Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Splendid Sampler

So, I was quilt blog hopping a couple nights ago and came across a lady who was participating in something called the Splendid Sampler.  I followed her links until I came to the main page.  and oh man, am I glad I did. What a super fun idea.  Two friends got together with an idea, and then they told two friends, and they told two friends, etc.  Haha! Anyway by the end there will be 100 different blocks, all 6x6 finished size, made over the course of a little over a year.  They release new blocks twice a week, and so far there have only been 9 blocks revealed.  Participation and all patterns, templates, etc needed to make the blocks are free!  Free, people, FREE!!! 

I have already gone through my stash, chosen a color palette, and made 2 of the blocks.  Since Friday night.  That is how cute the blocks are, and how fun this project is.  I thought I would let the rest of you know in case it is something you would like to also participate in.  All you need to do is give them your name and email and you're in!  You can join the Facebook group if you want, but it isn't necessary.  I like seeing some of the other color choices people have used, and it helped to look through a few of the finished blocks when choosing my own colors. 

I love miniatures in general, and have been wanting to make a few mini quilts for a while.  These smaller blocks are giving me good practice and make me feel like I am ready to tackle some of those itty, bitty micro mini quilts.  I want to make a couple that could be wall hangings for my daughter's doll house....I know, I am crazy, but I figure, it is using so little fabric, even if I have to throw the whole thing away, it won't be a total loss.  But after making 100 smallish ones, I bet it will be no problem. :)

1 comment:

  1. Amy. I would love to see your finished blocks. I have always wanted to make a miniature sampler. I will check this out.