The Splendid Sampler

The Splendid Sampler

It’s no secret that I like samplers. Last year I was lucky enough to be invited to design a block for The Splendid Sampler quilt along. For those of you who are new to this project, The Splendid Sampler is a year long quilt along hosted by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson. The 100, 6″ blocks cover techniques like precision piecing, embroidery, appliqué, english paper piecing and foundation paper piecing. Two block patterns are released each week.

Today is my special day for the quilt along. 🙂 I designed a block called Whim. This block finishes up at 6″. Whim was inspired by improvisational quilts, but this little guy is made using a very precise method ~ foundation paper piecing. It’s like faux-improv. 😉 If you have never foundation paper pieced before, check out my tutorial!

The Splendid Sampler ~ Whim block by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts

My two Whim blocks were stitched up using a monochromatic color scheme, but feel free to go crazy with your fabrics. I can’t wait to see your finished blocks. Happy stitching everyone!



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    Frances sullivan

    July 28, 2016

    I love doing. Crazy quilting, with the
    Foundation piecing keep it up

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    July 28, 2016

    The Splendid sampler is a gift! Love your block. It is so hot, all I want to do
    is sit in the AC and sew!!

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    NY Quilter

    July 28, 2016

    You always make such great fabric choices. Love the colors. Definitely going to check this sampler series out and your foundation piecing tutorial. I’m taking a class at my local shop for that next month.

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    July 28, 2016

    Is there a template for this block that I can print?

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    July 28, 2016

    Thank you Faith for being part of our Splendid Sampler Journey!

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    Rosemary B

    July 28, 2016

    These two blocks are so pretty. Very jazzy blocks

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    Anne Beier

    July 29, 2016

    Beautiful blocks. Love the monochromatic style you planned for them.

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    Toni A.

    July 29, 2016

    The Splendid Sampler has expanded my skills, thanks for your part in a fun quilting adventure.

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    July 29, 2016

    Your blocks look great!