Im a bit jealous as my guest had this wonderful number plate on her car.
A couple of weeks ago we hosted a very special morning in the store ... we had a Splenderette get together with guest Jane Davidson (@quiltjane) co-creator alongside Pat Sloane of The Splendid Sampler. If you not sure what The Splendid Sampler is then check out their offical website here and perhaps you will want to join the fun :)
Here I am with Jane who is wearing a gorgeous blouse made from her first Moda fabric line 'Manderlay'- under the label Franny and Jane.
Jane started the morning off by showing us her blocks and we got a sneek peek
at some yet to be released blocks which was very exciting.
We handed out the block that wasn't due for release until the next day, as Jane said this sweet crayon block would make a great border.
We all introduced ourselves and said where we had come from - there were splenderettes who were in the area on holiday, local ladies, some from the Brisbane area and some who had driven for 10 hours to come and join us for the morning.
Ladies brought their blocks pinned to sheets which was a clever idea.
Some brought their blocks in gorgeous tins
We laid out blocks on the tables...so we could all admire them
We laid out blocks on chairs...
We ate sandwiches and cakes whilst swapping Splendid stories....
My Splendid Sampler is being made with the help of one of my sewing fairies with as many different blue and cream prints from my fabric collections as I can find. We have started to add sashing to two sides of each block and I really love the simplicity of this look.
Donna (one of my sewing fairies) is working with all the pinks, greys and burgundy's from various collections of mine and we are amazed at how many prints fit into this category, there are even some prints from my Christmas collections which are work really well into this quilt.
I didn't get photos of everyones blocks which was a shame as there was a lovely Tilda one which Nikki Tervo is making. Hopefully Nikki will show some pictures of her Splendid Sampler on her blog, meanwhile her blog is always a lovely read.
I hope you have enjoyed sharing our Splendid Sampler morning, stay tuned for November 2016 dates for the next Splenderette get together.