Tuesday, 16 February 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Block1 - Hearts Aflutter by Pat Sloan

The Splendid Sampler is a Sew Along project of Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson that has just begun.
83 designers from all over the world have designed 100 6" finished blocks using different techniques: pieced, applique, embroidery, English Paper Piecing (EPP) and Paper piecing.
Every block has a free downloadable pattern.  
The blocks are released 2 a week, with 2 holiday breaks for Christmas Day and New Year’s day.
The first block was Valentines day Feb 14, 2016:  "Hearts Aflutter" by Pat Sloan.
I decided to try it too and here is mine:

 I had two shades of denim (used jeans actually) for background and I embellished the heart applique with machine embroidery .
For this embroidery I made up a design using one motif of an old Romanian traditional needlework. I digitized it in two variants. This one was my favorite from the beginning but I designed the second variant just to be sure that I really like it. I know, I know, I complicate my life by myself. I'm doing this all the time. I can't help it.

I am not a fan of the samplers but besides meeting quilters from all over the world, what attracted me in this Sew along Quilt Sampler is that you are free to make your blocks at your own pace.
I hope to have this mystery quilt completed at this time next year in a creative layout.

Have a beautiful day, my dears!

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