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,