Have you joined in the Splendid Sampler with Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson ? If not you are missing out on a lot of fun , there are now over 13,000 quilters worldwide taking part , how awesome is that . The blocks are just 6.5" and they will be providing us with two blocks per week , one on Sundays and one on Thursdays for a year and a total of 100 blocks , what is stopping you . There are over 80 designers who are participating and providing blocks as well as bonus projects . The first bonus project was given to us by Jane and it is awesome to say the least . A combination of a mini design board and an ironing station if we wish to use it for that purpose , it also has a pocket for the 6" ruler we will need for this project . Want to see mine ?
Here it is all closed up and you can see the pocket is on the outside for the ruler plus a tie made from the ribbon that was wrapped around a FQ bundle . Now for the inside .
On the right is a bonus block from Pat and on the left is the first block in this Sampler , designed by Pat and called Hearts a Flutter . There are three layers of batting in the folder providing a great ironing surface on the right and of course the batting on the left is perfect when laying out the pieces for the blocks .
I have so many projects on the go , sometimes it is hard to keep my head on straight but since I have been doing a lot of sitting , hand projects are very welcome and I just had to join in with Darlene of the Needle Pulling Thread Shop , She is providing a wooly BOM called Eunice and I love wool so it was a no brainer .
A cute little project but apparently my sheep looks more like a tree lol . I used a grey sweater that I felted for this purpose , I just liked the texture and I also didn't have any white wool ;-) I cheated on the wood pile , couldn't see me cutting those tiny circles so I cut it out in one piece and stitched around to suggest logs ,I think it worked well enough .
Oh I also have an update on my Craftsy BOM , I have this months segment completed , thankfully , it was a fair amount of work so I had to spread that out over a couple of weeks . I must say I have really learned to be organized and use the leader and ender system to accomplish these blocks , it saves me time , energy and works so well . Just stack them up and pick them up and start stitching , so easy and so fun .
Now although those stars are lined up next to the middle section of the quilt that is not where they will end up , this month we were to make eight stars and the dogtooth border as well as add that green border but the stars will be set aside until later on . I am loving this so far even though it is very much out of my normal colour range except for the red which I love !! I had chosen colours from the fabric I bought for the border which is a large floral and has these colours in it . Wonder how my sister is making out , must check and see how she is doing .
Well folks that is it for me today , thanks so much for stopping by , hope the weather is being kind to you where ever you are .