Thursday, 21 January 2016

Sister Sampler Quilts Blog Hop

Today is my stop on the Sister Sampler Quilts Blog Hop.  This wonderful book is written by AnneMarie Chany from Gen X Quilters - you can find out more about the book right here.

The book gives a modern twist to traditional sampler quilts by taking twenty-five traditionally pieced blocks and pairing them each with a "sister" block that is different to the original in fabric placement or colour layout. 

And putting these pairs of sister blocks together within the quilt creates added interest to the finished sampler as you can see below in the first of the samplers showcased in the book.  

In the another of the samplers in the book, the colour placement within the blocks is reversed in the sister blocks to create a whole different effect again.  

I think the thing that really sets this book apart for me is the beautiful sampler quilt layouts - AnneMarie has moved away from the traditional simpler 5 x 5 rows layout to create new and imaginative sampler designs. 

In addition to the blocks and the sampler quilts, there are extensive "how to" sections at the end of the book so that this would make a great book for a beginner as well as someone with extensive quilting knowledge and experience.  

If you would like to find out more about this wonderful new book, head on over to all the other stops on the blog hop tour which are listed out below.  

Monday, January 18  
AnneMarie Chany / Gen X Quilters - Introduction
Sara Lawson / Sew Sweetness

Tuesday, January 19 
Leah Day / Free Motion Project
Brenda Ratliff / Just A Bit Frayed

Wednesday, January 20
Faith Jones / Fresh Lemons Quilts
Angela Pingel / Cut To Pieces

Thursday, January 21
Lynne Goldsworthy / Lily's Quilts
Amy Friend / During Quiet Time

Friday, January 22
Christa Watson / Christa Quilts
Violet Craft

Monday, January 25
Lee Heinrich / Freshly Pieced
Melissa Corry / Happy Quilting

Tuesday, January 26
Karen Lewis / Karen Lewis Textiles
Amy Gibson / Stitchery Dickory Dock

Wednesday, January 27
Sherri McConnell / A Quilting Life
Melissa Mortensen / Polka Dot Chair

Thursday, January 28
Heather Valentine / The Sewing Loft

Friday, January 29
Cindy Wiens / Live A Colorful Life
AnneMarie Chany / Gen X Quilters - Wrap Up


  1. wow this looks like a wonderfully fun book
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  2. I love these sampler quilts ~ the placement of the blocks on the two shown are perfect!

  3. Lynne, Thank you for sharing in Sister Sampler. What beauty in each and to think I've never played w/color placement that way...I'm stepping outside for once! Loving the diagonal placement too, vs row by row, block beside block. Happy Friday!


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