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.
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.