It's been a great week for quilting! I've finished sewing my new, spring table topper, and I'll start writing the pattern today. If all goes well, the pattern will be completed and published next week.
The Splendid Sampler
You'll be hearing more about this quilt along in coming weeks. I'll add photos of the new 6" blocks each weekend. There will be 100 blocks altogether. That sounds like a lot of work until you consider it being only two small blocks each week. I would love to share your photos here as well. The Splendid Sampler facebook page has so many photos, that most of them get lost in the crowd. My blog will only have those that you chose to share. Send your photos to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll post all new photos each weekend.
There have only been four blocks so far, but I can tell that I'll
enjoy the Splendid Sampler quilt along immensely. I'm already facing
challenges and learning new tricks with these blocks, and that's just
what I need. A good quilter's workout should really help me to grow. Two blocks a week doesn't seem overwhelming, and the idea
of having 100 unique blocks at the end of the process is exciting.
main fabrics I'm using are from "Mon Ami" by Basic Gray, but I'll toss
in others, I'm sure. With so many different kinds of blocks, there are
bound to be some scraps from my stash here and there.
If you haven't signed up for the quilt along you can follow this link to learn all about it. http://www.thesplendidsampler.com/
These are my first
I did it again. I confess that I altered a couple of the patterns Some of
simply can't leave patterns exactly as they are designed. But it's
okay! The Quilt Police are a myth! I
tipped the heart in the first block and I added a handle and spout to
the vase in the fourth block.
Block #2 and Block #3 were challenges for me. Piecing with tiny triangles
is a skill that I definitely need to work on. Eventually, I'll remake #2. It's not acceptable at all. I don't like chopped off
From Dixie Moore
"I didn’t begin tracing the pieces for
Block 4 until nearly suppertime because I spent much of the day
wrestling with how I want to proceed. I’m not certain I want to stay
with the Fossil Fern collection. So, I dug up a collection of
old-fashioned blues and white that I had from another project I never
made. I may want to try that color combination instead. I felt
I had to make a few in order to compare. It’s so early in the game, I wouldn’t mind re-doing the other
three blocks in the blues and white. I’m sure you feel as I do: I have
to love the fabrics and the way they begin to communicate with each
other as I do my work. I’m not feeling that, at least not yet, with the
The fifth block will be revealed on Sunday! I can't wait!