Monday, 7 March 2016

Row by Row Sampler Quilt

'Sew A Row' Sampler Quilt, Busy Bees Patchwork Newport
'Sew A Row' Sampler Quilt, made by Christine
As soon as Christine walked through the door with this quilt top I fell in love with the bright red / black pattern.  Christine made this quilt as part of Sue Warren's 'Sew A Row' Sampler quilt workshop at Busy Bees Patchwork in Newport, where they had to complete five blocks each week.  It includes a Churn Dash block, a Dresden Fan, a Star block and an applique flower.  Sue sure kept them busy!
'Sew A Row' Sampler Quilt, Frances Meredith Fabadashery
'Sew A Row' Sampler Quilt
Christine wanted the quilting to be 'modernish'.  With such a striking pattern and colour choice the quilting needed to be kept simple and let the fabrics sing, so custom quilting with stitching in the ditch, echoing and a simple stipple where enough to really make the repeating patterns pop.

Scottie Dog fabric - 30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet
Scottie Dog fabric - 30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet

Christine chose this cute little Scottie dog fabric for the back of her quilt and with her colour choice of red, black and cream I don't think there could have been a more perfect combination. In fact it was the little quilted coat on the dog which inspired me to quilt the crosshatch pattern in the black sashing and borders. 
'Sew A Row' Sampler Quilt Frances Meredith Long Arm quilting
'Sew A Row' Sampler Quilt
With so many lovely quilts passing through my hands, sometimes I am reluctant to let them go!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

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