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Monday, January 23, 2023

Shades of Blue in a Sampler

 Welcome
to
the first day of the
Shades of Blue
Sew It Show It Challenge.

I'm happy to kick things off with my
Shades of Blue Sampler Quilt.


Skill builders like sampler quilts are so fun
and
I created this one just to play with some quilt block designs.


9 fat quarters of Kona Solids in shades of blue with some careful cutting,
became
31 quilt blocks and a 
54" x 72" throw.

The plan was to offer the pattern now, but I'm planning a sew-along in the future for this one.

So, stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, it was so fun to take pictures in the snow...




After all, it's all about shades of blue this week
and what better background for blues than white?


Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

You can check out the
Pinterest Board
to stay up to date, too.


The week will definitely be blue skies ahead!


#ShadesofBlueSewitShowit

38 comments:

Susan said...

What a beautiful idea! I love all those shades of blue.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Beautiful pattern and look forward to a sew along with it.

lynn said...

This is a great idea. I love it. I'm sewing a scrappy blue top at present, and it is fun. Thanks Carla.

Stitchin At Home said...

Love your quilt, great idea!

Anna brown said...

Very very pretty ty for sharing your ideas

Calicojoan said...

Beautiful blue sampler, beautiful blue sky...You have certainly covered all the shades of blue with this one. The snow really sets off the colors too! Thanks for hosting a hop that will take us all out of our blues!

Annie said...

I love your shades of blue quilt! It would make a great sew along and easy to follow. You’ve got me thinking about how I might use fabrics in the sew along. Hope to see you then!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Gorgeous quilt Carla! It really shows of the many hues of blue well.

Carol said...

Wow! Lovely quilt, Carla! I'm looking forward to the sew along and hope to participate!

tink's mom said...

Sew along, to make this quilt, count me in. It is beautiful and the snow and sun really pop the various blues. Great start to this challenge.

Vicki in MN said...

I always enjoy seeing what you come up with for the hops. Another great one for sure!

suz said...

this quilt is wonderful - what a great way to do a sampler quilt! Love the idea of a SAL!

LJ said...

Gorgeous! Love the 'shades' in your quilt as well as all the different blocks. So perfect.

Sara said...

Wow! A really fun blue and white quilt. The colors look amazing out in the snow and sunshine.

Kathleen said...

What a fun quilt - the gradations of blue, the blocks and the stripes - just gorgeous! Its a great modern sampler. And thanks for hosting this fun hop....can't wait to see all the blue beauties.

Danette said...

You have made such a beautiful blue sampler! So lovely!

Carol S. said...

This a gorgeous quilt of blue! You are so amazing at design quilts. Thank you for sharing!

Turid said...

So pretty quilt in the snow. I love blue and white.

Inflorescencedesigns said...

A beautiful sampler quilt. I love the color strips between each of the blocks.

Karrin Hurd said...

Gorgeous sampler quilt! I love it, and blue is one of my favorite colors. Thanks so much for hosting this hop!

works4me said...

Love your sampler in blue. That is a QAL I would actually join. :)

Quilting Gail said...

BEAUTIFUL sampler quilt!!!!
I LOVE it!

Deonn said...

Carla, this is stunning, especially in the snowy background! Love it - I'd definitely be interested in a sew-along.

Charlene McCain said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love the various colors of blues you used. Can’t wait to see this as a quilt-along. What fun!

Susan said...

Coming back to look again, I realized how you alternated straight blocks and blocks with angles - subtle and so cool!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a gorgeous quilt Carla!! <3

The Joyful Quilter said...

Very cool quilt, Carla!! working my way thru today's participants. Thanks for hosting this event!

GranChris said...

Beautiful quilt.

Leah said...

This is fantastic! I love all the different blocks and strips fading from dark to light!

Paula Louceiro said...

What a wonderful work. I loved it.
And the photos are amazing!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great quilt!

beaquilter said...

just gorgeous!

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

What a gorgeous quilt!! I love that bright blue against the snow. Great photo and wonderful finish!

LJ said...

Thanks, Carla, for putting this hop together for us. It's always fun to see the projects that everyone creates. Work for you but so much fun for us. Thank you.

Sumac said...

Very pretty! Blue is one of my favorite colors.

Danice G said...

Your blue quilt is gorgeous! Love your photos too.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

This is just so pretty!! I love blues, but having them *shade* like that is amazing!!

Carol Andrews said...

Carla this has to be my favourite Sampler quilt! I love it! I’m looking forward to the QAL! Thank you for one of my favourite themes ever! 😉