Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Splendid Sampler™ Wednesday

The Splendid Sampler™ Wednesday
(...skip this part if you're not new here...)

The Splendid Sampler™ is an internet sew-a-long created by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson. It is an EPIC sew along...
  • 83 fabric designers have created specific blocks that feature different quilting techniques. (paper piecing, fused applique, etc.).
  • The blocks will be released each week, and are FREE to participants until March 2017. (at that time, they'll use the designs to publish a book).
  • You can use whatever fabric you like.
  • There will be pictures on their Facebook page, etc.
The new block designs come out twice a week....on Sunday morning and Thursday morning. I'm doing this with my TMBC...and, therefore, it is my pleasure to BLOG ABOUT IT every Wednesday. *******************

A funny thing has happened since the TMBC started participating in The Splendid Sampler™....we ARE BECOMING QULTERS..!!

Last week was kind of unusual -- because we had many field trips....

On Tuesday, we went to Fulton, Illinois to check out Susan's Calico Creations GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE.  Shopping there was a happy/sad affair. Happy to see all that beautiful fabric for 40% off...but sad the business is closing it's doors after 20 years.

We started off with breakfast at our favorite place, Krumpets -- and, of course, THERE WAS A SEW AND TELL...

LP did two versions of the bonus blocks...
Two versions of "Bows"...SO different with various fabric choices.
This block is called First Stitch...
After all that exhausting breakfast/fabric shopping...we moved on to a fabulous lunch, and a walkabout town.  This sign on the side of a building cracked us up.
LIKE THAT WASN'T ENOUGH sewing excitement -- Sandy and  LP went on a TWO DAY SHOP HOP BUS TRIP...where they visited eight different quilt shops in three different states.
AND, as the freakish thing called RITALUCK would have it -- I visited this wonderful quilt shop in Fennimore, Wisconsin on WEDNESDAY -- THE QUILT PEDDLER.  and LP and Sandy were in THIS SAME SHOP three days later!! 

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