Friday, April 12, 2019

Sew Sampler Barn Quilt Finish!!!

Each year, as part of the Sew Sampler Box, you recieve a monthly block pattern for a Sampler quilt.   The first year of Sew Sampler was some fun HST blocks, that I finished up back here, and the second year was Basket Blocks, that I finished up here.    And this year we have been making Barn Blocks, one new pattern a month.   Last month marked the 12th block and it has been my goal to get the blocks finished in a quilt before next month's new 2019 Sampler quilt is announced.   And I am thrilled to say, My Sew Sampler Barn Quilt is finished and here it is!!!! 

 I have had so much fun over the last year making these Barn Blocks each month.   The piecing of each Barn Blocks had so much variety, and often included a lot of tiny piecing, which you all know I love ;)  It was fun to watch the pile of Barn Blocks grow and wonder how it was all going to come together.   And when Fat Quarter Shop shared the finishing pattern with the tiny star cornerstones, I was over the moon!!!  Aren't they just the perfect way to finish this quilt up ;)   

And the fun part, this quilt is all from my scrap drawers!!!!   Yup, 100% scrappy quilt, which just makes me smile from ear to ear.  The Whites are all solids, but lots of different shades of white (and none of them look yellow, that is just the lighting ;)  The crazy thing is, you sure can't tell by looking at my black and grey scrap drawers, I barely made a dent.    Ah well, looks like I will be able to make another black, white, and grey quilt soon, which is so great because I found I really love this color scheme!!!  It is not one that I would have thought to use, but I love how sleek and ultra modern it turned out ;)

When it came time to quilt it, I decided on a current favorite on an all over  Loose Feathers design.   I just love how it flows across the quilt.  I also used a favorite thread, 402 So Fine Pearl, which blended perfectly with all that white, and even blended in with the black prints as most of them have a little white on them.   And it pops so great on the cornerstone black stars!!!  I just love it!!!  

And you can't tell from the picture, but this is also a Scrappy Binding!!!!  I dug through my little case of binding scraps and was able to find enough solid black leftover pieces to make an entire black binding.   Ya, I make a lot of solid black bindings :)  So yippee for using up all the scraps!!! 

And that is my Sew Sampler Barn quilt and I just love, love, love it!!!!  Mine finishes at 52" x 68" so it will make a great lap quilt, just perfect for a wedding present.    I can't wait for the next wedding that is held out at a local barn in town.   Wouldn't this just make the perfect gift for a couple who has their reception at a barn!!!   It makes me just giggle to think about it ;)  

And now, I can't wait to see what the new 2019 pattern will be for the Sew Sampler Box!!!  2018 is officially all wrapped up now, and I am just waiting (not patiently) by the mailbox to see what 2019 will bring.   So excited!!!

Linking up this finish to  Sarah's, and Myra's ;) 

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  1. Love it! I do not have all of my blocks completed yet, but working on it. So awesome!

  2. Wow, that is a really unique quilt. I love it!

  3. I've been wondering how this quilt would turn out each time I receive a box, and yours turned out beautifully! Love the use of all of the scraps.

  4. WOW I love this Melissa. WOWIE
    I adore the colors, sweeet blocks

  5. Love this! One of my favorite quilts you have made (and that's saying something!)!!!

  6. Your quilt turned out so lovely! I’ve got mine going in blues but I sure like the black/gray combo.

  7. Love it! Great job and thanks for sharing the details.

  8. I love the soft neutrals of the sew sampler barn quilt and the interesting pieced designs. Super job!

  9. It is a lovely colour scheme and will match any decor! Congrats on your finish


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