Finish It Up Friday!

I am so excited to share my finished City Sampler with you! As you may recall, Daughter #1 gave me Tula Pink’s City Sampler book for my birthday. I started making blocks on March 18th. I finished the hand sewing of the binding on April 21st. Here is the book:


And here is my finished quilt! 

I ended up making only 48 blocks. I would like to hang this in my office at work so it couldn’t get too big. I really had fun with the quilting. I used 9 different colors of thread, all ️Glide from FIL-Tec. Here are some detail shots: 


I used some rulers and templates but most of this is freehand.  


Before I take it to work, I am going to enjoy it in my sewing room for a while. 

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Richard and Tanya Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Lizzie Leonard.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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29 Responses to Finish It Up Friday!

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  2. Anja says:

    It’s beautiful!! You did an awesome job.

  3. It looks great! Way to go!

  4. Sharon says:

    Your quilting is just fabulous!!

  5. Great colors and I love the quilting in the white. Lovely.

  6. Carol says:

    You are fast! I love the setting and the quilting is really cool.

  7. Fabulous quilting, Katy. The flow of the quilting shows how much fun you had, and really brings the white to life.

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks.
    Love, Muv

  8. Kathleen says:

    WOW!! You’re gonna have a lot of visitors to your office once you hang this! Love it.

  9. Pauline says:

    Wow – you finished this quickly! It is gorgeous and I really like the City Blocks layout for your city blocks – you are so clever! Your quilting is amazing.

  10. molly brown says:

    This is stunning. Your quilting is gorgeous and fresh and goes so nicely with the design! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Gwyned says:

    What a stunning quilt. I love the palette, layout and your quilting is stunning!

  12. Cindy says:

    Beautiful and your quilting is fabulous.

  13. Andrée says:

    Your quilt and FMQ is stunning. Awesome!

  14. eleanor says:

    Love it! The quilting looks like so much fun 🙂 Congrats on your beautiful finish.

  15. Sandra B says:

    Beautiful quilt!! Love the setting you used…really makes the blocks stand out, individually! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Patti P says:

    Wow Katy, this is fabulous!

  17. Snowcatcher says:

    Wow, did that ever turn out wonderful! What a great pattern, perfect colors and eye-popping quilting!

  18. msminnesota says:

    PS – and a month? Really? That’s all??? Very impressive!

  19. msminnesota says:

    Looks great! I particularly love the quilting!

  20. Louise says:

    Great job. What a wonderful array of blocks, color and a true sampler of quilting designs!
    Thank you for sharing.

  21. knitnkwilt says:

    You had lots of white space to play in. I really like what quilting did for the plain top green block.

  22. Lara B. says:

    Katy, your City Sampler is breathtaking! And the quilting you did – Wow! The whole thing just knocks my socks off!

  23. Mari says:

    How cheerful! Sure to brighten up any workspace. And the quilting! Beautiful, as always!

  24. Jayne says:

    I am in love! This is amazing and I’m so happy to see it finished! You did a beautiful job Katy!

  25. Lois says:

    It’s just FABULOUS, Katy! And the quilting…WOW!

  26. I knew I was going to like this one but wow!!! I love it, gorgeous Katy!

  27. redeemedsheep says:

    Jaw dropping stunning!!

  28. Bev Parrish - Goodyear, AZ says:

    So beautiful!!!! When you displayed it on your design wall, I thought…..\well I sure couldn’t decide what I thought. But WOW!!!!!! what a difference the quilting you’ve done has made. I just can’t believe how stunning it is. You sure have a great eye for what design needs to be done on your quilts. Heck with jealous co-workers, I’m jealous.

  29. This is gorgeous! And your quilting is stunning! I love that you used such a variety of motifs. This quilt will certainly add colors and interest to your office. And your coworkers will be jealous. 🙂

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