The Splendid Sampler, hosted by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson, kicks off today! One year, 100 FREE quilt blocks and 83 designers… This one has all the makings of a truly epic quilt along. Participants will learn countless new techniques, be exposed to new styles, get to know new designers, and will make new friends all over the world.
The Sampler is structured as a 100 Block Mystery Quilt. Two 6″ blocks will be released each week — every Sunday and Thursday EST. The blocks feature a range of styles from pieced, to appliqué, to embroidery, to English Paper Piecing (EPP) and Paper piecing. There will be two Splendid colorways shown and a proposed layout will be shared as more blocks are revealed. All patterns will be available for FREE until March 2017 after which point, they will be collected and prepared for book release.
Imagine a giant quilty party with more than 18,000 of your closest friends. There will be tutorials, giveaways, linky parties, expert tips, and a whole heap of support and encouragement. It will truly be a Splendid year!
The Splendid Sampler Website
Schedule of Blocks
Fabric & Tools
Bonus Block (by Pat Sloan)
Folding Block Station Tutorial (by Jane Davidson)
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
PROJECTS WE LOVE
We’ve already seen a slew of wonderful bonus blocks and folding block stations from eager participants. We couldn’t help but share a few of our favorites! If you’re already signed up an sewing, keep sharing your images! YOU are incredibly inspiring and we just adore seeing each and every stitch.
Are you ready to get started? Make sure to pop on over to The Splendid Sampler for the very first block, posted today!