modern sampler quilt along: finishing the top

Modern Sampler Quilt Along with Salty Oat
The Modern Sampler Quilt Along is an informal and virtual quilt along where we make a block from Yoshiko Jinzenji's Modern Sampler Quilt pattern each month. You can follow the hashtag #modernsamplerquiltalong on Instagram to get a peek at everyone's blocks, fabrics, and progress, as we work our way through the pattern together. All are welcome to join the quilt along at any point! Each month, we gather here to share the blocks we've made; in September we began putting together our quilt tops and appliquéing strips to them.  
Modern Sampler Quilt by Salty Oat
It's our second-to-last link-up! How are your quilt tops coming together? Are you enjoying the process of appliquéing the final strips to your tops? 
Modern Sampler Quilt by Salty Oat
My quilt has been basted, quilted and bound---but!---I'm not ready to reveal the finished piece with you quite yet. I'd like to go back in and add in some lines of hand quilting, so you'll have to come back at the end of the month to see the entire quilt in all its finished glory.
Modern Sampler Quilt by Salty Oat
Our final link-up will open on Tuesday, October 25, and will remain open for one week, closing on Tuesday, November 1. During that week, I hope that all of you that have stuck with me this past year, making blocks and encouraging each other on, will stop by and post photos of your finished quilts. I can't wait to see all of them! Once the link-up closes, I'll select a winner at random who will receive an excellent prize pack, which I'm pulling together now. Any questions? Please let me know!
In the meantime, let's see your in-progress quilts! Feel free to share a photo of your completed top, a detail of your appliqué, or your backing and binding fabric choices. 


1. Click the "Add your link" button below, and link to a blog post or Instagram photo of your in-progress quilt. In the "Link Title" field, enter your blog name or Instagram handle.

2. If you're linking to a blog post, please link back to this post somewhere in your post. If you're linking to an Instagram photo, be sure to tag your photo with the hashtag #modernsamplerquiltalong.