Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson have teamed up to plan a sampler of 100 6″ blocks. They’ve contacted 80 designers to contribute blocks to the project which began on Valentine’s Day. They plan to post or email directions for two blocks per week. Click here to link to an explanation of the project and to sign up!
The first block is an appliqued heart on a patchwork background designed by Pat. I had planned on using my collection of “Katie Jump Rope” half yard cuts. But some of the prints are large scale, and we will be making 6″ blocks – not a good fit. Add to that, the first block’s heart motif – there’s no red in my “Katie Jump Rope” collection.
So I decided to use a Fat Quarter bundle of “Chocolat” given to me at Christmastime by a quilting friend. I love how my block turned out. And as my friend, Patti, posted on her fb page, “One down, and 99 to go!”
Have you joined the “Splendid Sampler” Sew Along? It’s a great way to stretch your quilt making skills and use some Fat Quarters in the process!