Like many others, earlier in the year I started working on the Splendid Sampler Block patterns. I had high aspirations of turning this amazing fat quarter bundle box of Cotton & steel fabrics into something beyond words.
I got to block 2. Life got busy and my best intentions fell to the way side. Well, last week on Instagram I shared this photo and officially announced that I am hoping back on the Splendid Sampler Block Train and it is moving fast.
I have a confession to make… I fell off the #splendidsampler wagon months ago and want to catch up. So, I’m hopping back on. After making 3 new blocks in one night I feel like I can do this!! I mean come on- that fat quarter bundle box of @cottonandsteel is crying to be stitched.? So, I’ve hung my first 9 randomly stitched blocks and I’m all in. Anyone else playing catch up like me?? #quiltblock #cottonandsteel
Over the last few days I’ve gone from 2 blocks to 27 blocks and they are looking amazing!
Splendid Sampler Block Update
My blocks were not made in order but I’m sharing anyway. Let’s consider this a place for me to have accountability. Here is a list of my completed blocks.
- Hearts a Flutter: Block 1
- Wings: Block 2
- Simple Simon: Block 5
- Friends Around the Square: Block 8
- Iowa: Block 10
- Crocheted Thoughts: Block 11
- Checkerboard: Block 12
- Pieces of Friendship: Block 16
- Linda’s Gift: Block 18
- Measure Twice, Cut Once: Block 19
- Nature’s Walk: Block 20
- Sweet Candy: Block 21
- Simple Surprises: Block 30
- Selvage Saver: Block 33
- Wishful Garden: Block 35
- Twirl Time: Block 46
- Whim: Block 48
- The Traveler: Block 61
- Rising Star: Block 64
- Love: Block 73
- Prism: Block 77
- Jersey: Block 78
- Inspirational Threads: Block 79
- Heartstring Star: Block 80
- Flow: Block 85
- Shining Star: Block 87
- Love is the Answer: Block 88
You can find the full list of Splendid Sampler Block patterns here and since they are only available for a limited time, I suggest that you pre order the book here. Since I know so many of the block designers, I’m totally grabbing a copy and will try to get everyone to sign it. I’ll consider it my “quilting” goal.
As of right now I only have 27 blocks made but each day I try to make at least one more. With each new block I add to the design wall, I become more inspired and excited to keep stitching. Most importantly, the thing to remember is that it’s never too late to do something you love, even the Splendid Sampler Blocks!
You can see all of my blocks and follow along with my progress on Instagram. Please be sure to tag me so that we can cheer each other on!! Also, for anyone interested in making their own Splendid Sampler block set with Cotton & steel, my bundle box contained an assortment of 40 fat quarters and even though it is no longer available you can create your own set with any of these beauties.
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