This is a very exciting milestone for me and I am glad I can finally talk about it after many months of secret planning!
The Splendid Sampler kicked off in 2016 with 84 designers producing 100 quilt blocks for people to make throughout the year. Pat Sloan (in the US) and Jane Davidson (in Australia) are the masterminds behind the whole project and managed to engage thousands of creative people around the world.
I loved watching my friends get involved and following the project on Instagram and Facebook.
I met Pat and Jane at Spring Market in St Louis last May and admired the first Splendid Sampler quilt in all its glory. They are very warm, talented and hard-working women.
Several months later I received an email asking me to take part in the follow-up project (Splendid Sampler 2) and it meant a great deal to me. There are so many designers who I admire and respect in the group and I am hoping to learn a lot of new things as I work through the blocks and share my experience.
I am planning on some video tutorials and studio workshops too, and to create my own Splendid Sampler quilt.
My Splendid Sampler 2 block
The design has a story that is close to my heart, but that is all that I can share for now.
My fabric choices
Erm, Liberty of course!! I have had a head start on quite a few blocks and it is working a treat.
Want to join me?
People who have followed me for a while will know that I love a community quilt project. Sewing socially, chatting and making new connections is my main motivation when quilting these days so I hope lots of you will join in too. Keep following my blog for details of social sew-alongs and videos. There may be a few giveaways to celebrate too.
To find out lots more here is the link:
For my earlier thoughts on community quilt projects click here.
Thanks for reading.