Today, the Splendid Sampler II Sew Along block design is by Carl Hentsch (from 3 Dog Design Company), and the block is called Betty’s Bloom. You can find the pattern and details about the inspiration behind block today on The Splendid Sampler website.
As I have mentioned before, I am not sewing up every block during the free quilt along event or from the book, but as my collection is growing, I have found that I am thinking about making more.
I am also learning a lot about 6-inch finished blocks. They are much smaller than what I normally work with… well aside from the mini mini quilts that I piece.