The Brunswick Sampler

Posted on August 14, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in New Patterns, Quilts, What's New

Earlier this year, I was invited by Sew Sweet Quilt Shop to design the Block-of-the-Month quilt that they would use for their Saturday Sampler Club, which begins annually in September. I was thrilled and very honored that they asked me, and I set to work right away on my designs.

They offer their Block-of-the-Month in two different versions — one traditional, and one modern — but both quilts have the same blocks! Just different colors, and different settings.

So here is what I came up with for them . . . The Brunswick Sampler.

The Traditional version:TBrunswickSampler

And the Modern version:MBrunswickSampler

The Traditional version uses the Plum Sweet fabric line by Blackbird Designs for Moda. In this vertical setting, the quilt measures 91″ x 101″. The center panel is applique, but if you don’t want to do the applique, the pattern includes instructions for an alternate pieced version of a center panel that will fit in that spot. (Yep, Michelle, I did that just for you!)

The Modern version measures 74″ x 74″, and uses Moda’s Weave Texture in turquoise for the background, plus lots of bright scrappy fabrics for the blocks. It’s unusual setting leaves lots of negative space for oodles of modern quilting designs. And that’s just what I did to mine, too!

I named it The Brunswick Sampler because Sew Sweet Quilt Shop is located in the historic little town of Brunswick, Missouri. Inside the pattern, all the block names are derived from people and places in and around the town of Brunswick, such as Brunswick Star, Meyer Road, etc.

Also inside the pattern, in addition to the 12 block patterns, the applique patterns, and three different setting options, you’ll find lots of little extras that I won’t tell you about here. You’ll just have to get the pattern to see what those are!

The pattern is available only through Sew Sweet Quilt Shop, so either drop into the shop to get your copy, or check them out online and I’m sure they can ship it to you!

And if you live in the area, it’s still not too late to sign up for their Saturday Sampler Club, and do it as a Block-of-the-Month through the shop. Here — I’ll make it easy for you. Their phone number is 660.548.3056. Just give them a call, and sign up!

I did some of the photography in the town of Brunswick, so I’ll leave you with a few extra shots of the quilts.

Naturally, I had to get a picture of the quilt with the Giant Pecan. (All my friends know I have a thing for the Big Pecan — I even attended its birthday party last month!)PecannQuilt

Kaitlynn’s Deli and Ice Cream Shop — my favorite place to eat in Brunswick, and it’s right next door to the quilt shop!Kaitlynns

The Traditional version resting on a bench in Pecan Park:Bench

And here’s a shot of the back side of the Modern version, showing the quilting I did on it. So fun!ModernBack

So there you have it. Hie thee to Sew Sweet Quilt Shop and get in on this deal!



17 responses to “The Brunswick Sampler”

  1. Barbara says:

    I love the versatility of this quilt- how nice it looks in both versions! Great job.

  2. Andrea O'Brien says:

    Gorgeous! Both of them! I am in awe of your talent, vision, and ability to take a pattern and turn it into something totally different!

  3. Denniele says:

    Stunning! You are continually surprising. đŸ™‚

  4. Lori says:

    Nice job! Ya done good. đŸ˜‰

  5. Michele says:

    wow! Gorgeous, both of them. So different too. As my 2-yr old GD Finn would say “Good job!”.

  6. Janet Smith says:

    What an appropriate name for a really beautiful quilt. I’m excited to be a part of making the Brunswick Sampler. You do such excellent work, Shelly, and I am proud to know you.

  7. Kathy says:

    very nice. I love the traditional one. Of course I’m an old gal. Love the colors.

  8. Judy says:

    The traditional version is gorgeous! And I’m not a purple fan.

  9. Hope says:

    Just lovely, as always!

  10. Susan says:

    Wow. Either version is magnificent. I love the quilting on the modern one, and the bright colors, but I’m drawn to the applique and the traditional look of the other one. Beautiful quilts!

  11. Cassandra says:

    I love the traditional version! It’s gorgeous!!

  12. Rose Marie says:

    I love how the quilt gets to lay in so many different places…..practically a tour of Brunswick.

  13. Victoria says:

    I WANT YOUR TRADITIONAL ONE. LOVE IT!!! Well, log ether both, but I might have to snatch your traditional one next time I see you. just saying. đŸ˜‰

  14. Ann O. says:

    I’m really looking forward to making this quilt. I’ve signed up for the traditional version. It was hard to choose – they are both beautiful!!

  15. Barbara says:

    People need to see your quilting on the modern version up close! It is gorgeous! My choice is traditional though. We love our CQ!

  16. Jocelyn says:

    You are so creative and talented!

  17. Barb Bevell says:

    Oh, Shelly, they both took my breath away, but I’m leaning toward the Traditional one. WOW!!

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