2.14.2017

***The Splendid Sampler Anniversary Celebration - and lots of Give Aways***



Hello and Happy Valentine's Day.
Today I am hosting a give away in celebration of the 1 year anniversary of the Splendid Sampler.

Pat and Jane are hosting a giveaway and you can find it [HERE]
They will have
* a US winner
* an Australian winner
* a Rest of the world winner
Just go to the link above where they will ask for a photo of ALL your blocks and what the project has meant to you. 



I am hosting a give-away, too!  
Leave a comment on this post and share what you feel is the most Splendid part of this Sew Along.

The winner will get a $25.00 credit towards any patterns in my Etsy shop!

Comments are open until Feb 21st at 11:59 PST
and I will announce the winner on February 22nd.



Here are my blocks.  I didn't make 100, but I am well on my way.  
And remember, it isn't a race!  
I have been incredibly busy this year with a house remodel and secret project 😉 so I am very excited to have time to make the rest of the blocks in 2017.



Be sure to get your copy of the book.  You can find it [HERE]


I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day.
It is an extra special day for me since I met my husband 18 years ago today!
Oh my gosh, we look so young : )

Good Luck & Happy Sewing!

xo
Charise


119 comments:

  1. I have really enjoyed the different blocks, and looking at how different the blocks look done in different colorways, thanks! Now what?
    garvey56@gmail.com

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  2. Wow. You met your husband on Valentine's Day. How cool is THAT. I didn't participate in making these blocks, but I have enjoyed seeing the stops on the hop.

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  3. What I have really enjoyed is the variety of beautiful blocks, the organization among such talented designers and creativity involved. These blocks are so inspiring! xx

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  4. The most splendid part (besides collecting so many creative blocks) was being able to see each block-maker's final project. The variety of one was so inspiring!

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  5. Cute designs
    I loved the variety, in designs, techneques and colors choice folks shared-oh and the sharing!

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  6. The most Splendid thing about this project is seeing all the different ways that people have made the blocks.

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  7. The most Splendid thing about this project is seeing the variety of people, fabrics, and techniques used to make this a SPLENDID time.

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  8. I think seeing the variety of colors and patterns in material is the most splended thing about this project ! I so love yours, so spring like and bright !
    Linda Marie Finn
    faithfulacresbodysoulspirit@gmail.com

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  9. the most splendid part for me was the anticipation of the new blocks coming out each week.

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  10. My favorite part of this project was the world wide community of quilters, their support and encouragement!

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  11. It was great to learn all these new techniques. I discovered that I love paper piecing. Everyone was so helpful with tips and hints. It's been a great year.

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  12. The best part for me was seeing all the fabric combinations people used to make each block, many were stunning!

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  13. The best part was getting to meet new designers. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  14. It was fun! All those different blocks

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  15. The best part for me was learning new techniques and then sharing my blocks with friends online. They've all be following along with me!

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  16. I have enjoyed reading about other bloggers I didn't know. I enjoyed learning something new.

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  17. I have really enjoyed the creativity and seeing all the wonderful blocks in different colorways. I would love to win, I have purchased some of your patterns, but more is better,cork@pa.rr.com Thanks!

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  18. The most Splendid part for me was seeing the great detail and creativity many quilters put in each of their blocks. Thank you for being a part of this !

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  19. learning new techniques was the most splendid part!

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  20. To be part of a worldwide community and all the great blocks!

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  21. The most Splendid thing is getting to see all the beautiful blocks made by stitchers around the world!

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  22. I enjoyed seeing the variety of block styles in the 100 blocks and then the variety of colors in the sample blocks.

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  23. What I enjoyed most was seeing all the different interpretations of each block.

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  24. I loved meeting new people and seeing all the different interpretations and color choices !
    Thank you for your awesome block design... VERY CUTE !
    Also thank you for offering a giveaway.. Hope I Win !!

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  25. The most splendid part of this sew along was to have such splendid quilters share their splendid creativity to enable us to learn something new and fun with a whole "world" of quilters.

