I was thrilled to stumble upon a fabulous quilt block sew a long of sorts called The Splendid Sampler. It is hosted by none other than Pat Sloan & Jane Davidson. Pat describes The Splendid Sampler as "a year long 100 block 'Epic Adventure' in quilt making. That's right: 100 blocks created by 84 designers to be released over a year. A new block is released each Thursday & Sunday morning & we are encouraged to just jump in on the fun wherever we can. There's a great opportunity to learn new patterns & methods an as well as make some favorites, I am sure. My personal goal is to complete approximately one block each week.
With gorgeous prints from Lavish freshly delivered from Art Gallery, I am thrilled to get stitching on some new quilt blocks. Who knows what new skills I will learn along the way. You can follow my adventures on Instagram. As of today, 20 blocks have been released, in addition to a few bonus blocks
The first block I chose to work on is block #12 Checkerboard:
I used this lovely Trellis Plaid Fresh from Katarina Roccella's latest line from Art Gallery Fabrics and paired it with Quartz Pink woven solid. I love how the Trellis Plaid looks completely different when cut into small pieces & stitched back together.
What better excuse to buy new fabric than a fresh new sew a long?
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