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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    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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      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. πŸ™‚

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    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 πŸ™‚

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    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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    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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    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… πŸ™‚

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    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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    Rita says

    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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    Wendy says

    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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    Billie says

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

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