Splendid sampler-block 55



The Splendid Sampler
click the link for this pattern and all the patterns up to this date….
My block is called the Dedication Rose in honor of all of those who are dedicated like me to keep this great art of Quilting going strong for many many many years…

As you can see my needle turn appliqué skills need a little more practice…in which I used to be really good at…there are so many ways now to appliqué…like the starch method…and after making this block and noticing how my skills have diminished over the years from not doing needle turn appliqué. I tried the starch method for a quilt in one of my current books which yielded much better results.

I am currently on a retreat with a great bunch of Moda designers, Moda employees and sewers for Moda and Moda designers… A creative and talented group to spend almost a week with.  Anne, from Bunny Hill, just happened to be working on my block….how is that for timing…

Anne’s appliqué is amazing and I am glad she allowed me to share her block with you as well…

As said earlier I am at the Sunset retreat with 20 “dedicated” quilters who happen to be amazing people as well…we laugh so hard our bellies ache and most of us don’t even know each other that well…but it’s very easy to make new quilting friends… My hope is that WE all make new quilting friends by spreading the joy of quilting with everyone you meet!!! We need to keep our quilting industry strong and viable in today’s weird world.  This Splendid Sampler is another way for you to connect with quilters across the world… and we all need to “Thank” Pat and Jane for starting this group for all of us to connect.

Here are some of the design walls at retreat… Some of these are up and coming designs you will see soon…some are just projects we are workin on from our collections of kits… Whatever the case we are creating beautiful things…

I bet you can tell by some of these projects who I am with…but there are some who are working on gifts and personal stuff as well…again I am so lucky to be able to spend time with these ladies….it truly is a  treat!img_5498-2img_5497-1img_5499-1img_5496-2

Have great day!!!!

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I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

11 thoughts on “Splendid sampler-block 55

  1. Lisa,
    Thanks for sharing your retreat experience. I love your sharing spirit and honesty. It is so refreshing and the projects you shared are all beautiful. Looking forward to seeing some kits soon.

  2. Thanks so much for letting us see! How fun for you and your friends, even if you don’t know each other!(:

  3. Sounds like a lot of fun and there are some lovely projects on those design walls. Thanks for the peek at the red and white blocks 🙂

  4. Lisa… I’m always amazed by your talent and the talents of other designers… I think I recognized some of their projects and am intrigued by what I thought was your design wall. I think your going to be showing me some needle turn tips soon 🙂 I might bring my project from the San Diego show last year for you to help me with.

  5. Haven’t been making the Splendid Sampler, but I am pretty sure I will be making your block and doing it in wool. I have NO needle turn skills whatsoever!

  6. Is the picture with “home of the brave” piece on it yours…if so – are those red and white blocks some that you are planning for our red and white quilts?

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