Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Splendid Sampler

The first I knew about the Splendid sampler was when one of the designers Vicki signed me up to the facebook page.  What is the Splendid Sampler? Google it - it's going to be huge!  Over 10,000 people have signed up to the facebook page. Basically two designers - Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson got together, had an idea and signed up another 80 American and Australian designers and over the next 12 months are giving away the patterns for two 6 1/2"blocks each week - a total of 100 blocks. Get in now I think sign-ups end this weekend.

So I had to sign up, cos I need another project :) And the main reason was that I started a similar project a few years ago  - It Just Takes Two - using red and white fabrics.  So my thoughts are that I will make two blocks- one in  the colours above and a red and white one. The new project encouraging me to finish an old one. And I will finish two quilts by next year!

The block above is the sample block to try out your colours. It is  a bit darker than the blocks I will be making for the quilt, but I just needed to use these Cotton and Steel fabrics.

So watch this space, I hope I can keep up!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, and I need another project like a hole in the head too!! But nevertheless, I signed up. I could not resist. Good luck with your endeavour. It is a bit hot to sew or do anything right now. Thanks for the link!!