The Finished Splendid Sampler

It is a big quilt, and it is finished!

I started the Splendid Sampler in February 2016 when it first came out and they were releasing 2 blocks a week.  I did reasonably well keeping up, and the quilt is now a nice memory of 2016.  I designed the sashing, which I love, and then just had the quilting left to do.  It is the largest quilt I’ve done yet on my longarm.

Here is the finished quilt:

I did a ribbon candy motif in the sashing, and quilted all of the blocks differently.  I mostly echoed the appliqué, did all-over patterns in the embroidery, and then designed a pattern for each of the patchwork blocks.

Here are some close ups.  I also really over-grammed the blocks as I made progress, so if you would like to see more, head on over to my Instagram account (@brownpawsquilting).

This is the back.  I used all fabrics from my stash to do the blocks and I still had a bunch left over.  I used the leftover fabric for the sashing and for the back.

Final details:

Quilt is 77″ wide and 92″ long.

I used Aurifil 2021 (Natural White) on the top and Bottom Line 623 in the bobbin.

There are 475,669 quilting stitches, and took almost 33 hours.

This was a fun quilt – it was great to do, and now it is fun to look at each of the blocks and remember what I was doing during the year when I made each of them.  I think I’ll try to hang it in my sewing room so I can see it often.


This was on my Q3’17 Finish list, so I’ll be linking up with the Q3’17 FAL page




10 thoughts on “The Finished Splendid Sampler”
    1. Thank you so much! The background is just white muslin, but I thought by coming back to that as a basis it would tie together all the blue and red scraps. Thanks for your congrats – between the 120 blocks and all the quilting it really was a huge year long effort…but really worth it!

  1. Wow – this is an epic finish! Congratulations – it’s beautiful! Thank you for participating in the FAL and playing along with us! From the Global FAL Hosts!

  2. Really stunning quilt. It has everything! Love your sashing, quilting, colors – what a big project. Congrats.

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