Sampler Assembled

The sort-of-Splendid Sampler is assembled.

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Fifty pieced blocks–2 each of 25 different designs–and 49 alternating blocks.

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How can I choose a favorite?

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Right now it is 54″ x 66″, but all of your input on borders has been very helpful and that is next.  Hopefully a finished top some time next week.

 

Well, Now What?

Like many in the quilting world, I jumped on the Sew Splendid Sampler bandwagon last year.  I knew I wasn’t going to make the quilt as designed, because all I was really interested in was the pieced blocks.  And I had a box of 30s reproduction scraps that were begging to be played with. So, I started.  Then decided to make two of each blocks.  Then found some other blocks that I liked.  Then experimented with alternating blocks and designed one of those that seemed to work.  Then…

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Well, now what?

There are 50 feature block (2 each of 25 different designs) and 49 alternating blocks.  The quilt as is will finish at 54″ x 66″.  Not too small, but not really bed-big.

I don’t think I want to make more blocks, but I am not in favor of just putting slabs of fabric on as borders.  Leave it alone?  Pieced borders?  Let it simmer and start a new project? (don’t laugh too loud, you know you have done that)

The black print in the Irish chain blocks will probably be the binding.

Suggestions?