Thursday, December 14, 2017

City Sampler Finish!!

I'm so excited to finally be sharing my City Sampler quilt with you today! This quilt has been in the making since August 2016 when I participated in the #100days100blocks QAL organized by Angie at Gnome Angel.

This is also my 5th finish off the 2017 FAL list for Q4!!

Each of the 100 blocks was pieced with scraps in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, black, brown, purple and pink. I chose to sash the blocks with Kona Ash which makes the colours really pop.

I had a lot of fun fussy cutting some of the fabrics in the blocks...

For the quilting, I rented some time on a mid-arm machine at Atelier Fiber Arts. That was crazy fun! I used my trusty Aurifil in Dove (50 wt) for the quilting.

The backing is a wide back I ordered last year, when I first finished this quilt top.

I'm so thrilled with my City Sampler, there's just no way I'm parting with this one. It is staying right here with me and it just might become my new bed quilt once it's not so cold anymore! A cotton quilt just won't do when it's -25 degrees outside!!

Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern: City Sampler by Tula Pink
  • Size: 85" square 
  • Fabrics: All scraps and Kona Ash for the sashing 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 in 50 wt 
  • Recipient: Me!!

I will be celebrating this finish with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and with Busy Hands Quilting for TGIFF!


  1. -25 degrees?!?!? BRR! It is beautiful and the backing is great. Congratulations on completing this long term project. :)

  2. Oh this is wonderful! Congratulations on such a big finish! My City Sample is one of my favorites still.

  3. This is stunningly amazing. Congrats on the wonderful finish. I enjoy quilting on my mid arm. You did great on this. I really like the texture from your floral quilting design.

  4. Beautiful! You remind me that I need to get busy on my City Sampler.

  5. So spectacular! You have really done an amazing job on this. I love the colors and the placement!

  6. Awesome. The sashing does make the colours pop. We haven't gotten that cold yet, but there's supposed to be snow coming tonight.

  7. I love how you placed the colours, Izzy!! What an amazing finish, which must feel even more amazing to have finished ;)

  8. This is gorgeous! I love the Kona Ash. I already put that on my “quilt shop” list so I can make a quilt with that background!! Love how it just makes the colors POP!

  9. Congrats! on your quilt finish. LOVE those fussy cut blocks!!!