Hello Friends! I hope you who are in the northern hemisphere are keeping yourself safe and warm! It’s amazing to hear some of the wind chills experienced by some in the country! Anyhow, I hope you have had a great week. I got home on Sunday night, and jumped straight back to work the next day in my quest to check off things on my long list.
Many of you have joined in the fun Splendid Sampler quilt along, hosted by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson! You probably already know of the reprise in Splendid Sampler 2. I am so excited to share with you that I am one of the Splendid Sampler designers!!
#1. Click here if you haven’t known about Splendid Sampler 2 to read more about it.
#2. Click here If you would like to order the Splendid Sampler 2 book that has instructions and templates included in this quilt along,
And TODAY is my turn to share about my Snail and Pail block! This block is what you’d see in the book.
This original block is inspired by Miss Baby’s beloved watering can she has had for years. And here is the block I made for my Splendid Sampler quilt. This quilt is actually for Miss Baby, thus the monogrammed G on the watering can.
I used the embroidery floss from Miss Baby’s Spool-en-dids floss collection to add the embroidery on the block. Click here if you would like to read about the collection. You may purchase the collection here.
Have you seen some of the other Splendid Sampler 2 blocks I have made for the quilt? I have documented all the blocks on my Instragram account under ivory_spring. Follow me on Instagram to follow along my Splendid Sampler 2 progress. Fabrics are Uppercase Vol.2 by Windham Fabrics. Click here to view fabrics.
Back to Snail and Pail… I also used the design to make a 10″ x 10″ mini quilt! I am using it to show that you can place the snail WHEREVER you wish! Fabrics are Forest Gifts by Michael Miller. Click here to view fabrics.
This picture shows the quilting I did over Hobbs Tuscany Wool batting. I taught machine quilting all week last week at Road to CA — I was more then ready to do some quilting myself after I got home.
A quick note on the blanket stitches I do around my fusible applique shapes. I like the buttonhole/blanket stitches small. You may read more about how I do the stitching here.
Does this Quilt-Along look fun to you? It is SUPER FUN — trust me! I like, with the book, that I am able to make the blocks at my own pace. And the blocks are so versatile I can easily add my own spin to them. AND the best part is that I am able to see what others have made their blocks on social media sites. If you haven’t joined, you know you want to!!!
For those who are participating in the Quilt Along, and have actually make the blocks — comment to enter the giveaway of a copy of my book below. Make sure you indicate in your comment that you have actually make the block(s). I am interested to know which is your favorite block so far! This giveaway relies on the honor system — again, ONLY open to Splendid Sampler 2 participants!
I will announce the winner next Thursday (Feb 7, 2019).
That’s all for now, my quilting friends! Chat with you again soon!
p.s. I came across a fun article on beginning quilting that would make a great resource for any quilts. Check it out here.