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  26. The facebook friends and fellow splenderettes, seeing everyone working together in separate lives, the camaraderie were my favorite parts of this year long project.

    Terri weemoose@juno.com

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  27. The most splendid part, to me, was all of the block techniques and piecing. Plus, seeing all of the blocks that others have made. Near the top of my blog left sidebar is an image link to contact me. Thank you :)

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  28. I love learning new techniques.

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  29. Your block is one of my favorites. I've loved trying so many new techniques and improving my skills so much over the year

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  30. I loved the excitement of anticipation for every Thursday and Sunday blocks coming out. I learned many techniques and it was so awesome to do it along with a worldwide community of people sewing.

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  31. I just enjoyed the journey, looking forward to the different block twice a week and all the different techniques.

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  32. It was an amazing journey, and I learned many new techniques.

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  33. I loved reading other people's stories that went with their blocks, especially 'moose muse' :)

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  35. known said...
    The most splendid thing...you can do anything if tou take your time, read the directioms and give permission to not be perfect the first time. No fear of any project now....like your curved piecing...haha. i love your patterns!

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  36. known said...
    The most splendid thing...you can do anything if tou take your time, read the directioms and give permission to not be perfect the first time. No fear of any project now....like your curved piecing...haha. i love your patterns!

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  37. The most splendid thing...you can do anything if tou take your time, read the directioms and give permission to not be perfect the first time. No fear of any project now....loke yoir cirved piecing...haha. i love your patterns!

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  38. I think it's just splendid the way everyone is working together but at their own pace on this. Great work everyone! angielovesgary2@ gmaildotcom

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  39. Best part is the wide variety of blocks!

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  40. The best part was the challenge to try new techniques. Some were successful for me and others weren't, but I loved trying.

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  41. Besides all the wonderful block patterns it was so exciting for me to know that I was part of a huge project that quilters from all over the world were participating in. What a great idea. Thanks to Pat, Jane, and all the designers for all the hard work and generous gifts that went into this past year. I can't wait to finish the rest of the blocks and see the whole project completed.

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  42. Loved following along, gives so much inspiration and new learning tips. I love small blocks.

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  43. There were so many of the blocks I really just loved. I did sew your Splendid Notions pouch and gave it to my sister for Christmas. I have added the Splendid Sampler book to my wish list. I like having a book to refer to, plus to browse at in the evening. Thank you so much, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  44. Best part was the huge variety of blocks and techniques that were used!! So amazing!!! I have already preordered the book - loved it~~~
    mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I truly enjoyed traveling (inn my mind) all over the world, reading about each designer.. .their tips, challenges they over come and sharing a bit about their lives. Inspiration came from so many avenues and challenges were accepted many times over! I've learned a lot in my skills and enjoyed trying new methods and techniques~ quiltlovefordomesticfelicity(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. The whole journey was fun for me. I really did enjoy getting to know the designers through their little stories about their blocks and visiting their websites.
    kathyleblanc78 at gmail dot com

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  47. I have enjoyed all the different blocks and variations.

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  48. Love, loved the journey. I am no longer intimidated by PP or Applique blocks. What a great idea to do this as a great big Quilt a long. The other quilters inspired me in so many ways. I also learned the importance of color placement. So glad I participated. I have 108 blocks now ready to put into multiple tops.

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  49. I've loved seeing everyone's different interpretations of the blocks pop up on Instagram 😊

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  50. The most splendid part for me was seeing all the beautiful blocks created from the designers. Amazing how different people created entirely different quilts from the same pattern.

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  51. It is hard to pick just one splendid part of this experience!! I loved that it got me out of my comfort zone and taught me new things, like English Paper Piecing and machine applique. I also absolutely loved seeing everyone else's blocks....they were great inspiration for me!! Most of all, though, I liked that it got me back into the habit of sewing and quilting again. I just had no motivation until the Splendid Sampler came along. I am a little behind on all the blocks, but I am still picking away at it and hope to have them all done soon!! Thank you for your part in this!! It truly was splendid!! :)

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  52. My favorite part was being part of a community, such support and caring.

