Posts tagged: Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler

Jan 17 2014

Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler Update

I thought I had published this post 10 days ago, but I just discovered that I hadn’t.  Oh well – better late than never.  🙂

Work has been absolutely crazy, but I am trying to fit in some sewing time.  I did manage to add another 10 blocks to my Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler bringing to total to 37.  Since there are 140 blocks, I still have a long way to go, but every block brings me one step closer.

This is my favorite block

010414   (1014x1024)and here is my least favorite.

010414C   (977x1024)I like the block pattern, but I think I did a poor job picking fabric.  The background is too busy and the half square triangles aren’t dark enough.  The next time I get back to this project, I plan on redoing this block.

I like how this one turned out.010414B   (1001x1024)All 37 blocks –

010414D   (1024x803)Poor Sylvia is going back into the closet.  I have a couple of other projects that have jostled to the head of the line, but this is a good start to a new year.


Dec 30 2013

Design Wall Monday 12-30-13

This looks to be my last quilt top for 2013.  I managed to find some time to sew more green & tan 9-patches during the Christmas holiday and this is what my design wall looked like on Friday.

123013    (835x1024)Saturday I finished the last four 9-patches and sewed the center of the quilt together.  Today the borders went on.

123013A  (875x1024)As you can see the quilt top (63.5″ x 76″) is larger than my design wall.  It is hard to get a good picture, but here is a close up that shows the background fabric better.

123113B   (1024x867)This project was not on my end-of-year goal list, but getting it completed did bring the total fabric used in 2013 to 100 yards which was a goal.

Next up is Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler – yes, I am sewing on this long-term project again.  The goal is to complete rows A & B.  This is block B-9.

123013C   (1011x1024)Check out all the quilty goodness at Patchwork Times.


Jun 11 2013

Bridal Sampler Update

I have finished 9 more blocks for a total of 27.


This has been an interesting project for me.  When I start making blocks, I think that I will make 15 or 20.  By the time 9 or 10 blocks are made, I am ready to move on to a new project.  My goal is to have 21 blocks finished by the end of this year – we will see how that works out.

Check out the grid on the right for the positions of all the finished blocks.


Apr 05 2012

Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler

One of my current WIP (Work-in-Progress) is Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler.  I pull this project out every 3 or 4 months and sew 6 or 7 blocks, then back into the closet it goes.  The colors are mostly cream, maroon and olive green.   It is a bit hard to see in the picture, but all these blocks have the sashing strips attached on the right side.  I found a cream stripe print which I really like for the sashing.  In my experience most quilters shy away from stripes, but they can add a wonderful sense of direction and movement to a quilt.

Here are a couple more finished blocks.

18 down – 122 to go.