Barbara Brackman’s Sampler Blocks

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Barbara Brackman is writing two sampler quilts this year.  One is based on the Underground Railroad (Thread of Memory), and the other on Jane Austen (Austen Family Album)

.   The history and stories that Barbara includes in her block postings makes visiting her blogs a must read, the blocks are a bonus!  She always gives pictures of how different fabrics can make up variations of the blocks.

I’ve missed out on her previous sampler block series, and this year I wanted to make sure I got involved!  It seemed I needed dental surgery to kick my butt into gear :).  Recovering from the complex tooth extraction, I muddled about until I finally came up with a combination of fabrics for Austen Family Album; I’ll be making these in a 9″ block size as I’m not entirely sure I have enough fabric for 36 – 12″ blocks!

austen family album

 

Then, I thought about making Threads of Memory as a one colour quilt, but the block designs didn’t really lend itself to that.   So I decided to use two neutrals and a colour, which works for me !  These I’ll be sewing as 6″ blocks, to make a wallhanging of some kind.

threads of memory

 

After my success with finally coming up with successful fabric combinations from my stash, I put this little group together for Pam Buda’s Market Day Sew Along.  Pretty good I think!

 

heartspun quilts  market day

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