Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Starting Feb. 14, 2016

Oh Boy! do I have some fun news for you!

If you are a frequent peruser on Facebook, or perhaps belong to one of Pat Sloan's groups, you may have been hearing about a new project which is about to begin, The Splendid Sampler.

This is going to be a FREE Block of the Every Couple of Days quilt project, open to everyone. Free.

Every Sunday and Thursday, a new block will be released for you to copy, download or print. Every form of quilt making will be featured as well; piecing, applique, embroidered, English Paper-piecing, Foundation Paper-piecing. It's all in here.

"So, what do I need to have to make these blocks?"

I can't tell you! It's a Mystery! But Pat said they will be featuring fabric used by the designers of these blocks in up-coming articles.

"Hang on... how can possibly start a quilt that's going to look good when I don't what I need to make it!?"

There is a page for that, here, which will give you SOME guidance but not tell you exactly what to do, which is GREAT! This is a sampler quilt and nobody outside of the team knows where we're going. We're all just 'along for the ride!"

"BUT I CAN'T JUST......."

Yes, yes you CAN....... here is one more page to give you a littttttllleeee more help.

The only thing I can tell you, (which I learned from reading all the pages), is Pat recommends gathering 30-35 fat quarters. How you choose to arrive at the selection really depends on your stash or desire! And IF you choose to unify those FQs with one single background choice, she says to get at least 2 yards of background to be safe (if it's not a constant bolt, like a Kona solid, you might want to bump that up to 2.5 yards)

SO......... ARE YOU IN?!!!!! 

Great!     First thing to do is go HERE and sign up. There is no fee... just submit your email address and confirm when you receive a follow-up email.

 If you wish to join the Facebook page set up just for this 'event', you may go HERE and hit the JOIN button.

All set? GOOD! Now, once you have collected what you THINK is going to be your selection, head over here for a fun! fast! free! pattern, the  Folding Block Station, which is a cute, easy-to-carry pressing mat, design board and pocket to carry you 6.5" x 6.5" ruler.

And that is your final 'clue'.... these blocks are all going to measure an easy 6.5" square.

Check back with Bright Hopes Quilting to see future happenings with the Splendid Sampler.

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