When I started this big project called Farmer’s Wife, I didn’t plan to post about it only, and not have any other quilt themes besides. But as it turned out, not until 93 posts later, I am finally able to write about another project, my first finished quilt for this year.
It’s another sampler—indeed! And I call it Dreaming in 3D
I stumbled upon Teresa’s tutorial for this textured quilt sampler at her blog mypatchwork.wordpress.com. At first, I thought I would sew along two or three of these very fun squares. But I soon got hooked and wanted to do every single one of the 25 patterns. I never smocked fabric before, or sewed tucks in so many variations, and I learned so much during the process. I extremely enjoyed making these squares.
20 of them made it in my quilt. Against my usual practice, I machine quilted it, using a polychromatic sewing cotton my sister once gave me.
You might enjoy looking at each square in detail.
Centred tucks with bow ties
Cross pin tucks
Diamond pin tucks
Double controlled pleats
Double controlled pleats with ripple effect
Gathered double edged ruffles
Lotus flower smocking
Prairie points pinwheel
Puff gathering (my favourite)