A slight obsession with books

Crafts, cats and books

Sampler quilt – block #01


I have a plan. The husband has expressed a desire for a quilt for the bed but I don’t want to commit myself to a full-scale project just yet. I’m having fun trying out new techniques and designs and want to play at doing lots of different things. Also I’m still working on sewing in a straight line. I think there’s some improvement but still room for a lot more.

So, as one of the things that I want to do is try the Blocks of the month in the quilting magazine that I’ve subbed to, as well as any others that take my fancy, I thought I’d do them all in matching colours and make a quilt out of them once I have enough. It’ll be a sort of sampler quilt with lots of different blocks in it.

The freebie that came with one of the issues of Love Patchwork and Quilting was a booklet with 20 different blocks in it so I’ve started by making one from there that I loved as soon as I saw it. It’s an Ohio Star and was fun to make.


Ok, so it’s a bit wonky. I really need to work on that. I hadn’t made any QSTs before, or HSTs come to that so that was something new to learn. One pair of the QSTs came out rather nicely lined up, the other pair, not so much. I thought I’d got my seams lined up so I think it may have slipped before I sewed.

How the rest of it went wonky, I have no idea. I was getting quite enthusiastic once I’d got the squares all ready and may  not have checked what I was doing as much as I should have. Still, it’s a block and it looks quite star-like. I’m happy with it for a first go.

I’m no nearer getting a refund on my cutting board and ruler that I ordered from Ebay. The seller, who is aware that the parcel is lost, has told Ebay that it was delivered and has won the case. I’m getting a bit frustrated with it all now. I’m not giving up yet though.


Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

2 thoughts on “Sampler quilt – block #01

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment - I love to read them.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.