Sampler Quilt with Sixty Degree Triangles

Sampler with a difference

Remember when patchwork quilts were often sampler quilts?

A sampler quilt is where each block is different, so that the quiltmaker can try new techniques. When I was teaching patchworkers in the late 1980s, I taught several sampler quilt classes. Students could increase their quiltmaking skills speedily without making many quilts.

Samplers seem to have gone out of fashion, but sometimes they are exactly what is needed when you want to learn new techniques.

While searching out all my sixty degree trangle pieces for writing an online class, I found this top which I made by putting together all my teaching samples from the travelling Sixty Dgree Triangle worshops over several years.

I hung the quilt top on the design wall and was surprised how much I liked it. It was assembled to make carting the samples around easier, but it now needs to be quilted, as it is really attractive, don’t you think?

Sixty Degree Sampler Quilt

Former quilt artist, now a painter having a great time creating art! For more than thirty years, I have been teaching (make that enthusing) people about making quilts, and am now retired! And now I make art every day!

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