Turn of the Century Sampler Quilt


The quilt above is made from turn of the century quilt blocks that belong to my mother-in-law and were made by her grandmother. She had asked me some time ago to put them into a quilt for her, but I couldn't find fabrics that would complement the blocks until just recently.  The border, sashing and cornerstones are reproduction fabrics from Moda.


The block above is called Four Crowns. This one is made from cotton fabrics. However, the other blocks with this pattern are made from flannel as well as cotton.


The pinwheel block above is a 13 inch block. The other blocks were 15 inches. So to make up the difference, I added a 1 inch border using the blue reproduction fabric to make it the same size as the other blocks. Most of the quilting is all straight line quilting expect for these blocks. I used 2 of my circle rulers to make the design in the pinwheel.


This Virginia Reel block was quilted using 1/4 inch outline quilting to emphasize movement in this block.

I used a neutral thread, Signature 100% cotton in Baguette, to do all the quilting. The sashing is quilted using a scallop ruler, and the outer border is quilted with a double piano key design. I used an 80/20 batting to give it a little loft. My mother-in-law doesn't like dense quilting so I had to restrain myself with this quilt!

Here is a video of my experience in selecting the reproduction fabrics:



You can see a video of the quilting below:



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