’t sound weird, but your blocks look like they should be painted on barns. You know the ones I’m talking about? Lovely.

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      August 16, 2011

      I know just what you are talking about! I actually went on a quilt barn “tour” yesterday and have lots of pictures to share later this week. 🙂

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    August 16, 2011

    Absolutely stunning. The sashing and cornerstones are perfect.

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    August 16, 2011

    It is beautiful!! It really is…the bright solids framed in the soft grey couldn’t look any nicer…great job

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    Cathy Robillard

    August 16, 2011

    Oh I really like it. I have all the instructions and hope to do one too. Very nicely done and I love your sashing and corner stones, great choice of colors.


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    August 16, 2011

    I didn’t add any sashing and cornerstones, and I’ve been rethinking that decision. Your quilt is lovely and will probably push me over the edge, making me pull out (Jack the) seam ripper. Just gorgeous 🙂

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    August 16, 2011

    Wow! That is amazing. I like your choice of sashing and the use of cornerstones! The quilt looks fabulous in that setting.

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    August 16, 2011

    Just perfect! i can’t wait to see the whole thing!

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    August 16, 2011

    Absolutely beautiful!
    I love how the bright cheery solids look paired with the gray sashing. And the cornerstones are a perfect addition!

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    August 16, 2011

    It’s just fantastic. I think that this is my favorite from the quiltalong. Lovely!

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    August 16, 2011

    Absolutely lovely.

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    August 16, 2011

    Gorgeous! Perfect! The colors are so vivid, I love it!

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    Jodi at Tickle & Hide!

    August 16, 2011

    Just beautiful! Love the back drop too!

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    August 16, 2011

    I think the grey was the perfect with the bright colors of the blocks. It gives it a more modern look. Very nicely done!

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    Goddess in Progress

    August 16, 2011

    Oh, WOW! I literally gasped when the picture loaded and I saw it with the sashing. I thought your blocks looked so cool with all of those solids, but that dark gray makes the whole thing so dramatic. Gorgeous.

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    August 16, 2011

    Oh my, this is so beautiful! I love how it looks using only solids and the sashing choice was perfect.

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    Maureen Cracknell

    August 16, 2011

    This is just gorgeous!!!

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    August 16, 2011

    It looks fabulous. So bright, crisp, and clean!

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    August 16, 2011

    Perfect sashing choice. The colors are so bright and clear and the blocks so perfect!

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    August 16, 2011

    Absolute perfection. it’s just so pretty.

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    August 16, 2011

    In the fabrics you chose, you quilt just ‘wows’ you! It looks great. Ie. really fantastic!

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    August 16, 2011

    Stunning finish!

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    August 16, 2011

    It is most beautiful and gives me some much needed kicking up the but to move on with mine.

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    August 16, 2011

    that is simply beautiful! you made excellent choices~bravo!!

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    August 16, 2011

    This is just gorgeous!!! I love the gray sashing…and the cornerstones are perfect. I’m glad to see someone do cornerstones as I am planning to do that for mine as well. Good job! A wonderful finish!!!!

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    August 16, 2011

    It looks absolutely beautiful. They grey works really well to set off the brights and the black.

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    August 16, 2011

    That is the perfect choice for sashing! I love the bright cornerstones also!

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    Carol T

    August 16, 2011

    I just love your quilt.

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    August 16, 2011

    This is incredible!

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    Judy Lenzin

    August 16, 2011

    This is a beautiful quilt! Very bold and bright besides having that wonderful quality of freshness in all your work. Bravo!

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    August 16, 2011

    Beautiful!! I love it! 🙂

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    Meg in CT

    August 16, 2011

    Faith, this is perfect! I love the gray, and the little pops of color at the cornerstones are genius!

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    August 16, 2011

    Oh my goodness that is gorgeous! I think I’m going to have to try that!

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    Kirsten N

    August 16, 2011

    Stunning – I really love the cornerstones in the sashing!

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    August 16, 2011

    Ack! I love it! Dang. All my blocks are finished, but I am still frozen with indecision on how to sash mine. Wonderful job!

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    August 16, 2011

    Fantastic! The gray and cornerstones really tie it all together and gives the eye a nice place to rest.

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    August 16, 2011

    Beautiful pictures! Okay, first I was going to use all the Pat Bravo solids. But then I didn’t want to copy you. So I decided to use SOME of the solids with Joel Dewberry Heirloom. But now I’m back to wanting a quilt that looks just like this one! the grey sashing and colored cornerstones look awesome! I guess I’ll use the Heirloom for something else… 🙂

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    August 16, 2011

    amazing!!! i love it so much, beautiful job

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    August 16, 2011

    Love it! You inspire me to go to the bright side.

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    August 16, 2011

    Oooh, I love it! That gray is the perfect way to set off the blocks. And the cornerstones are fab too.

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    August 16, 2011

    Do you allow swearing on your blog? Because this quilt kicks @**!!

    I have been wanting to use solids in my work for a while now and can never seem to get them into things. But I’ve been watching your quilt come together and I think I’m going to do some pieces that are purely solids, to help me get into the game. Cuz you’ve shown that it can create amazing results. I really like it.

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    August 16, 2011

    You are so right, Faith, the nugray was the perfect color for the sashing. The little cornerstones just pop. Stunning! BTW, I love your picture setting with all the holsteins lined up in the background.

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    August 16, 2011

    wow that looks gorgeous, I still have 2 more blocks to complete before I can put it together, I hope it turns out as good as yours. Thanks again for such a wonderful quilt along I have enjoyed it so much and learnt so much.

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    August 17, 2011

    So, so beautiful! Simply stunning.

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    jeannette Picklels

    August 18, 2011

    WOW!!!! I just luv it. Perfect colors.

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    andrea kollath

    August 18, 2011

    Wow, that´s so beautiful! The gray is just perfect with your blocks.

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    August 21, 2011

    Love the look!
    Got to get busy and finish mine. Bought the border fabric and all… so no excuse. Need to get busy.