I learned so much when I made this quilt designed by Nancy Stansbury. Nancy did a fabulous job of designing and writing the instructions. My tasks were to stitch each block, photograph the process and make it available to the dealers. So please nudge your dealer to participate. We want everyone who owns My Block Piecer to join in the fun. By the time you’ve completed all 12 blocks, you’ll be a My Block Piecer pro!
I forced myself to cut my patches on a digital cutter and became so familiar with that process; I was tempted to throw away my rotary cutter! This is the most precise quilt I ever made – I’m so proud of all my sharp points, matching seams and flawless seam allowances. I know, I know, it’s practically cheating when you’re using digital files – everything is perfect!
The Sampler works well as a scrap quilt or even modern solids. But I took a different path because I just melt at Kaffee Fasset’s use of colors. I threw caution to the wind and grabbed several bolts of his Free Spirit fabrics. They might not have been the best choice, several of the prints are very large for these small patches but I couldn’t resist. I paired his bright fabrics with black and I must say I’m pleased with the end result. We’ll unveil the fully-quilted version soon – right now it’s sitting on my shortE.
If you decide to make the large version (four repeats of each block), you’ll have fun creating your own layout. I think block 11 was my favorite because it gave so many options for joining the blocks.
So nudge your dealer and encourage them to join in the fun!