The Splendid Sampler – The Journey Continues and a Celebration Giveaway

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!

Splendid Sampler - Scrappy Happy Heart

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!

Splendid Sampler Book

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 Hearts Aflutter from the Splendid Sampler

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!!

Christa Quilts Patterns

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.Ā  (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.

Lots of Love Splendid Sampler Block by Melisa Corry

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.

Splendid Sampler Heart Blocks

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!!















198 thoughts on “The Splendid Sampler – The Journey Continues and a Celebration Giveaway

  1. hurricanetexas says:

    I have made…drum roll please…zero blocks lol! I came in halfway through and have too much going on to start. I have been collecting fabrics and blocks to begin soon though.

    Thank you for the giveaway!!!

  2. Kerri Arredondo says:

    I have been “curating” my fabric and have made one practice block. I am intimidated by some of the techniques, but I’m excited to try new things.

  3. Nancy Poetes says:

    Currently working on Block 89 and have done some bonus blocks all with saving and cornerstones. Your block is one of my favorites, did 3 variations!

  4. Toni Kenyon says:

    I have made 97 blocks, currently working on the stitcheries & I’ve made all the bonus blocks. I wish it didn’t have to end, it’s been so amazing this last year

  5. Corinne in Forks, WA says:

    I’ve finished five blocks, picked out and cut the fabrics for three more, and am in the middle of an embroidery one. I think I’ll do the shadow setting when I’m done, whenever that is. Maybe in the second go-round. I’m determined to finish this, though!
    Thank you for your participation in this wonderful worldwide quilting bee!!

  6. Michele Chester says:

    I think I have 6 blocks completed, a few more cut out, and all of the patterns printed and placed in page protectors. I’m a slow sewer, so it’s taking me a while to finish the “have-to” projects before I can get back to this.

  7. Connie Franks says:

    I made 100 blocks for the quilt – didn’t use only the Splendid Sampler designs. Enjoyed adding the embroidered blocks.

  8. Linda E says:

    Hi Christa. I started out well but only completed 18 blocks before life got in the way. I have all the patterns and I am glad that the Splendid Sampler will be continuing. It is a fun way to learn new techniques.

  9. Edna says:

    I have made zero, but other projects got in the way! However, I have some ready to go. It was great fun to visit all the designers pages.

  10. Lynda Lukas says:

    I’ve made all 100 blocks, plus some of the bonus blocks. I’m going to a quilt retreat this weekend, and will be putting them all together. Can’t wait!

  11. Thunder says:

    I have only made 6 blocks, but fully intend to quilt on… I knew it was going to be a crazy year for my family: a wedding,a new granddaughter, a new grandson, a college graduation, a Military Officer Commissioning, a son moving back home, and hubs having Major surgery… Wow I’m tired again, just saying it…. I followed along here and there and can’t wait to get into it….

  12. Cathy Radcliffe says:

    I was keeping up to about 50, lost steam, and then did a lot of sewing to have completed 82 blocks when I finished #100 on Sunday.

  13. Collen Roberts says:

    I’ve kept up with this amazing splendid journey and have loved every week receiving the blocks and taking on the next challenge. I’ve honed my skills in small piecing, taken on paper piecing, and learned hand embroidery. It’s been a great experience and I’ve so enjoyed meeting quilters and designers worldwide through this awesome social media communication environment.

  14. Kari says:

    I think I have about 75 at last count, including some bonus blocks. I’m planning to finish just 1 or 2 more, there’s a few I don’t plan to do.

  15. Arlene Froelich says:

    I haven’t made any so far, I have my fabric and my three ring binder is full of the patterns, I have preordered the book also, just need to start this as a new project. Have 7 quilts in process going right now. Might as well make it 8. šŸ™‚

  16. Linda S says:

    I blushingly admit I have made … Zero. However, I have enjoyed watching these come together on several blogs.

  17. Ginny Chung says:

    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.

  18. peggy Trout says:

    This has been a fun adventure with many new tech. Learn a lot and love see everyone else block come alive like mine has. Thank you for this great experIence.

  19. Kathy h says:

    I have really enjoyed the blocks. It was great fun to see so many techniques. I have only made 15 of them. But I hope to finish them all.

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