Quilting Design Choices – The Splendid Sampler


 Quilting Design Process

  • On the pattern there is a small image of the block in the upper right hand corner which is 1 5/8 inches square. Make an extra copy of the pattern and cut out that small image leaving a little border around the edges.
  • Based on the size of the image 1 5/8 inches and the finished block size of 6 inches, I determined that the image needed to be enlarged by 370% on the copy machine. (Here’s the math for those of you who want to be able to do this for other block sizes: 6/1.625=3.7*100=370%.)
  • Make a few copies can use them to audition your quilting designs.
  • Look for inspiration and instruction over on Leah Day’s Free Motion Quilting Project
  • Once you decide on your final design you can mark your block if you need to

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Quilt as You Go – The Splendid Sampler

This week I started The Splendid Sampler Quilt Along. It is a year long 2-block a week, quilt along by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson.

I have decided I can’t wait to quilt until all 100 blocks are done. So, I will be quilting as I go using Leah Day‘s methods. Here’s a link to all her posts about quilting as you go. Leah is a great teacher and her site has loads of great information.

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