Sally Post Floral Sampler, and the original quilt is dated 1854. I am doing it just like the picture and am using just four fabrics in the quilt. The pink and green in the sashing and the red in the blocks are also used for the appliques with one more fabric, a yellow, for some of the applique constrast. I have always wanted to do a reproduction quilt using this color pink and this quilt was just perfect for it. I also really like that the applique blocks are set on point. The applique blocks are easy little folk art, almost primitive designs, and can be accomplished very easily with a back basting applique technique. Because I have another hand applique project going, however, I am doing machine blanket stitch applique on this quilt.
Happy Stitching All,