Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Splendid Sampler Quilt Along

Have you seen the Splendid Sampler quilt along by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson? They got together with more than 80 other designers to submit blocks for this QAL. There will be 2 block patterns per week for 50 weeks. (Click on the Splendid Sampler button on my right sidebar for more info.)

The first block came out on this past Sunday. I got the block made this afternoon. Here is my block designed by Pat Sloan. 

One reason I wanted to do this QAL is because there will be so many different techniques used. On this first block I hand blanket-stitched the fused heart. I had never done that before. I used red perle cotton but, it is difficult to see in this photo. 

Special note:
Thank you to all those who send me words of comfort regarding my step-daughter. Sadly, she passed away last Wednesday afternoon. The out-pouring of love was unbelievable. She had so many visitors at the hospice that someone asked if she was famous. She had touched so many lives. We miss her and her smile.

May all your ups and downs in life be with needle and thread.


Debbie said...

Oh Donna...I am so sorry to hear your step daughter has passed. It sounds like she was an amazing woman with many friends. My heart is with you and your family.

I love your heart block. I'm not sure I'll do the entire thing, but I did print out this heart block to try.

Sending big {{{HUGS}}} your way...

Ellen said...

My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your step-daughter. It is so hard to lose the ones we love but she will always be present in your heart and in your memories.

Mad about Craft said...

So, so sorry for your family's loss! No word can compensate. xxx

Teresa in Music City said...

LOVE your block - definitely my favorite :*)
And so sorry to hear of your loss. Lifting up a prayer for you and all of her loved ones.

Ivani said...

Sorry to know about your loss. Sending prayers and hugs your way.

Rebecca in AK said...

Dear Donna! I am so, so sorry to hear of you loss. Losing someone dear to you is so painful, you miss them so much. I hope everyone is doing okay. Prayers for you and your family.

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