Adventure Abounds – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – Adventure Abounds, Creative Harmony, and Metropolis

This week I couldn't help myself and chose to piece 3 of the 4 revealed blocks on The Splendid Sampler website today. Adventure Abounds, designed by Kitty Wilkin (@nightquilter) was a block that I really wanted to make after seeing her Summer Adventure Quilt come together over summer hikes and other outings with her family. I wasn't sure how the...

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Country Star – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – Country Star

The Splendid Sampler 2 picks the pace back up again today by sharing 4 more blocks and designers from the book. I chose to piece the Country Star by Nancy Mahoney. I could envision this block made with a dark background and lighter pieces and think it would be stunning! Be sure to visit The Splendid Sampler website to see the...

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Changing Seasons - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – Changing Seasons {Catch Up}

Visit The Splendid Sampler today to get a bonus block from Jane Davidson. With the holidays here, we are getting a break and I chose to go back and sew one of Jane's blocks revealed a few weeks ago that I didn't have time to put together, Changing Seasons. Just like last week, I opted to leave off the applique...

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For Madge - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – For Madge {Catch Up}

Visit The Splendid Sampler today to get a bonus block from Pat Sloan. With the holidays here, we are getting a break and I chose to go back and sew one of Pat's blocks revealed a few weeks ago that I didn't have time to put together, For Madge. I chose to leave off the applique elements in the corners...

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Nancy's Spool - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – Nancy’s Spool

When I saw that one of the blocks in the Splendid Sampler 2 was by the late Nancy Zieman, I knew that I would piece it no matter what. Nancy's Spool offers a lot of great background space, which was perfect for my large cat-ronaut print. Cats in space with a large spool of thread. Why not? Be sure to visit...

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Balancing Reflection - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – Balancing Reflection

Hello and warm welcome to the reveal of the block I designed for The Splendid Sampler 2: Balancing Reflection! For those of you that are visiting for the first time, my name is Yvonne Fuchs and I am a quilter, designer, teacher, technical editor, blogger, and all around quilting community cheerleader and enthusiast. In my earlier career, I worked as an...

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Splendid Sampler II – Antique Memories, First Aid, and Piece in Chaos

After the Thanksgiving break and 2 bonus blocks, the Splendid Sampler 2 is back with 4 blocks from the book revealed today. And I chose to piece 3 of them! Antique Memories is by none other than Pat Sloan. I carefully planned to get some of my fun prints to shine. First Aid is by Jane Davidson (Quilt Jane), and I...

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Magic Squares - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – Magic Squares

If you are celebrating today, Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful that Pat and Jane are offering another bonus block today to help lighten the holiday load. Today's block, Magic Squares, was designed by Pat. I am also thankful that the block offers larger fabric cuts to use for fussy cutting fun! I plan to be baking homemade cinnamon rolls and generally...

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The Last Leaf - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – The Last Leaf

Pat and Jane have a few bonus blocks planned to add to the Splendid Sampler mix, and this week is one of the bonus block weeks! Jane designed the fun "The Last Leaf" block and it comes together quickly enough to make a fun diversion in the midst of holiday season preparations. Be sure to visit The Splendid Sampler blog for...

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Curves Forever - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – Curves Forever

Welcome to the first week of sewing from the Splendid Sampler 2 book! The free sew along is over, where 20 of the blocks from the Splendid Sampler 2 were shared for free. Beginning today, the pace is really going to increase. Each week from The Splendid Sampler blog you will be able to: Tour the four design team websites...

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Radio Waves - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – Radio Waves

Today the Splendid Sampler II sew-along block is designed by none other than Pat Sloan. (Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson are the co-authors of Splendid Sampler and Splendid Sampler 2.) Radio Waves comes together quickly and I used the larger pieces within the block as places to feature more of the fun prints I selected. I am very happy with how...

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Betty's Bloom – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – Betty’s Bloom

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...

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Tulip in Bloom – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – Tulip in Bloom

Today, the Splendid Sampler II Sew Along block design is by Nadra Ridgeway (from ellis & higgs), and her block is called Tulip in Bloom. You can find the pattern and details about the inspiration behind block today on The Splendid Sampler website. To me, my color palette reads a bit interesting without green or a more believable tulip color for the block,...

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Fabric, Splendid Sampler II

Stash Acquisitions

I'm glad I thought about going ahead and getting some more fabric for my Splendid Sampler 2 blocks, because when I went to order more fabric last week, it was harder to find yardage than I had anticipated. In the end I was able to find the pieces I was looking for along with a few other prints to...

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Flowering Tree - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – Flowering Tree

Another week and another Splendid Sampler 2 block! This week the block was designed by Amy Friend from During Quiet Time, and her block is Flowering Tree. Well, with my color palette, I'm thinking my block has more of a fall tree vibe than a flowering tree, but I love how it came together regardless! I am having a lot of...

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My Flock – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – My Flock

Today, the Splendid Sampler II Sew Along block design is by Brenda Ratliff (from Pink Castle Fabrics and Just a Bit Frayed), and her block is called My Flock. You can find the pattern and details about the inspiration behind block today on The Splendid Sampler website. Eek, I just love how the space / astronaut cats are featured in this block! I've sewn...

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Point Taken - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II – Point Taken

I am leisurely sewing along with the Splendid Sampler II Sew Along, which started on June 14th with the Quilt Market Block. The sew-along is giving away a variety of 20 of the Splendid Sampler II blocks to download weekly and make. This week, the block design is by Susan Ache (@yardgrl60 on Instagram) and her block is called Point...

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Quilt Market - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II Sew Along {Starts Today!}

In anticipation of the Splendid Sampler II book release (non-affiliate link), the Splendid Sampler II sew-along is kicking off today. 80 quilt designers from all over the world (including yours truly!) have contributed blocks to this fantastic sampler quilt book. The sew-along is going to give a variety of 20 of the Splendid Sampler II blocks to download weekly...

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Splendid Sampler II

A big announcement was made on Tuesday night: Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson are releasing The Splendid Sampler II and it begins shipping in mid-October. The announcement also means I get to share a secret I've been keeping... I'm one of the design team for The Splendid Sampler II! Pat and Jane don’t want to wait until the book ships in...

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