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A wonderful client brought me this quilt a few months ago. I finally have a moment to write about it! I really like the challenge of sampler quilts. These types of quilts make me think about the quilting a little harder than normal.  In the morning I like to lay the quilt down on the cutting table to really get the texture pictures! I tend to keep things more traditional with sampler quilts. Can you see the cross hatching in the basket below? Keeping it simple with straight lines in the busy sunflower blue border helps the quilt hang straight. A little more cross hatching in the block below with added straight lines to define the block and wishbone motif as well. Echoing is fun! See how the leaves below are echoed? Then there are swirls around the block with a cute curve in the center green square? This quilt was beautifully pieced. The amount of time a sampler takes, especially with the applique! Oh my! I really appreciate the amount of work that goes