perfect 10 quilt - a finish

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The Perfect 10 Quilt Along sampler is finished! It sure feels great to have this done just before Christmas - it’s the perfect way to wrap up this year. (Ok, I might have two more finishes coming soon… but this one counts, too!)

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The time really flew by… just making a few blocks each week really added up to a whole quilt much faster than I expected. And sometimes, we all need make a quick quilt.

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What I love most about making sampler quilts is that I get to try out lots of different blocks. And some of those blocks could end up in a future project. The Perfect 10 Quilts book from It’s Sew Emma has 16 blocks that can be made into 16 different quilts… or mash them up into one wonderful sampler. I think that a quilt full of those “Neapolitan” bow tie block would be perfect. (You can see a preview of all of the quilts on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.)

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And let’s not forget about how much fun it can be to select the fabrics for each block! All of the quilts in Perfect 10 Quilts start with a layer cake of 10” squares. I used Kristyne Czepuryk’s Guest Room (and a pale pink background - it’s Moda Bella Solid in 3 Sisters Pink) and then added a few fat quarters so that I could repeat my favorite prints.

I hope that this quilt has inspired you to make your own sampler. And the book could make a perfect stocking stuffer for yourself!