Splendid Sampler ~ Crocheted Thoughts & Checker Board

Happy Spring to you!
It still feels like Winter here in Seattle, Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, but at least my Splendid Sampler blocks are made with Spring colored fabrics.
You can find all the details and FREE patterns at TheSplendidSampler.com

Crocheted Thoughts was a joy to make!  You can find more about the block and it's designer Alyssa Thompson [HERE] 
It was my "relax while watching the T. V. and stitch" project for several evenings : )

The sweet bow and cherry print is Yuwa Fabric "Bows and Cherries" by Atsuko Matsuyama.
The background fabric is my favorite "go to" cream cotton background - RJR Supreme Solids in color French Vanilla.

I transferred the design by tracing the design onto my fabric with a water soluble marker.
I'm pleased with the end result.

Today's Splendid Sampler block is Checker Board by Pat Sloan.  I adore this block.  The first one was made with blue fabric scraps.

I couldn't resist making a second block with some pink, red and yellow scraps.

Having an entire quilt with these tiny squares would be divine : )

Happy Sewing!


  1. Yikes! I just love your fabric choices, sooo pretty!

  2. I'm loving your blocks! You got me going on this Splendid Sampler thing! :) I am doing my blocks in red, white, gray and black.

  3. Just beautiful. Your fabrics are adorable.

  4. I love the blocks! Looks like you did some fussy cutting on the small blocks! Looks like they are an inch finished! Good work!

  5. Блоки с бабочками супер красивые. Вышивка очень интересно выглядит.

  6. Lovely! At first glance, I thought you'd stitched down an actual crocheted doily but then realized it was just your beautiful stitching. I always enjoy looking at your fabric choices and seeing which fabrics I have in my own collection. Kinda like "I spy" you might say. Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. I love the fabrics you are using for your blocks. I had hoped to keep up with the Splendid Sampler blocks but have so many unfinished projects I have not started these blocks. It is fun to see what others have been up to thought.


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