Welcome to our blog! Today is my day on the Splendid Sampler Sew-a-Long and above you see my block, Majestic Mountains which can be found on page 33 of the Splendid Sampler 2 book!
I’ve enjoyed quilting along with everyone on the Splendid Sampler group on Facebook for the past several months and hope each of you has enjoyed yourself also!
I love being surrounded by beauty and peace. That beauty includes gorgeous fabrics to spark my imagination, beautiful scenery in the Appalachian Mountains where I live and work and sparkling people with phenomenal personalities. The mountains where I live inspired my “Majestic Mountains” block for The Splendid Sampler 2.
When you are prepping to make this block, trace your templates very carefully and cut directly on the sewn lines. I also recommend you lay out the quilt block pieces in each row prior to sewing them together – this will help to sew them in the correct order in which you want them to appear.
I also recommend you lightly draw your 1/4” sewing lines on the back of each shape. I enjoy doing this with my block because it gives me a reference line to follow when I pin my pieces together prior to using the sewing machine. But the biggest reason I recommend this – when you draw your 1/4” lines on the wrong side of each of the fabric shapes – you have now given yourself a spot on each of the shapes to easily match up to its partnering shape and ensure you have lined everything up correctly!! For example:
Notice how I have laid the fabric shapes on top of each other in the photo above? Also notice the white “hands” pointing to the upper and lower points of the triangle shapes? These are two excellent “points” you will match up on the top and bottom fabric shapes. Use a pin and insert it through the top fabric entering right on the “point” where the drawn lines neat on the top of the shape and then also do the same for the points on the lower portion of the top and bottom shapes. Once pinned – Sew! Repeat this for each of the shapes and you will have perfectly matched shapes!
To thank each of you for following along on this fun Sew-A-Long we have a special treat for you today! We are offering 25% off of all of our patterns on our website from now until April 27, 2019. Visit our website at:
and use coupon code: splendidsampler
The code can be used as many times as you like from now until it expires. (please note if you order printed patterns that we need to ship to you – please know it may take us up to 5 business days to ship your order – we live very remotely in the mountains and we do not have a postal delivery route. With that being said – PDF file patterns are faster for you to access!)
Here are today’s four blocks introduced on The Splendid Sampler Journey:
Cath Hall: Stars Above
Tammy Vonderschnitt: American Spool
Jane Davidson: In The Hoop
Tara Baisden (me): Majestic Mountains
Have a wonderful Day!