Saturday, April 10, 2010

Saturday Sampler #14

I have been playing around with lots of little pieces, and bunches of half square triangles to make my sampler block this week. My 12" block this week is a record holder with the greatest number of pieces I've sewn in one block so far... 176 pieces!
Here is one quarter of the block which has 44 pieces.

I thought I was doing quite well managing to keep track of all these small pieces, until I surfed over to Tazzie's Quilts and saw that she made a 6" block that is with 152 pieces! Click here to see her's amazing!

And here is my finished sampler block...

Number of pieces in the 12" block: 176
Block Name: Criss Crossroads
Block Pattern Designer: Carol Newby
Pattern Source: Quiltmaker 100 Blocks magazine (Block #67 )


  1. Oh wow!!!! I can't even imagine using so many pieces in a block!! It looks great!

  2. looks great. Congrats on all the pieces behaving for you.

  3. The fabrics are oh so good!

  4. your block is so "wow"-that's a lot of pieces alright! I love your colors too.
    The link to Tazzie's is not
    'nearly insane", I think it maybe be jaw-dropping crazy insane! I can't imagine piecing a block that little with that many little pieces-my mind has been boggled.
    I think I have to go check it out again...:)

  5. I do love those fabrics! I think it is a great block!

  6. I am looking forward to seeing your completed quilt. The colours are lovely and I absolutely love this block!

  7. Great block and you've more patience than I have to make one with that many pieces

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  8. So Kathy---I've said it before----I LOVE LOVE LOVE your fabrics for your Sat. Sampler blocks. What are your plans with them? Are you sewing every Sat. for the rest of the year? Making a few different Sampler quilts?

  9. Wow, 44 is an amazing number of pieces...Tazzie's quilt is the nearly insane one, right?