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The Splendid Sampler

I first heard about The Splendid Sampler on Poppy in Stitches blog earlier in the month.   One of the big things I want to do in 2016 is make a quilt so I headed straight over to find out more. Then Margaret from Crafty Creek made a block too, and they started popping up all over Instagram. Basically, two 6 inch blocks are released each week and eventually you’ll end up with 100 squares all ready to be sewn into a quilt!  Seemed simple enough. I needed to go shopping.  I’m not a quilter and although I have a moderate stash it’s nearly all dressmaking fabric. For my initial shopping spree just to get me going I bought 4 half metre pieces. Armed with 3 of the fabric pieces, the instructions and my new big quilting ruler I was all set. I soon discovered the pale spotty fabric was a bit flimsy. So changed the spotty fabric for the 4th fabric I’d bought… Yup, much better.  It was soon sewn up in no time…. And I’m in …