Modern Sampler Quilt Along

I’ve been preoccupied with the kiddos school! I’ve somehow worked myself into updating the school website, resurrecting our school newsletter, starting a PTSA email group and making a PTSA webpage! Wow! Not sure what I was thinking really… But way before I signed up for all this, I joined the Modern Sampler Quilt Along with Salty Oat!

Quilt Along Image

The quilt is actually a design by Yoshiko Jinzenji, a Japanese quilter. I love the pops of color in the quilt, which is why I decided to take the plunge and go for it!


Does this look like me? It’s a bit more low volume than I am used too! But it’s been fun making all the blocks challenging myself to stay away from the solid brights!


The first block was Block A. Makes sense, huh! I think this might be my favorite one!


Block B. I set this up a paper pieced block. I’m not sure about this one. That center color seems a bit much…


Block C was actually like a tea cup and saucer. Or a coffee cup… I don’t like tea or coffee, so I didn’t want a tea or coffee cup in my quilt. I took off the handle hoping the shapes would read just as shapes. I think it worked!


Block D. Another one I turned into a paper pieced block so I didn’t have to measure anything!


And Block E. I like it! I’m two blocks behind…. So I need to catch up and make 2 more blocks to be caught up.


One thing I didn’t realize about this quilt is that each block is made of blocks with mitered corners borders… It’s good practice…. not that I was really wanting to practice Y seams. But I’m doing it. And sometimes I get corners like the one above. Just not quite right…


And other times they are right one and I do a little happy dance!


Here they are all laid out…


What do you think? Are you making it? Want to join in and get caught up??? Go for it!


  1. aquilterstable says:

    Nice! I like your pops of color! And my favorite block is E!

  2. Your blocks look great! I’d love to join the sew along but I have too many UFO’s. There’s so many great quilt alongs on at the moment and not enough time.

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