Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Splendid Sampler Blocks

One of the projects that I have been steadily working on is the Splendid Sampler.  I don't normally like small blocks but I am really enjoying this quilt along.  Instructions come out on Sundays and Thursdays, which makes it fairly easy to keep up.

I have made five more blocks since I last shared my progress with you.

Block 8/100 - Friends around the Square.  I thought this block could make a great future RSC project.

 Block 9/100 - The Local Quilt Shop.  My quilt store appears to be open late and is a little ramshackle.  I am not sure what happened to it.

Block 10/100 - Iowa.  I really like this block for its simplicity.

 Block 11/100 - Crocheted Thoughts.  This was another design that I chose to make my own.  Rather than crochet a doily in the center, I chose to fussy cut a Kaffe flower.

...and here is how they look all together .  The bottom two blocks are alternate blocks.  The one on the left is one designed as part of the Splendid Sampler.  The one on the right was a block designed for Baby Lock's National Quilting Month celebration.  I really liked the block and thought it would work great if I needed a substitute.

I am already looking forward to Thursday when the next block is released!

Linking Up:

Splendid Sampler


  1. I like your idea to sub a block sometimes. I have so much handwork on the go that I may be "inspired" by you for the crochet block!

  2. as per block 11/100, it is absolutely striking!

  3. This is coming along beautifully! Keep posting...I love seeing what you do!

  4. Beautiful blocks! And there are a couple of them that have RSC possibilities... 8)

  5. I'm inspired by your fabric choice and need to purchase some to give myself something other than my bright polka-dots to play with. :)

  6. Those are such pretty fabrics! I like what you did with Block 11- very You! :)

  7. i like the fabrics and methods you have chosen for this sew along....embroidery isn't for everyone and doesn't always enhance a quilt...you have selected a better path in my opinion, but how can u go wrong with kaffe?

  8. Your blocks look fabulous! I don't do hand embroidery well, so my crocheted thoughts block will probably/definitely get swapped out for something else somewhere along the road. LOVE your blog.

  9. What bright fun blocks! I really like how you altered the block to make it your own.

  10. Those are really cute - your colors are wonderful!


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