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  53. I really enjoyed the variety of blocks. And I enjoyed the challenges of some new techniques.

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  54. I haven't made a single block but I sure have enjoyed looking at all the blocks made and the variations with the color palette. I'm saving my favorite ones to use in the future..

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  55. I think the most splendid (and remarkable!) thing is the huge number of people who have joined in. Just amazing!

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  56. I like the variety of blocks. There's so much to learn.

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  57. There aren't many times when people across the world align on learning and developing their own and others' skills. It was nice to see people use social media in a positive way to share and empower each other.

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  58. The most Splendid part of this big event is the number of participants! Amazing!!

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  59. The most Splendid part of this Sew Along has been being inspired by the many creative designers and fellow quilters.

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  60. The most wonderful part of the Splendid Blocks were seeing the creativity of all the designers. Thanks for being part of this fantastic collaboration.

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  61. I think the most Splendid part of this whole process was seeing everyone's interpretations of the blocks along the way. That and seeing people gain confidence in their skills as they completed block after block. sherry at phazoncontrols dot com

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  62. Seeing some of the completed quilts- they are awesome!

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  63. I love the vintage feel of your blocks. Very pretty! The best part of the SS project was connecting to the quilting community.
    P.S. Contagious is spelled incorrectly in your Einstein quote above.

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  64. The most Splendid part of this quilt along for me was finishing. I was the reluctant one in our group who started!

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  65. The best part was learning new techniques. The fact that some of us were all learning them together, asking each other questions, and learning from our mistakes.

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  66. Hi Cherise. Thank you for your contribution to the Splendid Sampler. It was an exciting journey. I enjoyed being introduced to so many new designers, reading their stories, and learning new techniques.

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  67. It has been wonderful to see a diverse group of people from all over the world share their quilting talents!

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  68. I just the the huge variety of blocks in this sew along. What a great way to learn new techniques! Amandachristensens at gmail dot com

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  69. Best part was learning. Watching what other people decided to do with their blocks. their own twist. You're one of my fav deisgners, I love your blocks :) I haven't made yours yet because I'm very behind but I will surely will!

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  70. I’m finished!! 100 blocks!! Thanks to all designers, it’s been fun. I learnt a lot about the power of community commitment!! Turquoise makes me happy X

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  71. I've really enjoyed using the different techniques in the Splendid Sampler. I avoided applique at all costs, but the 6" blocks were perfect practice!
    Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

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  72. I love seeing how all the designers interpret the blocks and see what they look like.

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  73. It's a splendid idea to do just block at a time, with no two alike!

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  74. The most splendid thing was definitely sharing with quilters around the world. What a great journey!

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  75. I really liked that all the blocks were different.

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  76. I have enjoyed watching the journey as the blocks were released each week. It was fun to see how different the same block could look based on fabric choices or design details of the quilter.

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  77. Honestly? Seeing what you made each week. I LOVE your taste!! But I love that it includes all the techniques in quilting.

    Ksmith8@emich.edu

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  78. it was amazing to see all these designers together, commenting in our posts, it was an amazing journey! thanks all

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  79. I love your bright color choices and I enjoyed seeing everyone's choices as each block came out. Thank you for a fun year past and to come.

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  80. a whole world full of quilty love !!

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  81. Oh! I loved your block so much! A pattern would be great! stargal714 dot com

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  82. The most splendid part of this quilt along was learning new techniques. I have 45 blocks done and 7 more cut out and ready to piece.
    debbie-landry@hotmail.com

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  83. The most splendid part was seeing all the different fabrics used and still all beautiful.

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  84. I have enjoyed this group so much. I have learned, I have cussed, I have completed 131 blocks- I added a few extras in for the back.
    Thank you for your design. ncmouse at citcom dot net

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  85. My favorite part of this Splendid journey has been seeing the different quilting methods & how different people create beautiful variations of the patterns!

