It’s the kickoff day for the Splendid Sampler 2! The first featured block is by Alex Veronelli of Aurifil thread fame. And of course I added some of my favorite Aurifil threads to my photo for you. I have been using these Italian threads now for 8 years! See the little wooden spool in the photo? That is the new 80 weight thread! It’s sooo thin! You can use it in your sewing machine (I still used the 50 weight for this block) but I’m excited to try using the thinner weight for some hand stitching on some of these blocks. To download today’s free block pattern head to The Spendid Sampler website:https://www.thesplendidsampler.com/2018/06/14/the-splendid-sampler-sew-along-alex-veronelli/ I’m sure this block could have gone together faster if I wasn’t so particular about colors. It was still quick and I used ALL scraps! You know I love a good scrap quilt! I’m hoping these blocks help me use up my massive scrap collection. After stitching..