Monday, 27 January 2014

Quilty Stiches Sampler

It's funny how as soon as I start something I almost immediately made a mistake. I decided to participate in Little Miss Shabby's Quilty Stitches Sampler Along and was so excited. I used my daughter's sweater as my inspiration for the colors, and when the kids were lying down for bed, I used the light from the hallway to start my Swoon block. Then I got back on the website a week later (when I finally finished the first block) and saw that the layout was four blocks by four--each 25 stitches wide. But when I planned it out in the beginning, for some reason I only thought it was 3 blocks wide!!! So, my Swoon block is too far towards the center to fit 4 on a row.  So now, I guess I will only be making 15 of the 20 blocks (oh my gosh, I read it wrong again!!! I will be making only 9 of the 16 blocks!). But how will I choose? Look at all these cute blocks...

If you want to participate, there's a flickr group or you could post on instagram #quiltystitches.

Have a great week everyone!


  1. This is so cute! Make sure you do the barn and the geese! :)

  2. Mistakes really make things our own. Also, I like seeing how everybody is stitching their block differently.

  3. Okay, I might end up posting on every entry for a while, but I have to say that I love that you were inspired by your daughter's sweater. I'm always looking at my kids' clothes thinking, "That would be a great color scheme for a quilt." Glad I'm not the only one.

    And you are so not alone when it comes to making mistakes like this. Sadly, not alone at all. But good luck choosing. I'd for sure do the barn block. LOVE that one!


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