Friday, December 20, 2013

A Recipe for a Modern Sampler Quilt

Gradually combine the ingredients for one chain link block.

Add a healthy dose of equilateral triangles.

 Chop twelve 3" curve blocks. Sew one. Set the remain ingredients aside. Permanantly. Seriously, these are just too small! 

Preheat (press) a double layer of freezer paper to preshrink. Cut random shapes and press to the wrong side of fabric. Cut 1/4" seam allowance.

Baste with a brush on exposed fabric. Fold over the freezer paper and heat set with an iron.

Remove the freezer paper.

Add a handful of rectangles with stitch and flip triangles.

Trim the fat.


Generously apply some strip piecing.

Combine with half square triangles.

Separate the dog ears.

Organize your ingredients.

It's alright to improvise.

Cut some freezer paper templates.

Apply the melon to your pickle dish.

Allow the components to stew.

Apply decorative flourishes.


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Creations by Nina-Marie


  1. Goodness you've been busy! The blocks all look really great together!

  2. "Trim the fat" - love it! The feathers caught my eye, I have yet to try them, yours look great.

  3. I love your humor... the project looks fun to.

  4. This is darling. I love your recipe? Can't wait to see the finished product.