I follow Anita on Bloomin' Workshop and over a year ago she started her Random Sampler. I loved what she was doing and decided to start my own. She is using the talented Gwen Marston's quilt in Liberated Medallion Quilts as inspiration.
My center medallion block is a block that finishes at 12 inches that I didn't use in another quilt. So, I added half square triangles and borders to it. I like it now, not so much before. It's amazing how adding to a block can improve it.
This is what I have going so far. It's been fun using my favorite fabrics. And, creating different blocks. I started using a lot of medium fabrics and then looking back at Gwen's quilt she had a lot more white backgrounds so I went searching and shopping for some lighter backgrounds to add.
Anita's blog has some great tutorials and ideas for blocks to add to the sampler. I have some others I need to make yet. I really have enjoyed this quilt and it's easy to sit down and make a block in an evening.
This is Gwen Marston's Sampler Quilt