I FINALLY finished my little pink and white Super Simple Sampler quilt! I’m excited to share this quilt and all the YouTube videos that go with it. These little sampler blocks are free to sew, with instructions right here on the website.
Last fall when I started this quilt, I made video tutorials featuring basic skills for piecing the blocks. These are a great resource especially for new quilters and those wanting to learn and add to their piecing skills toolkit. <<find links to all the videos here>>
This Super Simple Sampler is all pink and white for a special friend. It is to be a thank you gift for her going above and beyond. Read more about that story <<here>>.
This version also features a different setting arrangement from the original quilt. Now you have two options when you make your own version of the quilt! (-:
Scroll down the page, each block is featured on a different post. There are 36 different block tutorials.
Scroll down the page, the first post (fabric requirements) is at the bottom, then subsequent posts are above.
I really like this setting of the sampler blocks alternating with the pink hourglass blocks for a couple reasons: first, it allows you to make a larger quilt with fewer sampler blocks. The hourglass blocks are very quick and simple to sew up (watch a video how-to here).
Also, this setting provides an interesting secondary pattern in the overall quilt. I like how you get the effect of each sampler block being framed within a larger, on-point pink (or white) square. It gives each pieced block a bit of breathing room and space to rest between the busy little blocks.
Both settings are really dynamic and could be adapted to any size sampler blocks you might have. Go ahead and use these patterns to sew your own Super Simple Sampler, or just the setting instructions to get your orphan blocks made into a finished quilt.
This little quilt is 48″ x 53″. The pink fabrics are all scraps and bits of Art Gallery Fabrics that I had in my stash (win for using stash!!). Batting is Hobbs Tuscany cotton/wool. I do all my piecing with Aurifil thread. My sweet friend, Darby Myers, of Quilted Squid quilted the all over swirly design.
This quilt was a fun study in managing value and color while keeping it to just shades of pink. I veered toward purple in the dark prints, and some have more of a salmon-coral tinge, with the majority in the bubble gum family. It’s very gratifying to see how it all hangs together in the end.
Have you made a two color quilt? I am currently working on one with only black and white and it’s way more fun than I expected! If you want to join me and others, check out the #colorgirlchallenge2019 . There’s still time to get started!
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