Monday, 21 April 2014

Angela's Sampler Quilt

My friend Angela ( we belong to the same quilt group - Glenrothes Quilters) made this beautiful sampler quilt.  It is from the Lynne Edwards book, The Essential Sampler Quilt.

Angela did a fantastic job making all the blocks, adding sashings etc and had got as far as basting and stitching in the ditch around each block then she got stuck and didn't quite know what to do with it.

After we got talking one day about vintage sewing machines, she offered me not one but three vintage machines including a Singer treadle and a Jones hand crank that is GREEN and an electric Singer with beautiful decals.  In return I offered to do some quilting on her sampler quilt and so the deal was struck!

I quilted it on my Janome 1600p on the table top.  This quilt is so big it would not have fitted onto my Gracie frame anyway.  To me most of hard work was already done, i.e. basting and ditching, all I had to do was fill in the blanks.

Have to say, I really enjoyed quilting this.  Here are some of my favourite blocks:

For the borders, I quilted a continuous feather.

I didn't take many photos of the back - but here's one :

I gave the quilt back to Angela today and she loved it!! I am so pleased.  It really was quite nerve wracking working on somebody else's labour of love. I watched Angela make this quilt and I know the effort and care she put into it.   She is going to bind it in either the dark green or the same fabric as the border.  I think either will look great.  I will try and get a photo when the binding is done and I will tell you all about the vintage machines in another post.
I'll leave you of one last photo of this beautiful quilt and say Thank you Angela for letting me loose with my sewing machine.  I had a blast!

Til next time
Happy Stitchin'


Queenie Believe said...

Beautiful quilting choices on this lovely sampler. Beautiful work.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Raewyn said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Gorgeous quilting. I really like the way you did the 'lines' in the inner border before the feathers - very effective.

Joan said...

Absolutely stunning Rhianon. You have done beautifully with the quilting. What a gorgeous quilt . All the different blocks are each so special. Llooking forearm to seeing you new sewing machines and hearing how you go with's late here ..very..and in am off to the land of nod. Too many mistakes here to correct so please forgive😳

Susan Lawson said...

Beautiful! both the quilt and quilting! Love your quilting design choices in the blocks, makes for a stunning quilt.

Genee' Davis said...

Awesome collaboration Rhianon! Simply beautiful!

Helle Thode said...

Amazing quilting :-) Well done :-)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

OMG!!!!! You do the best quilting!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

The quilt and the quilting are both gorgeous. I just don't see how you could quilt that on a domestic machine. PHEW!

ipatchandquilt said...

Fabulous quilt!
May I ask you long you have worked on it?
It is a wonderful,

Helen Ernst said...

Well! All I can say is "You Are One Nifty Stitcher" The detail is wonderful!

Anne Donald said...

A beautiful sampler quilt, enhanced by your fabulous quilting. I love the feather border - try as I might, I can't master the art of feathers ....... but fortunately Kay Bell does them for me!!

liniecat said...


gisèle said...

Fantastique ce piquage , j'ai hâte d'être capable de faire de même.
Bonne journée.

Denise Russell said...

Wow! Gorgeous quilt... and your quilting is first rate, as usual. Your feathers are so perfect!

mycreativeheart said...

Wow...beautiful quilt and the quilting is exquisite. You do beautiful work, I can't believe it was all done on a domestic, impressive!


LIANE said...

O seu trabalho é espetacular! O quilt ficou lindissimo!Parabéns!

Your work is absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous quilt have you donne. Congrats!!!

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