Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summer Sampler 2018 :: Versailles

After last week's paper-piecing challenge, this week's Versailles, designed by Karen/Quiltaposy Studios, was sweet relief. Inspired by the tile floor in the Château de Versailles in France, the simple geometric piecing made for a quick, satisfying sew. Karen included step by step pressing instructions, and rule-follower that I am, I went along.

I know some folks swear by pressing seams open, but years ago I was taught to press to the dark side, and it's a hard habit to break. In more recent times, I discovered how helpful a tailor's clapper can be in that effort. If that's a new-to-you consideration, do check out SuzyQuilts' recent post.

For this block, I liked the idea of using a print as the background fabric considering there was alot of it, and that solid blue was very intentional too. I've used it in a couple of blocks so far, and it seems a little more conspicuous, so I wanted to make sure it 'works.' After this block, I'm pretty sure it does.

Gotta say, I'm so enjoying #summersampler2018. The quilt block designs, the fabrics, the  #summerroadtrip theme, the community.... all so good.


  1. nice. I love your fabric choices (for all of the blocks but especially this one.)

  2. I think it's smart to have a really intense block followed up by a block like this in the sampler. :)

  3. I like your fabric choice. The blues and goldish are a perfect match. Your sampler will be gorgeous.

  4. Perfect inspiration :) and what attention to detail! I admire and congratulate.