Splendid Sampler 2

In their own words: More than 28,000 quilters have joined the Splendid Sampler online quilt-along–and now Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson return with 100 all-new block patterns to inspire quilters all over the world, all over again!

Along with blocks from Pat and Jane, quilters will find beautiful designs from superstar quilters including Lissa Alexander, Carrie Nelson, Jenny Doan, Susan Ache, Betsy Chutchian, Rob Appell, and more. Patchwork, appliquéd, embroidered, and foundation-pieced blocks provide plenty of opportunities to try new techniques, while a quilt gallery offers fun ideas for arranging blocks. Quilters can share their progress online and experience the joys of quilting with this very special community of quilters.

In case you need to catch up, here is the original 100 blocks:

     

What a great way to learn! Join the online group and you have a multitude of experts to help and provide inspiration!

Block of the Month or a Weekend

I love everything this gal does! Krista Moser has so much talent and personality – she is destined to be a rock star in our industry! Just look at what she has created with her new Creative Grids®  60 Degree Diamond Ruler!

This quilt combines the techniques that are featured in many of her patterns and removes the intimidation factor. Each diamond pattern is repeated twice and takes just a few hours.

Why not feature this at your next retreat? Share a technique, give them a few hours to sew….repeat! Better yet – invite Krista to teach at your shop or guild. Contact her at The Quilted Life. Her personality lights up a room. And, she loves to share her knowledge of quilting and longarming. What a combination! The pattern is due to arrive in September so order now!

Have your Oars in a Row

This is the most clever and fun block of the month I have seen in a long time! Each month, create an oar and in six months, your quilt will be done. The finished quilt measures 84″ x 72″ so it could be the focal point of any room or a great throw. Simply add borders if you want it to fit a double or queen bed.

Each design is constructed using traditional piecing techniques and templates – no paper-piecing required. These patterns will be arriving soon so add it to your Fall schedule.

After all, everyone has a place at the lake, knows someone who has a place on the lake, or DREAMS about a vacation on the lake! What a perfect gift for the lake hosts!

Graphite and Granite

This new Block of the Month quilt by Whirligig Designs is simply stunning! The instructions include yardage for four sizes from wall hanging to king.

The cover quilt was made with a line from Timeless Treasures called Graphite(sceduled to be released in July).

The pattern is due to arrive in June so order it now so you can plan your block of the month program. This one will have people lining up at your door!

Explore your Inner Child – Part Two

A trip to the zoo has never been more fun with these whimsical animals from The Whole Country Caboodle. The pattern includes the pre-cut, pre-fused fabrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children of ALL ages will smile! Make one block and add borders for a quilt. Center another design on the side of a diaper bag. Frame one above the changing table. Make a pillow for the rocker out of another. The nursery is done! These are not due to arrive until September but you have nine months to plan for a baby  so I wanted you to know these will be available before the due date!

Check out Whole Country Caboodle to see other possibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthstone Quilts

These gorgeous blocks designed by MJ Kinman showcase the jewels that are the birthstones for each month. Each 17″ block is created with a freezer paper technique which insures success. It is just as easy as paper-piecing without the annoying step of removing the foundation! Check these out:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So different – and oh so beautiful! Wouldn’t these be gorgeous wall art featuring all of the birthstones for the loved ones in your life? The patterns are due to arrive next month.

All of them were made with my favorite line of solids: Painter’s Palette Solid Collection

These solids have a great feel – oh so soft – and available in a wide variety of colors. All of those colors is what makes these jewels come to life!

Want to get all of the patterns? Order a Shop Kit:

McKenna Ryan Returns to her “Bear” Roots

McKenna’s new series – 12 Months of Happy – features a family of bears celebrating life throughout the year. Combine the blocks into a quilt or combine three blocks to celebrate each season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These patterns all feature Hoffman fabrics and will be shipping next month. Laser Cut kits and embellishment kits will also be available. Check our website for details: 12 Months of Happy.

Decorate your Door with Style

These are designed as door banners but are great anywhere in your house! I love everything that Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin designs – and with this series, she has outdone herself.

I enlarged one of the patterns so that you can see the details that make each hexie banner so charming.

       

     

       

There are twelve in the series – one for each month – but many can stand alone. May, for instance, spells out SEW; June spells out HOME; and August spells FARM. These are perfect stand alone banners that would be great gifts.

These banners measure 9″ x 23 1/2″ and would be great kitted in the Henry Glass wool line by Stacy herself! These have been so popular that they sell out quickly but a new order is due to arrive this week so order NOW!

Whimsical Snowmen

Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs is releasing a new applique quilt next month that would make a perfect Block of the Month!

It’s all about the details – and the details make this quilt sing! Just check it out!

There is even an embellishment pack so you don’t have to look for all of those cute buttons that are just the right size! Start it now and it will be done in time for Winter – next Winter that is!

Thirties Prints in a Charming Setting

Judie Rothermel’s new collection, Basket of Scraps by Marcus Brothers. is featured in an upcoming book by It’s Sew Emma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Block of the Month style quilt book is due to arrive next month – perfect timing to wash away those Winter blues.

The setting stars which frame the blocks are simply stunning. The quilt can be made in two sizes – queen and king – so you can finally make a quilt to fit your bed. And, since it is a block of the month, it can be pieced a little at a time so they have removed the intimidation factor.

Here is just a sampling of this fabric line which is due to arrive later this month:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversational prints combined with mini coordinates – and a check threw in (which would be an awesome binding) – who could ask for anything more???