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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Splendid Sampler HAPPY 50!

The Splendid Sampler is now, like me, FIFTY!  The halfway mark is upon us and some of the designers have decided to celebrate with highlights of the blocks we have made, some with have tips or free projects and some giveaways!

To date, I am a little behind for all 50 blocks but here are the highlights of the blocks I have made so far. I am sure I have made a few more but I could not find them in my photos.

It is interesting to see the project transform from the first weeks to now.

If you have not been sewing along with us, please come and join in the fun!  There are still FIFTY more blocks to make and many of the blocks that have been released are super fast to complete!  Catching up would be fun! You can get your free block downloads by visiting The Splendid Sampler.







These other FABULOUS designers from The Splendid Sampler are also celebrating this fantastic event!  Make sure to stop by their sites see what they have in store for you today!


Cheryl Arkison 
Pat Sloan 
Christa Watson 
Kim Niedzwiecki 
Lindsay Mayland 
Amy Ellis 
Lynn Harris 
Geta Grama 
Katja Marek 
Kari Carr 
Alyssa Thomas


I am hosting a little giveaway in celebration of all of the great work I have been seeing from so many participants!  You are al doing a GREAT job with colors and trying new techniques but mostly for being such wonderful and supportive quilting friends!





One very lucky winner will receive a sample set of Aurifil threads and three (3) gorgeous mini charm packs from Moda Fabrics!  

The giveaway is open to all of my international friends!  The giveaway will close 09 August and the winner will be announced on or about 12 August.


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There are many options to enter using Rafflecopter.  You do not have to do them all for a chance to win.  The more options you choose, the more chances you have to win :o)









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PK said...

I honestly can't say which technique I like best. Paper piecing is great for accuracy, I like embroidery because I can do it while watching tv with my husband, piecing gets me to the sewing machine, so I guess it just depends on my mood which kind of block is my favorite. Thanks for being a Splendid designer and for the give away.

Unknown said...

I think my favorite is piecing, but I enjoyed some of the other techniques as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

jangunter@live.com said...

I love Dresdens!!! They are my fave!!

tac73 said...

My favorite block is a pieced friendship star.

teachpany said...

Love your blocks, and your photo arrangements. I do prefer pieced blocks, but also enjoy machine applique and sewing Hexies.

Unknown said...

I am having such a great time with the Splendid Sampler. I always enjoy seeing your blocks and love the way you set up your photographs!

LJ said...

I am an addict! I love sewing/quilting/hand embroidery/machine embroidery/fabric/thread/sewing machines/tools...the list goes on. I can't think of anything I don't like associated with fabric...now that's saying A LOT. :)

Susan Stanton said...

I love piecing first, followed by applique!

Darlee said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My fave technique is raw-edge applique. Although, I've done a lot of pieced blocks this past year. And luv seeing hand embroidery in designs. Hexies, EPP, and paper-piecing are not yet favorites, of mine. And we'll see how much I need to alter some of those blocks.

Sally H. said...

I've liked doing all the blocks and my favorite ones are the appliqued ones!

Nanette said...

I'm just more of a piece maker....although I do like embroidery too. I don't do much that is complicated. I really like the Splendid Sampler and look forward to working on it for quite awhile, as I only have a few blocks done so far.

Maureen said...

I like piecing, paper piecing and embroidery. Have enjoyed seeing all these blocks come together.

KimB said...

I love seeing all the different colour ways people are using to make this project. Exciting that we are at block 50. I have made about 14 and downloaded the rest of them. Not a fan of the appliqué or embroidery blocks, I prefer the piecing ones. I shall make them all when time allows. I enjoy the extra blocks and projects

Unknown said...

I am really enjoying working on the blocks in SS and am learning so much that never would have been available to me in any other form. Thank you all.

Unknown said...

I love to do embroidery work so those blocks alone with with the paper piecing blocks are my favorite.

Busy Lizzie's Pink Patch said...

My favourite blocks have fussy cut centres with coordinating surrounds.

Noela said...

This has been a great experience. I am learning new techniques like paper piecing, still a way to go with that. Thanks to the designers for all the lovely blocks.

Unknown said...

