Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sampler Quilt

This is called a sampler quilt, all the blocks are different, so it is a good way for a beginner to learn how to quilt. I pieced this quilt together when I was pregnant with Natalie. An amazing woman, Betty Rossiter, passed on her quilting knowledge to me and helped me with it. This lady has made literally hundreds, if not thousands, of quilts in her lifetime, and donated most of them. I was fortunate enough to have an "in" with her, and learned from the best! So now, three years later, it has been sent off to the quilters (they have a special machine that does all the decorative stitching on top of the quilt) and returned to me. I'm so excited to finally be able to display and use my first "real" quilt.





Some close ups so you can see the beautiful quilting that was done.


8 comments:

bethany said...

I love it Liss-amazing!! I need to meet someone like that who can teach me how to really quilt. It will make a great heirloom piece....

Annie said...

Wow Liss. It's so beautiful! I don't know what else to say. It's just so pretty.

Audra Bollard said...

So pretty! And so impressive that you made that. Maybe you will have to be my "in" when I finally get up the courage to learn how to sew! Any plans about where you'll put it?

stephanie said...

totally pretty. every time i see a pretty quilt i think i should start quilting. but it just seems so hard!

Holly said...

that is amazing. i was impressed with myself (the fourth of july skirts i mentioned the other night) until i saw this. nice job!

KatieB said...

gorgeous!

Natalie said...

You are so talented!

Coleen & Kelly said...

i love the quilt, it's beautiful. & i love the idea of a sampler... a little bit of everything. this might just be the motivation i need to get to work on my next project.

btw, in case we haven't mentioned it before... THANK YOU for linking to us, & for helping spread the just spotted love!

xoxo, K