Mod Sampler Quilt: Updated

I finished my first quilt ever for Oh Fransson’s quilt along!  This was so much fun to make, and I love how it turned out!


I’ve decided to add this quilt to Park City Girl’s Quilt Festival!  What a great idea!  So, in light of that, I’m updating this post by adding the “story” of this quilt.

I think that there will always be something special about one’s first quilt.   The Mod Sampler was my first quilt.  I have been inspired by quilting for awhile now, whether it was living vicariously through blogs and magazines or admiring my friend’s lovely creations, I knew that there must one day come a time when I tried my hand out at quilting.  When Oh, Fransson decided to sponsor a Quilt Along, I knew this was the perfect opportunity for me.

Although I didn’t follow her time schedule exactly, I found her instructions and resources to be so easy to follow and enjoyable.  Once I finished this quilt I had such a strong sense of accomplishment!  It still makes me so happy to see it draping over my couch.  I already have plans for my second quilt, and I know that this was only the beginning of a wonderful friendship between myself and quilting. 

I hope you enjoy my quilt and can find some inspiration out of it!







I can tell that this will be the first of many quilts to come!

Happy Easter!


32 Responses

  1. It is quite amazing! Great work and beautiful! Love, Mom

  2. It’s gorgeous!! What lovely work. I just love quilting. I would almost always rather work on one–I’m not sure what it is about it. Hope you had a nice Easter.

  3. It turned out great! Love the quilted top. Will you show me how to do that? xxoo

  4. Yay! You did it! It looks so good, I’m proud of you! Better start working on one for baby boy!

  5. This quilt is just fantastic! I love it!

  6. It looks great! Hard to believe it’s your first. You have a gift!

  7. Wow! Your FIRST quilt??!! Amazing! Such a great job! I happen to LOVE this one! Thanks for sharing and being brave enough to try something new! Good for you!

  8. It really did turn out lovely 🙂

  9. Just gorgeous! 🙂

  10. Oh my you did an incredible job. Love your color combinations. Keep up the good work!

  11. Beautiful!! I love the colors you chose. It’s very soothing – reminds me of the ocean.

  12. Simply beautiful. I love anything Amy Butler.

  13. Lovely quilt!

  14. it looks like so much work and love went into your quilt. it’s one of my favorites!

  15. Great detail work. I love the muted tones which give the quilt a whole different feel from the ones in the tutorial.

  16. Great quilt! Enjoy this fabulous festival

  17. Another addict!! yeah 🙂 I’m kidding – I love your quilt, the prints you chose for your first quilt are great! And free-motion too – very nice. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  18. This was a terriffic quilt-along by Oh Fransson.
    You did a great job.
    Andi 🙂

  19. It’s a lovely quilt. I just adored the machine quilting!

  20. So well done! Congratulations.

  21. Love it! I’m so afraid of free motion, it’s ridiculous!

  22. Wow, thats stunning. What a beautiful first quilt. I really love the fabrics you’ve chosen.

  23. Gorgeous quilt! Well done and here’s to many more!

  24. wow, what a great job for your first quilt, i love the colours you chose.

  25. For a first try, you did an outstanding job. Love the colors and you did a great job stippling. Keep up the good work, you’re obviously a natural.

  26. Very impressive quilt, especially for a first effort! Congratulations!

  27. Love the colors. Beautiful quilt.

  28. I love the colors of this quilt. Love it!!!

  29. I really love your quilt!! it is sooo beautiful. Wish I could have one just like it. And your corners are perfect!!!!

  30. This is sucha gorgeous quilt!

  31. Lovely! Thanks for sharing this and good luck in the giveaway!!

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