Monday, January 25, 2016

Aunt Eliza's Star Mini from Sister Sampler Quilts

I was so excited when I was asked by Anne Marie Chaney to participate in her Sister Sampler Quilts Blog hop!! Her new book Sister Sampler Quilts is oh so much fun and filled with lots of amazing blocks done up a la Sister Style ( paired blocks) in three fun modern layouts.  I decided to follow the Vice Versa Sampler Layout with the Aunt Eliza's Star Block and came up with this little mini!!!

I know, Sister blocks are normally a pairing of blocks, but I figured, there are 4 sisters in my family, so two sets of pairings seemed the right fit to cover everyone.  I love the Vice Versa layout as it gives the blocks such a great movement.

These blocks are so much fun to put together, as are all of the great blocks from Sister Sampler Quilts.  And of course, you know I just love purple.  I used  Kona Hibiscus and Kona White in the mini and the binding is Kona Berry.  Love!!!

When it came time to quilt it, I couldn't decide between a dark thread or a light thread.  I knew either way one would stand out on one fabric and completely blend in with the other.  And then I realized, why not use both.  I have this super fun variegated black and white thread from the
Fantastico Thread line by Superior Threads.  It was the perfect fit!!  And a simply crosshatch just played up all of those  fun angles from the piecing :)

Anne Marie's Sister Sampler Quilts is a fantastic book for anyone's quilt library.  It has 24 blocks in it  all with two different size options.  And with the super fun and distinctly different layouts  you can create and recreate endless quilt possibilities.

 published by Fons & Porter/F+W; is $19.99 and available at  To find out more about this awesome book, and see lots more Sister Block Eye Candy be sure and check out all of the stops along the Sister Sampler Quilts Hop!!!  

Monday, January 18  
AnneMarie Chany / Gen X Quilters - Introduction
Sara Lawson / Sew Sweetness
Tuesday, January 19 
Leah Day / Free Motion Project
Brenda Ratliff / Just A Bit Frayed
Wednesday, January 20
Faith Jones / Fresh Lemons Quilts
Angela Pingel / Cut To Pieces
Thursday, January 21
Lynne Goldsworthy / Lily's Quilts
Amy Friend / During Quiet Time
Friday, January 22
Christa Watson / Christa Quilts
Violet Craft
Monday, January 25
Lee Heinrich / Freshly Pieced
Melissa Corry / Happy Quilting
Tuesday, January 26
Karen Lewis / Karen Lewis Textiles
Amy Gibson / Stitchery Dickory Dock
Wednesday, January 27
Sherri McConnell / A Quilting Life
Melissa Mortensen / Polka Dot Chair
Thursday, January 28
Heather Valentine / The Sewing Loft
Friday, January 29
Cindy Wiens / Live A Colorful Life
AnneMarie Chany / Gen X Quilters - Wrap Up

My Mini is now added to the Purple wall of mini's.  So fun to see it growing ;)  

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!  

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  1. It looks like a fun book, and I especially like the unusual settings.

  2. I really like that and it is perfect to reflect the four sisters in your family. It sounds like a good book.

  3. loving the way this works just 2 colours it is so very effective and yes striking too

  4. How fun that your mini represents the four sisters in your family Melissa! It turned out great. AnneMarie's book looks packed with great blocks!


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