AND I learned about Pat's new internet quilt-along-project -- the Splendid Sampler™. With 83 designers participating, there would be two new designs released EVERY WEEK FOR A SOLID YEAR...and my crew -- the TMBC -- all decided to saddle up for this fun project!!
I don't think we really knew how much work it was gonna be.
Four or five of us started...but only two survived...(Pat Sloan -- did you ever think about selling this concept as a new reality show?)
Linda P. made TWO quilts for her two twin daughters, Whitney and Kim. You saw those quilts already...
|Week #1, Sandy and Linda P., comparing notes.|
|Sandy NEVER MISSED A WEEK...she completed every block, and actually stapled the finished block to the printed-out instruction sheet. (she's an accountant by nature)...|
|Her confidence grew with each completed block...|
|Every new block represented a new challenge...|
|SO MUCH TO LEARN!! Paper piecing, applique, flying geese...half square triangles...it was like learning a new language.|
|But Sandy NEVER MISSED A DESIGN...No matter how hard it was, or how many times she had to rip it out and start over...SHE COMPLETED EVERY SINGLE BLOCK....and EVERY POINT WAS PERFECTION...|
|FINALLY -- THE BIG REVEAL!!|
|Sandy did not choose to go the QAYG method. She decided to shadow every block...|
|Which was so dramatic!!|
|And using the gray and white, creating the shadow box -- brought all those various fabrics together.|
|It is stunning!! And these two should be SO PROUD...|
|Sandy purchased the Splendid Sampler™ label for the back of her quilt|
|The back is stunning, too. It looks like a finished Modern Quilt, don't you think?|
|Every block is a work of art...|
The TMBC is getting together, we're going to have a "Featherweight Sew-in"...and put the "reject blocks" to some good use.
I am excited to see how it turns out...Because I think every work of art should have a name -- I'm gonna call it "The Fourth Quilt"...