Sunday, February 23, 2014

And It Was Free!

Last June, when I attended the Grand Old Flag event at Country Sampler in Spring Green, I was lucky enough to win this door prize.
It's a stack of Fat Quarters of every fabric in the American Spirit line, which is designed by Jeanne at Country Sampler.  I was thrilled to win this!

One of our teachers for that event was Paula Barnes of Red Crinoline Quilts, and she gave a door prize of one of her patterns to each of us.  The one I chose was Second Hand Clothes.  After I got home from the event, I decided to make Second Hand Clothes from all the dark prints in this line of fabric.

This quilt is done and on the bed! 
It's a big quilt, and I couldn't get a picture of the whole thing.  This is a double bed, and it's plenty big for it.  I think it was 85" x 93".  I quilted it myself on my Juki, with a wool batting.  The quilting isn't perfect, but I love it anyway.  And it was free!  (If you don't count the muslin, batting, backing, and spool and a half of thread.)

This was a very easy pattern - it would be a great pattern to teach someone to quilt.  It's all just squares and rectangles, with triangles on the borders.  I had a great time making it.  Working with a nice line of fabric like this is just so pleasant!


  1. I adore your quilt! It would be a perfect stash buster, and it sure looks wonderful with those fabrics! Your quilting is superb!

  2. What a wonderful quilt, my dear! I love that you tackle all the quilting yourself. (No "Collaborative" categories for you!) I must learn to do more of this for myself in the coming months. Hope to see you very soon.

  3. Free is my favorite price - and your quilt is absolutely wonderful!

  4. That quilt is gorgeous! And, what a generous door prize! Country Sampler is one of my favorite quilt shops. I have the pattern for the pillow too... need to get stitching on that here... after Snow Days... lol! ;-)

  5. Beautiful! What a wonderful reminder of a generous prize from one of the best quilt shops in the Midwest! And bravo for tackling the quilting on your own!

  6. Makes me want to come and visit just to see it in person!

  7. That's a great prize! You made a beautiful quilt out of it. If you only used the darks, what are you going to make with the rest of them?