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Friday, October 5, 2018

A Splendid Sampler Quilt Top Finish

The Splendid Sampler was started by Jane Davidson and Pat Sloan. It seems like a million years ago now. This one of a kind sampler that included not just one quilt block technique but a variety of techniques. The blocks were released every week for everyone to learn and grow together.

The blocks included were designed by 80+ of the quilting industry's best and me 😉

I found some of my blocks in my WIP basket and decided it was time to either sew them or throw them! 


At some point in every quilter's life there has to be a breaking point. A place where what you have, no matter if it is fabrics, quilt blocks, batting, notions needs to become useful or go to someone that can make it useful. 

Personally have very few quilts I have made.  They have been given to charity or to friends or family. The studio has been purged numerous times with a variety of items going to friends or people in need. It brings me great joy to be able to provide in little ways. 

The layout is simple. I used Zen Chic's for Moda Modern Backround fabrics  to tie in all of the block backgrounds.

The fabrics in the blocks are a smattering of this and that from my stash. I have Liberty of London, Amy Butler, Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman, and so many more.

The block on the top left is not one of The Splendid Sampler Blocks but one I decided to make on my own. It seemed to fit into the mix and felt right.

It looks perfect!

I had my handy dandy helper with me today. As usual the photo session went a tad longer than the in house 11 year old wanted and so he revolted!

And, I, of course,  allowed it to happen becuase he is 11.  Kinda didn't blame him because the  first place we went was 30 minutes away and the conditions were dismal.

Really, I am very lucky to have such a great kid that does not complain too much when I say, " Hey, I need to get a photo!"

Making these blocks challenged me in ways that I did not expect. It was great fun to take part in the event, to be part of the Facebook Group and to learn new techniques that I avoided or had never tried.

Jane and Pat have a new bunch of designers and all new blocks with The Splendid Sampler 2. If you have never tried something new, give this a go! You will love the blocks and the community!


Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I love how your quilt top came together, Kim. Do you plan to keep this one for yourself?

Kris said...

I love how your sashing looks so modern with the different colors. What a cute photo shoot. Wish I had a cute holder like that! :)

The Joyful Quilter said...

Oh, those photos!!! My boys were always bears to get help from for quilt holders. You're lucky that he was SEW silly about the whole thing!

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