Pony Club Sampler

My Farmer's Wife quilt isn't done yet. That hand quilting only happens when I'm in the mood. And right now I'm in the mood for another sampler quilt.

I am SO excited to start this quilt.

The Pony Club Sampler has 8" finished blocks and much of the piecing is more complex.  I don't think I'll get away with only paper piecing three of these blocks.

I'm doing the whole quilt in Anna Maria Horner fabrics.  I love her vibrant color schemes and wild patterns.  I usually choose things that are more tame, so this will be a challenge for me.  The first block here is Mayflower and has four y-seams.  I was pleased with how much easier they were compared to my first attempt at y-seams on the Homemaker block (first 3 attempts not photographed because it looked awful!).

I couldn't wait until January 1st. Only 12 pieces seemed like an easy return to sampler blocks. How did I not notice 4 y-seams? But I did rock them if I do say so myself. Mayflower block #ponyclubquilt #annamariahorner

Here is the Boy's Playmate block.  I am adding some vivid solids in with the AMH fabrics.

Boy's Playmate #ponyclubquilt #annamariahorner

Here is the At the Depot block

At the Depot #ponyclubquilt #annamariahorner

and Old Indian Trail block. 

Catching up on pictures before I start making some more blocks today. Old Indian Trail #ponyclubquilt #annamariahorner

 I'd love to have anyone else join in on sewing this sampler in 2014.  I'm trying to recruit people to join on Instagram or on Flickr.
Are you working on a sampler of any kind?  I'd love to hear about it.


Unknown said...

I love those Maria Horner fabrics, I was hoping someone would start a Pony Club group. I like the look of thee blocks more than the FWQ. I'm not quite ready to jump in - I need to get the book, figure out fabrics, and finish one of the two projects I'm working on before I start something new. But I'll be following your progress, and hopefully I'll be able to get mine moving next month.

jeanne e. said...

your blocks are gorgeous! i love AMH fabrics...now i am itching to pick up the book... :)

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! I love your blocks and your Fabrics! That book looks really exciting! x Teje

Hope said...

Great blocks, so bright and colourful. I am still working on my Farmers Wife Sampler. I had a big break from it, but cut one out to sew last night. I'll get there one day.

Cassie said...

Beautiful! I think at the depot is my favorite of the bunch :) I started the pony club blocks last year and got through the first 18 before I got distracted, so I am hoping to pick it up again soon. I am doing a scrappy version and I have more than enough scraps waiting to turn into something pretty!

Anonymous said...

oooooooh! this is going to be so much fun to watch you make!
i'm loving the colors/patterns already!

Carla said...

I'm still working on the first book. I have a long way to go yet ; ) Your blocks will be stunning in those fabrics. I will be watching

Jessie said...

I love the At the Depot block, too. This is going to be another stunner, Melinda! Thanks for sharing with the world!

Heidi Staples said...

This is going to be stunning, Melinda. I wish desperately that I had the time to join in right now! :(

Sarah said...

I'm on the hunt for the book in the UK, once I have a copy I'm game to join in!

knottygnome said...

i just started doing a 6 inch sampler on my own. i never thought i'd be a sampler kind of person when i started quilting and honestly i still don't like how busy a lot of them look. i'm going to have to think very carefully about layout for mine. i really like your depot block.

Jessica said...

Oh gosh, these are beautiful! I'm designing a medallion quilt to make out of all AMH and solids and low volume so I'll be watching your progress. Looking forward to meeting you at Mid Atlantic Mod!!

Linda F. said...

These are all so lovely. Can't wait to see what they will look like all together, so keep it up!

cseneque said...

I saw some of your blocks on Instagram and you've inspired me to buy the book and start a Pony Club quilt. Thank you!

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