If you’ve been following along with us, you are already familiar with The Splendid Sampler. For those just joining us, check out our introductory post here.
We are 7 blocks into this wonderful 100 Block Mystery Sampler and we are having a blast! All of the designers have put together spectacular block patterns, along with added tips and tutorials. We’ve seen your blocks pop up in the Facebook group (now over 17,000 strong!) and on Instagram (#thesplendidsampler) and feel a little giddy every time a new image appears!
On Monday, in honor of all of the amazing blocks thus far and for a bit of fun, Pat Sloan & Jane Davidson announced the first of four Sampler challenges that will run throughout the year. The challenge asks participants to showcase their first 7 blocks for a chance to win an awesome prize pack of Pat Sloan’s 2 newest patterns, a Jelly Roll of Hometown Girl Batik by Pat Sloan for Moda and, of course, some Aurifil thread! Head here for details, to enter your own photo, and to get a good look at all of the other gorgeous entries!
Here are a bunch of our favorites:
In addition to all of the incredibly talented participants, the Sampler designers are also sewing along. It’s lovely to see their interpretations of all of the blocks, get a peek at their color pairings and admire their personal styles. Here are some of our favorite designer blocks:
If you love what you see here and you haven’t started sewing along yet, have no fear… you can jump in at any time! This is meant to be a fun sewalong… one that will inspire, teach you new techniques and connect you with thousands of new quilty friends all over the world. Simply take a peek at our key links below and decide how you want to get started.
The Splendid Sampler Website
Schedule of Blocks
Blocks & Bonus Materials
Fabric & Tools
Meet the Splendid Designers — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 (there are 83!!)
— Tag #TheSplendidSampler on photos that you share
— Join the Facebook Group to meet other participant, ask questions, get sewing support and make new friends
— Add the blog button to your site – grab it here
Block 8 releases tomorrow, so stay tuned, enjoy and HAPPY SEWING!
Great blocks! Beautifully done
Have loved watching everyone’s blocks so far .