Summer Sampler

Drum roll please! After two years I finally finished my Summer Sampler! Horray!

I made the quilt top during the summer of 2011 with Faith (Fresh Lemons quilts), Lee (Freshly Pieced) and Katie (Swim Bike Quilt) and their Summer Sampler quilt along. I really wanted this quilt to also be a free-motion sampler and that is one of the reasons I waited to quilt it. I wanted to practice and make sure I knew what I was going to do for each block. So this year on May long weekend I did nothing but quilt quilt quilt for 3 days! This quilt is really dense with stitching but I am so proud of what I did! I'm finally able to post the pictures of my final quilt! I used all kinds of colors of my lovely 50wt Aurifil thread. I think the pictures speak for themselves.

The spinning feathered star I quilted in the center of the last start (block 12) is my favourite! I love how it turned out! In the border I did a hooked swirl scroll that I learned in Angela Walters Free-Motion Quilting book.
I wanted to add a little pizzazz to the binding so I putting in a little row of scraps in for a point of interest.
I really liked my flying geese motif separating the columns of blocks so I carried this over into the label on the back. I printed the logo and information on my printer, it looks light in the photo but its better in person. And then I added the date into the border by quilting pebbles around the numbers that I drew with a disappearing pen. You can still see some of the pen in this picture but its all faded now. It was really a lot of work to do that but I absolutely love how that turned out!

I couldn't be more pleased with how this quilt turned out! It's my best work so far! I love the quilting, the design, the layout, the blocks, the colors! I am really excited to finally share it with you all! I learned a lot while making this quilt and I had a lot of fun being part of the quilt along and Flickr group in 2011.



  1. OH MY WORD!!!! Kerrie!!!! SO incredible!!!! This is amazing!!!!!!! I just love it SO much – makes me want to go and practice practice practice my FMQing! Great job!!!!

  2. Absolutely LOVE it!!

  3. Wow your free motion quilting is amazing!

  4. Amazing! You are so so so talented!

  5. Tennille says:

    So incredibly beautiful! You did a phenomenal job.

  6. wow Kerrie. Really amazing. I’ve always loved this quilt, even before you quilted it, but now? WOW, it is crazy good. You are so so gifted.

  7. Amazing! It is gorgeous.

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