Category Archives: Patchwork

Theme quilts and books

When it comes to designing a quilt it can sometimes help to go with a theme – especially for a sampler or a block of the month – such as ‘seaside’, ‘houses’, ‘trees’. You then have the entertaining task of finding blocks that fit the theme, that ‘go’ together, that perhaps make use of different…

Planning a Sampler Quilt: Part 1 – fabrics

A “Sampler Quilt” is one which has many different blocks, usually separated by sashing strips. They are very popular with those who like to experiment (or get bored easily), as you only do each block once, and can have a lot of fun trying out something new. Often, they are provided in a “Block of…