Why am I participating in this project?
Partly, I think, because I like the designers who are contributing, partly because it sounds like a great way to slowly put together a quilt and share ideas with others.
6 1/2 inch blocks sound doable to me. Even 2 a week. But if you were to tell me I need to create 100 blocks and do this sort of “surprise” mystery quilt, I might not have signed on. But 2 blocks a week sounds like a doable discipline. Care to join me?
The project begins Feb 14, so you have plenty of time to get ready. Although all you really need in order to start is a decent stash of fabric.
I am going back and forth about which color scheme to use.
I love the neutrals. They would make an elegant and timeless quilt. But another part of me wants to use more colorful fabric and go with more of a “farmgirl” theme.
Here I would use the scenic fabric as a border with all the other fabric as the piecing in the middle.
What do you think? They are both so different. I will probably wait til the block patterns start coming in to make a decision.
Dust off your sewing machine, and get ready to join in this creative collaboration. The project will have a Facebook page too, The Splendid Sampler, moderated by Pat Sloan.
I’m sure you’ll have access to plenty of online show and tell, so why not be a part of it? All the patterns will be available throughout all of 2016 for free, but then they will be put into a book in 2017.
Even if you never sew a stitch, it’s fun to watch the process. What are you waiting for?