You are a funny girl! I have left Hi from Go-Go Kim messages all over the place!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I still like the 9 patch block.
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Unknown said...

I really love the pieced and paper piecing blocks


Unknown said...

I really love the pieced and paper piecing blocks


janequiltsslowly said...

I love any simple pieced block.

Unknown said...

I love applique and embroidery, so I am looking forward to learning paper piecing. Bluecorn48@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I love applique and embroidery, so I am looking forward to learning paper piecing. Bluecorn48@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I love applique and embroidery, so I am looking forward to learning paper piecing. Bluecorn48@yahoo.com

Dix in Canada said...

Love trying & doing a variety of techniques. First though is paper piecing. Thanks for the opportunity of winning some quilty prizes.

Dee D said...
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Dee D said...

I love your blocks. I have really enjoyed the hand embroidery blocks - it's been a long time since I did much embroidery.

Aurea said...

I am so enjoying all the blocks. Thank you for being a designer, so generous.

Sheila said...

I love a pieced block but also love the applique not so much the PP blocks

Karen said...

I prefer pieced blocks, specifically, traditional pieced blocks. (My birthday is Aug. 12. What a great birthday gift this would be!)

Beth said...

Pieced blocks are my favorite

kathyleblanc78@gmail.com said...

I enjoy paper piecing and I am loving all the new things I am learning with the embroidery blocks

Margaret said...

I love all the paper pieced blocks and embroidery. I am learning how to cut some really small pieces.

Quilty_me_ said...

I love piecing, patchwork, scrappy, and applique. I haven't done embroidery since I was a teenager, wow! 40 years ago! I've never tried paper piecing but I will be learning that too! There are so many intricate paper piecing patterns (lol, say that one 3 times fast) I love.

Quilty_me_ said...

I love piecing, patchwork, scrappy, and applique. I haven't done embroidery since I was a teenager, wow! 40 years ago! I've never tried paper piecing but I will be learning that too! There are so many intricate paper piecing patterns (lol, say that one 3 times fast) I love.

Quilty_me_ said...

I commented earlier but I don't see it on here. I love pieced, patchwork, scrappy, and applique. I haven't done embroidery since I was a teenager, wow! That's been 40 years ago! I have never done EPP before, but would love to learn. There are so many intricate paper piecing patterns ( lol, say that one 3 times fast ) I love.

Quilty_me_ said...

I commented earlier but I don't see it on here. I love pieced, patchwork, scrappy, and applique. I haven't done embroidery since I was a teenager, wow! That's been 40 years ago! I have never done EPP before, but would love to learn. There are so many intricate paper piecing patterns ( lol, say that one 3 times fast ) I love.

Brenda said...

I like regular piecing the best, done with pieces cut with a ruler and measurements, not templates or paper piecing.

Judi Duncan said...

I think I am fondest of the applique blocks :-)

Carrie P. said...

Mostly I like applique blocks.

Lesley Gilbert said...

13 blocks completed so far - slow but sure :)

Ann said...

I love paper piecing.

Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

I need to get the "umph" going on the paper pieced blocks! Most of the pieced blocks are up to date, but the applique are all in their own "maybe" pile!

Beth said...

My favorite technique is piecing, but my favorite splendid sampler block is EPP - Inchy Hexagon Club.

Day before Michelle said...

It depends on my mood. I don't have a particular favorite. Actually, maybe a block that combines multiple techniques.

Marilyn said...

I am enjoying the variety of techniques and patterns. I love working out which fabrics to use, even though it takes me so long to make up my mind.

Michelle M said...

I LOVE the piecing blocks, and paper piecing is a close second. But I'm intimidated by the teeny tiny EPP hexis!

Gene Black said...

I prefer simple pieced blocks. I really like making "crazy pieced" blocks with no plan, just some scraps and time to play.

Chelra said...

Piecing had always been my favorite but I have become to love all the styles we have been introduced to. Would have, could have never done it on my own. Thank you so much! Love your work!

Rachel said...

