Welcome to my Loyal Union Sampler Blog
Beautiful civil war era blocks. Her Loyal Union Sampler finished 98" x 98", and has 121, 6 inch blocks. My sampler will not be 121 blocks! I want to finish my first sampler in "my lifetime". LOL
So, I am going to start with 36, 6" blocks. I went thru the book and chose blocks that weren't particularly difficult. Leaving the remaining blocks for some future date.
My timeline is to have these 36 blocks finished within 2 years. Which puts it at 18 blocks a year. This sounds like a doable thing as I write this, but as we all know, life has a way of screwing up things for us.
Thinking further about this, my goal is to have this quilt machine pieced and hand quilted by my guild's next quilt show in October of 2016. So ... I will have to shorten my timeline on this to maybe 22 months. Giving myself at least a month to hand quilt it. Oh my ... I think I am already behind.
I would love to hear about your journey with the Loyal Union Sampler. Maybe you've already completed yours, or maybe you are also in the process of working on one; or, you would also want to start one. If so, please leave any tips you found useful, or any comments to help us out.
I have my fabrics picked for my first block, now which of the 36 blocks do I choose first? Decisions, decisions, decisions. Please come back to see what my first block turned out to be.
Until we meet again,
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