Karee’s Sampler Quilts

Longarm quilter Angela Huffman added a simple meander to Karee's two sampler quilts.

Karee was busy this summer and fall working on quilts for Christmas. These two sampler or block of the month quilts were two of five(!) quilts I quilted for her in just the last few months.

Longarm quilter Angela Huffman added a simple meander to Karee's two sampler quilts.

On this blue and purple quilt, it looks like Karee was playing a lot with triangles and half square triangles in particular. I really enjoy the colors in this quilt. I find those cool blues, greens, and purples very calming. I’m also intrigued by this floral backing fabric she brought in. I’ve seen it a few times in other quilts this year. Doesn’t it remind you of a warm tropical island?

Longarm quilter Angela Huffman added a simple meander to Karee's two sampler quilts.

Longarm quilter Angela Huffman added a simple meander to Karee's two sampler quilts.

Her second quilt looks a little more square – it looks like she tried many different ways to breakdown a square. And again, she found a really interesting backing fabric. I can’t decide what I think this is – a spider’s web or a network of nerves?

green backing

On both of these quilts I added a basic meander. When a piecer worked this hard I don’t want the quilting to steal the show. I also really like to use an Omni thread on these kinds of quilts. Omni is a Tex 30 (approximately 40 weight) thread with a simple matte finish. When you find the perfect color for your quilt it can just blend right in!

Longarm quilter Angela Huffman added a simple meander to Karee's two sampler quilts.Longarm quilter Angela Huffman added a simple meander to Karee's two sampler quilts.

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