Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sampler Finished

I finished the binding on my new sampler for the beginning machine piecing class last night and took a few photos of it this morning.

You can see the block on the bottom right – it is finally turned correctly.  I think this will be a great teaching quilt with a row each week.  The blocks are 6 inch blocks and start with a row of rail fence blocks.  The next row is nine patches, followed by friendship stars.  Next is double nine patches with the center blocks being what Alex Anderson calls square dance.  The fifth row is log cabin blocks with a courtyard steps in the center.  Of course the last row is flying geese.

The pattern calls for three colors with four of each color, plus the sashing and border.  I think it will be fun to teach and fun for the students to make and hopefully learn a lot.  One of the best things is that it still fits on one width of backing.  It turns out about 41 x 48.

Here are a few more photos.

Here is the backing – I really love the back.



  1. What a perfect teaching quilt! Excellent!

  2. It really came out nice and it's a nice size for someones first quilt. I love the backing too.

  3. Love everything about it!!

  4. Fabulous teaching piece!! (Almost makes me want to take your class and I have been quilting for over 10 years - lol.) Pam


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