Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you been following along with The Splendid Sampler? The 100th and final block was released earlier in the week and to mark this tremendous milestone, there’s a huge giveaway to celebrate!

*My block contribution to The Splendid Sampler – Scrappy Happy Heart*

## The New Book

But before I get to the giveaways, there’s some exciting to share. Although the first stage of the quilt along has wrapped up, the journey isn’t over! The Splendid Sampler book releases in April!

*Click here to pre-order your copy of The Splendid Sampler.*

Then in May, authors Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson will embark on phase two – encouraging new Splendid sewists to create one block a week from the book. So it’s never to late to join in – or if you started the quilt along and then set it aside to work on other things, you can re-join the fun!

*Pat Sloan’s Splendid Sampler Block #1 – Hearts A Fluttter*

## The Giveaways

Whenever Pat and Jane do something, it’s a huge production and that includes the giveaway celebration! Head over to The Splendid Sampler website to enter Pat & Jane’s giveaway for 7 fabulous prizes! While you are there, click on each of the 25 designer links for your chance at 25 more!!

*Click here to view all of my PDF patterns in my Craftsy shop.*

For my stop, I’m giving away PDF copies of my latest pattern releases: Positive Direction and Stepping Stones. (If you already own these, you can pick two others from my Craftsy pattern shop.)

To enter, leave a comment letting me know how many Splendid Sampler blocks you’ve made so far! (And yes, it’s okay to say “zero!”) Next Monday at the end of the day, I’ll randomly choose 2 lucky winners – one from the US and one International. I’ll email the winners and will update this blog post with their names on Tuesday.

*Melissa Corry’s Lots of Love Splendid Sampler Block*

Please share your blocks in The Splendid Sampler Facebook group!

You can also share your progress in my group: Quilt with Christa.

Remember – heart blocks don’t always have to be red and pink!

## Update with Winners!!!

Congrats to Leslie F. and Christine C. for winning the PDF patterns!!

I have 110 blocks, I made multiples of my favorites and admit a few I didn’t do. I learned so much and have all the patterns for future use, thank you.

I completed 69 blocks and am in the middle of number 70.

I’ve made 119 blocks so far and I will make two more to complete my quilt!

100 bloques y algunos bonus !!

I enjoyed the variety of techniques. I have many more blocks to go.

I haven’t made any of the blocks yet! Will have to get busy! So many great blocks to pick from.

I think that I am currently around 70 something, closer to 80 I think… Or maybe I am wishful thinking 🙂

Zero but just found it. Love the pieced heart!

Thanks for the chance to win! I have made 94 blocks so far! Almost there!!!

I have made 24 blocks, but managed to have one get lost on a trip from NY back to CA. Of course, it was my favorite block of the bunch. I guess that just means I get to make it twice, right?

I’ve only made 16, but now I have many more fabrics and colors to make this a truly scrappy quilt!

I made 40 blocks in 2 different colorways, so a total of 80 blocks.

I’ve made 57, last count…which is SPOOKY…because I turned 57 today! Better go buy a lottery ticket.

I have made 112 blocks and have them sashed and sewn into rows. So far I have 2 borders on and I am working on a piano key border

I have made 33 (including yours) and 2 bonus blocks. I have plans to finish all 100.

I have completed 89 blocks. The embroidery blocks are taking me longer, so I have hand work to do yet. I am saving block 100 for the last. I might do some bonus blocks but I haven’t done any of those yet.

I have made 31 blocks so far. Health issues have me moving slow. I just finished another block this afternoon.

I have not started making the blocks yet. As always, life sometimes gets in the way. But as Pat said, this is a journey – not a race, so I will continue and make time as others join in.

I have made 77. My quilt will have 80 total. I’m excited to start putting them together soon.

So far I have just collected the patterns. It is now on my to do list but I haven’t started yet.

Hi Christa! I’ve made 115 blocks and I’m trimming them today! Next step-sashing! I’ll be Splendid-ing for a while and still loving it! Joy always and thank you for your heart!

I’ve made all 100 plus most of the bonus blocks.

I have 26 done and a few bonus blocks

I have completed 58 blocks as of now and am trying desperately to squeak out an additional 6 to make an 8 x 8 grid. Running out of my coordinated fabric (layer cake).

I have finished 31 so far, with two more in process. I’ll be following along with the next round!

I have made all the blocks and my quilt top is finished.

Your heart block was so fun! My favorite kind of paper piecing, without a bunch of section to join up at the end. I made two of your heart blocks so far, in each of my Splendid Sampler color schemes. Total SS blocks (so far) is 186. I am making one small wall quilt for my sewing room, and two twin size quilts for the grandkids to use when they visit.

i haven’t made any yet, but I have printed out all the directions! I think I’ll make your block 1st!

I have finished 20 blocks with plans to do more at my next retreat. I do have all 100 blocks in a binder with some of the bonus blocks…….

32 finished so far!

I haven’t made any but an following in spirit. Some blocks are so cute, that I am definitely going to make some.

Only one – but need to go back and do some scrappy hearts!

I have made 48 blocks and have 4 more completed except for the embroidery.

100 blocks! I have loved this “journey”

I’ve made 36 blocks and I’m excited to keep going! 😊

I’ve made 108 blocks, including two versions of your heart (one in red and one in aqua).

33 blocks done. a few more to go….

49 with 7 in progress.

I have made zero but the book is on my Amazon wish list! I love the stepping stones quilt and would love to win the pattern!

Well, zero so far, but am currently working on a quilt which may be a variation of one of the sampler blocks. Thanks for the chance to win!

I have made zero but will get around to making some of them.

I am a zero, but that is soon to change.

98 Blocks + 114 Bonus Blocks amanda.echler(at)hotmail(dot)com

I’m only new to the Splendid Sampler and I’ve only made 2 blocks to date. But I have been following the journey and can’t wait to put all new skills into practise and create something as wonderful as everyone else

I made 131 blocks! I made the bonus blocks and added a few more.

Hi Christa! I have 45 blocks finished an 7 more cut out and ready to sew.

I made all 100 blocks and then some bonus blocks and re-do’s. Don’t know how many exactly now, but, over 100. And, I’m so proud of my accomplishment. Thanks to all for this wonderful journey.