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  86. I enjoyed seeing all the different designers and learning more about them. It was also nice to see how each quilter used the pattern differently to create their own Splendid block. It gave me many good ideas.

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  88. Seeing all the beautiful blocks from quilters from all over the world.

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  89. I started out and made the first few blocks but this has been a busy year for me with not much sewing happening. I loved seeing the new blocks each week and all of the various ways they were made. This has been fun to follow along with and I will be purchasing the book so that I can work on it this year.

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  90. I loved seeing all the lovely blocks sewn by all the people following along!

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  92. I loved getting to see all the finished blocks and using them for inspiration for my own. I just hit my 50th block, so I still get to enjoy more. I hope they don't pull everyone s work down.

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  93. All the creativity and inspiration; thanks for the chance! marshudson at comcast dot net

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  94. So many wonderfully different blocks. Thank you. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  95. I looked forward to seeing what the 2 blocks were going to be each week. I was amazed at our many people were making this quilt. I have finished mine.

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  96. The most splendid part for me, was the encouragement in the Facebook group. Everyone is so positive and willing to help!

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  97. The most splendid thing about the Splendid Sampler was and is your quilt block!!! In love with your patterns. Thanks

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  98. The most splendid thing for me was the introduction to all the designers out there that you were given the opportunity to connect to by email, blog, or other social media.

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  99. I have greatly enjoyed seeing everyone's blocks. The variety and creativity has been amazing. mpattygalbraith@gmail.com

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  100. All the encouragement and involvement of so many people all at once. It is inspirational. amanda.echler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  101. The most splendid part of this challenge was the variety of different techniques offered. lindaelainenielson at gmail dot com.

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  102. Seeing all the beautiful blocks made by people all around the world.

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  103. I think the thing that inspired me most about the splendid sampler was that it made me get out of my comfort zone. Trying different techniques and using them together in the same quilt are things I don't usually do. I love piecing and usually stick with that. The applique, paper piecing and embroidery really offered challenges that I don't normally attempt.

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  104. I enjoyed being challenged to try new techniques in small doses.

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  105. I think the most splendid part of the Splendid Sampler is the sharing of experiences and continual encouragement of all the quilter's around the world!

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  106. The best part of the SS was seeing everyone's individual style....it was a real eye opener to see so many different choices!

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  107. I made 4 quilt tops with 25 blocks in each for a total of 100 blocks. I have loved every minute of this journey. My favorite memory is meeting up with designers and other quilters at a shop in Syracuse during the summer! Thanks Katie

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  108. I think the most splendid thing about this year of quilting was all the paper pieced blocks. Your block is my favorite. while i was sewing it I thought of the first dress I sewed when I was 10 or 11 yr. old. I remembered my mother teaching me and advising me to take a break when there where tears. Your dress block was so cute and I love how all the paper pieced blocks turned out.

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  109. Bringing so many talented quilters together to inspire us is wonderful.

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  110. I loved all this talent! Both designer and fans brought so much variation to each block.

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  111. I am new to the blocks but from what i can see is that there is such a great community of quilters around to help each other.

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  112. The most splendid thing I learned was to paper piece. So enjoyed learning that skill!

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  113. I enjoyed all the great ideas from so many talented quilters!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  114. The best part of the SS was making so many new friends! I just adored your block too Cherise x

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  115. The most splendid part was meeting new friends and seeing everyone's version of the blocks.

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  116. The most splendid part of this journey has to be learning all about colour placement and how the same block in different fabrics can be so very different. I can know use this skill in my quilting and now my fabrics are talking with me instead of at me ☺

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  117. I loved the blocks were six inches and the variation of all of them!

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  118. It was very splendid to meet a lot of new friends from all over the world, not to mention all the designers that I never knew before.. :)
    And I was new to paper piecing, but I love it now..lol
    Loved your Stitching Fashion block! :>

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  119. hi - thank you for your addition to The Splendid Sampler. My favorite part was the fact that so many quilters participated from ALL around the world. It was so interesting to see everyone's variations. This was my first attempt to paper piece - felt great to learn a new technique.

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