Sidetracked Sampler Quilt Finish

2 comments by Christine Lux

Today I am sharing a quilt finish just back from the longarm quilter. I've been really excited about this Sidetracked Sampler for a few reasons ... 

First, I drew this quilt several years ago and ... well, just got sidetracked! So actually bringing it to life was really fun. 

Second, I went super scrappy with this quilt and I am so happy with how it turned out. :) 

Have you ever made a sampler quilt? I have made a few of them in the past and here are a few reasons why I love them: 

  • A sampler quilt lets you try out many different blocks. Sometimes making a large quilt of all the same blocks, I tend to lose steam and it ends up in the WIP pile.
  • Samplers can be made scrappy (like mine!) or in a more limited color palette or prints from all one designer. So you can really customize it to your taste. 
  • Scrappy samplers are a fun opportunity to use up snippets of favorite prints you just couldn't toss! And the more different prints you use, the better they are! There is less to "match" when you're mixing all the things. 

This sampler includes four different large star blocks measuring 18" - they could easily be converted to a pillow front! Several novelty blocks like a rainbow, house, and pineapple add a bit of whimsy and fun. 

My quilt was expertly quilted by Katie's Quilting. I love how she trimmed it for me and then wrapped it up so pretty and even included some Color Catchers! A really nice touch. The Panto I requested is called "Soho" and it is one of my very favorites that looks good on everything.

If you've got scraps or want to make your own Sidetracked Sampler, the complete pattern is available! This was our 2022 featured Block-of-the-Month (BOM) and since it's 2023, all the pattern sheets and coloring pages are available immediately! Learn more and order the pattern and course access here

I hope this post inspired you to play with prints and color!

Happy Sewing!


  • Susn

    Can you share the “quilt care instruction” sheet with me, please?
    I make quilts for a women’s recovery mission in my area and wanted to include “care & feeding” directions.
    Thank you in advance or your anticipated prompt response.

  • Lois Ann Sharpe

    I’m almost done with the quilt top! I got sidetracked with the holidays. Getting it out again this week. It has been really fun to just use any fabric pieces together. A true patchwork project. I really liked the fabric bundles you had for the project. Made it sew easy to make 🤓❤️❤️

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