January 23, 2019

Splendid Sampler II Fresh Start Block

   First, I was very excited, honoured and grateful when contacted to participate in the Splendid Sampler II program. To be among these wonderful quilt designers is awesome and humbling.

It is very interesting that my block, Fresh Start, on page 44 in The Splendid Sampler 2 book, is being presented this week because on Wednesday we opened the quilt studio for Next Step Quilt Designs, Quiltnasium. Another fresh start, scary and exciting at the same time.

The block in the book uses lots of texture. The sunny yellow version above plays with value and texture. Be brave and experiment.

Remember to post your version of the Fresh Start block  to get your name in for an Aurifil Thread box.

Our giveaway from January 24 to 30 at 23:59 is $4.00 CAD off one of Next Step's patterns in PDF form that will be processed and emailed to you within 24 hours in PDF form. Enter splendid2 in the coupon box in checkout cart area. Charges will be adjusted at our end.



  1. Kat thank you so much for being part of our project! We all love seeing your blocks and I can't wait to see the whole quilt!

  2. My grandparents have that same Corell dish set in there old farmhouse!!

  3. Thank you for such a fresh, bright looking block. I'm looking forward to making this block!