Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Splendid Sampler II, Block 11: Tulip in Bloom

Last week was a week to perhaps catch up on block-making, or dream about how you'll place your blocks into a quilt design. I didn't do either (haha!). I had some other catching up to do for SuzGuz Designs, so I was happy to have a little extra time to work on an upcoming project.

Today, we started Week 11 of the Splendid Sampler 2 Block-of-the-Week quilt along.

Two weeks ago, we introduced you to the block, called: Around Four Corners by RachelDaisy. You can see my version of her block, here.

This week's block designer is Nadra Ridgeway of ellis & higgs. I highly recommend that you check out the blog post she wrote about her block because she's shared some darling photos and a project she made using her block with her new fabric collection, called: Mon Beau Jardin for Penny Rose Fabrics, a division of Riley Blake Designs.

Nadra's block is called: Tulip in BloomHere is my version:

I thoroughly enjoyed making a pieced block for this week's release! My first instinct was to use red prints for the tulip flower. However, I've used quite a bit of red in my blocks, thus far, and haven't used much yellow. So, in thinking it through, I thought that this would be a great opportunity to bring some of my yellow prints into the mix of fabrics I've been using, in a big way.

Bringing in the green prints for the flower's leaves and stem made sense, and I chose the floral mini-print for the background to mimic a garden setting; with a close-up on the tulip, the background print lends a sense of depth.

The Splendid Sampler 2 book will be available October 2018. It is currently available for pre-sale so order your copy, now!