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The Splendid Sampler: We’ve Reached the Top

The Splendid Sampler Meet Up in the Middle

Happy Friday everyone!!

Last week, I was in Syracuse, NY to meet up with a few quilting friends, meet some wonderful Splenderettes and attend the AQS Syracuse quilt show. For The Splendid Sampler Meet Up in the Middle, we met at Calico Gals, a lovely quilt shop not too far from our hotel downtown.

Designers Meet Up

Pictured above, are The Splendid Sampler Designers that were in attendance, Debby Brown (Splendid Quilter), Victoria Findlay Wolfe (Block 72), Joan Ford (Block 84), Me (Block 24 Inspector Sidekick), Flat Pat and Jacquelynne Steves (Block #76). Pat had an emergency come up at the last minute, and was unable to join us in person.

It was so much fun to meet everyone, and see all of their gorgeous blocks. I didn’t end up taking many photos, just too busy chatting and having fun. Below are a few that I did take.

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We’ve Reached the Top

Yesterday marked the release of Block 50, Flights of Fancy, for The Splendid Sampler. This block was designed by Joanna Figueroa.

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Additionally, on Wednesday, Pat released a bonus block to celebrate reaching the Top of the Hill.

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Many of the designers are also helping to celebrate this milestone, with blog give-aways or freebies on their sites. Here are today’s designers:

Give-Aways

I have two different give-aways for you all. First up, five free quilt blocks for you to download. Instructions for these blocks include both 6″ and 12″ finished blocks. Download them here!

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For my second give-away, two lucky winners, who leave a comment below, will win memberships to my Pieced Mini Quilt Club.

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To enter the give-away, leave a comment below telling me what your plans are for this weekend. Two winners will be chosen randomly to win on Monday, August 8th.

My Blocks

I’ve been able to sneak a few blocks into my schedule this week. If you’re like me and behind, don’t worry, we’ll all be making these blocks far into the future. I have a couple of other blocks cut out and ready for stitching. I’ll be doing them as I work on other projects too.

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This post was published on August 5th, 2016. Post topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey. Post tags: .

152 Responses to “The Splendid Sampler: We’ve Reached the Top”

  1. Jeanne Brown says:

    I have had company for six weeks and they are going home this week. I am going to my favorite quilt shop this week end.

  2. snowbaby katz says:

    thanks so much for the free patterns to try ~ I appreciate your sharing. Loving the Splendid Sampler blocks. thanks so awfully much

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