Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tuesday Archives #74: Sampler Quilts

Hey Hello! Hello! and Happy Tuesday Archives! 
Val's Quilting Studio

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....to: Cnythia who blogs at: Quilting is More Fun Than Housework!!!
You are July's linky winner of a 15.00 gift certificate to Fabric N Quilts. 
(Coincidentially, it was your scrappy link, #20, under our Scrappy Quilt theme!!)
(Watch your email for the gift code!!)

Sooo...How is the Winner Chosen?

Here's what I did: 
I counted the number of total links in July. We had 180!! Mr. Random chose number 92.
I then started at the first link on  July 7th and counted forward.
On July 7th were numbers 1-52. Then, on July 14th the first link was counted as #53 and the last link was #71. So on July 21st, the first link was actually #72 and I counted until I hit #92. 
And because NO ONE is a loser...EVERYONE who linked gets a 5% discount to Fabric N Quilts.
Please just email me at vworksofheart@gmail.com and let me know one of the dates you linked and I will reply with the promo code. 

Thank you for rejuvinating your old posts here!
I know "digging" through our archives sometimes takes more time, thus I'm grateful to Shannon for coming aboard and supporting my idea of giving you guys a little extra incentive/reward. I mean, serously, what's a party without a little "door prize" right!
So, let's have the fun continue with today's theme:


This Saturday I will pick up the final month of my 2014-15 Saturday Sampler that my quilty friend and I have enjoyed attending this past year:
I continue to love this Bloomin' Fresh line by Deb Strain.
It's been rewarding to play with different blocks and gradually see my points, seams, piecing  and even color/fabric combining improve. (Though I admittably, reworked a couple.) I'm sure many of you have done some samplers, thus, I'm curious what you like most about them??


  1. Sampler quilts can be a lot of fun. I really like all the bright colors in yours.

  2. Thanks Val! Scraps are awesome! Not sure I have a sampler to link but I will see what I can find.

  3. I have sampler quilts (and other quilts too) I made from years ago before I blogged that I really need to photograph and put on my blog one of these days. Maybe if I get them posted this week I can add them here, lol!!

  4. Congrats to Cynthia for the July win! But even better, congrats to all of us (thanks to Val and Shannon) because we are all winners!

    Re: Samplers: your Saturday sampler is so cheery, Val. Have you decided how you will use the panel you bought with the sampler stash fabrics? Alternate blocks, sashing blocks/corner squares, borders, backing, label -- so many possibilities!! I think that's what's fun about samplers: besides learning (or getting better at) techniques and new block designs, they really make you think about going "out of the box" when you set them which you may not be as inspired to do when working with repetitive blocks.


I have to admit, your comments make me smile! Thanks for sharing and for letting me know you stopped by. I Hope your day is awesome!


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