Sunday, 21 February 2016

Splendid Sampler with Pat Sloan and Jane from QuiltJane

Morning All,
I have never ever done a sampler quilt and one day whilst strolling through facebook found a link to the Splendid Sampler.
What a fantastic idea 100 blocks in the year - 2 blocks released each week in a variety of techniques from english paper piecing, applique, strip piecing, etc etc.
Not sure that I will be able to keep up but I did think it would be a fantastic way to improve my techniques and skills and learn little hints and tips along the way.  My other option is that I can always print off the instructions and complete them later. 
One week in, Two blocks down and I'm impatiently waiting for the 3rd block
(along with 55000 other quilters apparently)
I am using fabric from my friend Gail Pan and having fun with fussy cutting - love those birds.
Both her ranges Baskets in Bloom and Among the Flowers. 
For any stitching I will be using Running Postman from Cottage Garden Threads.
Here are my first two block and today I intend on finishing the bonus project pin cushion using the Cathedral Window techniques.
Block 1 - designed by Pat Sloan

Block 2 - designed by Jane Davidson of QuiltJane
I do have this fabric in store and have some Basket in Bloom Fat Quarter Bundles for $40 -
this bundle includes 19 fat quarters
The Among the Flower Range is $20 per meter.  Fat Quarters are $5.00.  Min cut 20cm.
This is the range with the birds.
Have fun and keep stitching,


  1. I really like your heart block: the fussy cut birdie and the way the red of its feathers is picked up again in the corners. It's my first sampler, too, and my attitude is much like yours: along for the ride and some fun, and we'll see where we end up! Have fun!

    1. Thanks Sara - looking forward to where this journey takes us and get to meet wonderful like minded people from all over the world