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Splendid Sampler 2: My Flock, and a Garden Club giveaway!

August 2, 2018

I’m very excited that today my pattern for the Splendid Sampler 2 is released! I’m very honored that Pat and Jane asked me to be a part of this collaboration. There are a lot of amazing quilters that are involved in this book! Speaking of the book, it will be released in October but it is available for pre-order now! And of course you can get a head start on some blocks like mine 😉 I wanted to create a block that featured flying geese, they are one of my favorites! There are so many ways to make them and rulers out there to help make them quickly and easily. If you have never tried to make flying geese today is the day to start!   Click here to get the FREE instructions on how to make the My Flock block and make sure to link up your photo so I can see what you made! I made up a second..

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Splendid Sampler 2 – Block #1 from Alex Veronelli

June 14, 2018

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..

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