Oooh, tough question! Some days I'm in a piecing mood, some days I like paper piecing or I might want to sit and do handwork like applique and embroidery. I guess I love them all! In addition to the Splendid Sampler, right now I have a beautiful applique quilt in process (Simply Delicious by Piece o' Cake), a paper-pieced quilt that I designed myself, and a pieced Storm at Sea. I just rotate among them depending on my mood! Thanks for hosting this giveaway and for posing such a good question!

Cindy Golding. said...

Love your posts IG. I'm really enjoying SS and look forward to each Thursday and Sunday.

krazycat6@gmail.com said...

Cute blog. Thanks.

Suzy Roberts4 said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I have really enjoyed learning the new techniques! Paper piecing is now my fave!

Unknown said...

I like embroidery. It is something you can take with you and work on almost anywhere!

Unknown said...

I enjoy paper piecing and embroidery.

Karen said...

Pieced blocks are my favorite since I am most comfortable making them, but I love embroidery too.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway but more than that, thank you for you time and effort you have contributed to the splendid sampler. You are so sweet and thoughtful and we are grateful! I have followed your work for a while and will continue to do so. Thanks again!!

Carol Meyer said...

Wow! You have such a wonderful choice of colors. So glad I found you.
Quilty Hugs back!

Jinnine Pearce said...

I have never participated in this type of sew along on line and can't believe the huge number of different techniques I've never tried. So inspiring.

Unknown said...

Enter me please :) laura333369@gmail.com

SheilaC said...

I love the opportunity to learn many new techniques!

Thank you!

BengalPup said...

My favorite is paper piecing, but I am supper excited to try embroidery. I need to buy thread first, but I am saving the blocks to try it!

Nikki said...

I am enjoying learning new techniques and revisiting some old ones. It is truly a splendid journey. nikki_moshier at hotmail.com

Unknown said...

I love piecing. I am thinking about trying some EPP when the colder months arrive and give me more time inside.

DebbyGrawn at yahoo dot com

Fiona said...

very hard to have a favourite... I love combination blocks - for example a bit of embroidery and piecing...
Hugz

Unknown said...

lovely giveaway, than k you for being so generous.

Marian - sherwood_forest_maiden@yahoo.com

Hanke said...

The most accurate is paper piecing, love it when the block has nice points!

Christine O'Malley said...

I really like pieced blocks, but I'm interested to try more appliqué

Barbara Mead said...

So far I have learned so much on different types of doing blocks and I think now I am comfortable with paper piecing and I love doing it. It is so clean looking.

laura said...

The only one I didn't like is the little hexies. Probably because just too small. Love all the rest.

Walter said...

I am always an applique fan. Love the pieced blocks too but never have enjoyed piecing that much.

Unknown said...

I love your block and appreciate all the designers for the Splendid Sampler. Thank you.

BarefootThunder said...

My favorite block to make is the log cabin. thanks for the chance at winning a delightful prize.

Sandi1100 said...

I do some hand and machine applique` but I like piecing the best.

Edie said...

I am totally enjoying the ride. I only have 26 blocks done, so I am a ways behind. Learning new techniques and adventuring from my comfort zone. Thanks for the draw. raydeer@memlane.com

Beautiful Mommy Princess said...

I love paper piecing! Thank you for the great give-away!

Chris said...

I'm a paper piecer at heart, but willing to try lots of other types of quilting.
Thanks for the giveaway...

Pauline said...

I like piecing and embroidering a block. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your drawing.

Kathy and Bobber-Wobbers said...

Love EPP and most hand-sewing!!

Unknown said...

I am enjoying learning some new and different techniques.

Peggy said...

I love piecing and applique.. But, my absolute favorite is anything mini! Currently making 1/2" EPP hexies! Since I love mini and Aurifil...I'd love to win your giveaway! Thanks!

Unknown said...

My favorite is pieced blocks. although I will give the others a try.

laurie said...

i love this quilt along, thank you so much for sharing.
Laurie Aswegan

gina said...

Thanks so much for participating in the SS!! I have so enjoyed following along and collecting the blocks. I've yet to start because of other obligations, but I do have my fabrics and will start soon!

Barbara O said...

I'm loving The Splendid Sampler! I am a beginner and had never done any paper piecing before this and I think i really like it! I just need more practice with it. My favorite so far and the pieced blocks.

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