Friday, June 9, 2017

ABC Sampler Finale

The ABC Sampler Quilt top is done.  The latest addition is the top border consisting of two angels, two flowers, some flying geese, and the quilt name.  It was difficult for my husband to hold the quilt for a picture so we just had to do with what we got.





Lori should have her quilt top posted also.  You can see it here.  Cheri Payne is retiring so the pattern will very soon not be available for purchase.  I should give fair warning......this pattern lacks in some of the measurements and though there are pictures of various parts of the quilt, some are rather dark and hard to figure out.  Cheri did the patterns for a set of classes she was teaching so I am sure it was easier to understand if you were a participant.  Lori and I found a picture of a completed quilt on the internet and used it for guidance.  And we found a blog that had good photos of many parts of the quilt that person was making.

I certainly enjoyed doing a sew-along with Lori.  Though the schedule for the various sections was not set in stone, we encouraged each other along the way and completed the top in a reasonable period of time.

Thank you for taking time to visit my blog.  I enjoy reading your comments.


40 comments:

Julierose said...

sUCH A GREAT FINISH--i LOVE HOW THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO FIND IN YOUR QUILT JUST LOVELY HUGS, jULIEROSE

Cathy said...

Karen this quilt is so beautiful. Wish I could have joined you and Lori on this one. Hugs

Jeanna said...

It is nice to have someone to sew along with and encourage each other. Your ABC quilt is gorgeous! Congratulations on another beautiful finish.

Lori said...

It looks great Karen! Thanks for the boost to keep sewing!!

Dixie said...

Your quilt is so awesome! Congrats on the finish!

cucki said...

Your quilt is so beautiful
I love you x

belarmina said...

Karen muy bonito tu trabajo,
es alentador coser con amigas.
pasare por el blog de Lori
buen fin de semana

Debby Dodds said...

Congratulations on a terrific finish - your quilt is amazing and I love how individual it so quickly becomes. It has been fun watching you and Lori move along through each block. I'm wondering what you are thinking about doing for the quilting finish? Thanks again for sharing this journey!!

Colleen said...

It turned out fabulous!!! Love it, Karen!!

Loris said...

This is wonderful! I love the cat in front of the schoolhouse block. What a treasure!

CecileD said...

Congratulations for this beautiful finish Karen ! You've done an incredible work !

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Sweet as can be. Great job!

Roxanne said...

These quilts have been great to watch grow--beautiful and such fun too!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Well--you and Lori did a good job of finding all the right patterns and photos to go by--your quilt is so lovely and you have special fond memories of doing it with a friend--Lori's came out well too--
so --
now what are you 2 gals going to do for fun???
enjoy the moments, di

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Karen, The quilt turned out splendidly. My hubby doesn't always enjoy holding quilts for pictures when they are an awkward size. Your hubby did a great job. Do you have your next big project all planned out? --Andrea

Robin said...

What an accomplishment! I am so delighted by your quilt. It looks like it was so fun to make and it has been such fun following your progress. Cheri's patterns sure are a challenge to follow. I have a kit (the Americana one) that is waiting it's turn. I think you made some of the blocks too. You just have to go into one of her projects with the cut to fit - make do attitude. Thanks for taking me on this sampler adventure. Fun - fun!

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh Karen it's amazing! I adore the scrappiness of it!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Congratulations Karen on this big finish!

Barbara said...

It's so nice to have a quilting buddy :) Great finish!

sunny said...

What a work of art! Every time I try to make a quilt along with a friend, they always quit. I guess I need new friends??

Janet said...

Great finish. You and Lori have such patience. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Such a sweet quilt and so packed with meaning. Congratulations on a great finish!

Danice said...

Another pretty quilt Karen. That pattern is so cute. Yours looks amazing :)

WoolenSails said...

I love how it came out and so many beautiful blocks, see something new each time I look.

Debbie

Janet O. said...

Fun to get lost in this, studying the blocks, and following the ABCs. : )
I've enjoyed watching the progress you and Lori have made on this quilt. Love how much plaid you used.
Great finish, Karen!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Another fun one--love it. I think you and Lori did a great job of figuring out the quilt!

---"Love" said...

Such an interesting quilt! So much to see there. You did a great job getting it all together. I don't think I'd have had enough patience. ---"Love"

Kyle said...

Your finish is fun, funky and fabulous.

Raewyn said...

Sewing along with others is fun and inspiring, not to mention motivating...and Wow, you have a gorgeous quilt top as well!

Little Penpen said...

Wonderful!!! Congrats! On a beautiful finish! I'm not ordering the pattern because I KNOW this quilt is way beyond my skill level!!! I will admire yours and be happy!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Such a great quilt. You did an excellent job on this one! It feels so good to finish a quilt doesn't it Karen. What is next on your list?

sandi s said...

It is gorgeous, just my kind of quilt! I also love the picture of the flower basket at the top of your blog. Hugs,

audrey said...

It's like an I-spy quilt! So much fun to see this one as a complete quilt top! Lots of details and hard work!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I have enjoyed watching the progress on this one over time ; congratulations on the quilt top finish! :)

Mia said...

It is such a lovely quilt!

Radka said...

It's beautiful; you have done so well, considering the problems along the way :-)
xx

Purple Pam said...

Your sampler quilt is lovely. I like the way you set all these different size blocks together.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Stunning, stunning - really love how this one turned out. I hope Cheri will get completely well and come back out of retirement, that's my prayer anyway.

Susan - No-reply by choice. said...

It's a wonderful quilt. Even using the same pattern and working together, you have different quilts. Congratulations on finishing the top!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Congratulations... your ABC Sampler is absolutely Amazing!