Hello fellow quilters. This week's block is from Irene Blanck. I love Irene's work! She does lots of gorgeous applique and I have to say that she is a super nice person to boot. You know there will be no grumbling from me this week- birds and applique make me a happy girl! You can head on over to www.thesplendidsampler.com to get your pattern and learn more about Irene and her work.
The stack of blocks has grown and it kills me a little to not start sewing them together but I know I have to wait. When you are doing something like a sampler you really need to wait until you have your blocks all finished to set them together. That gives you the chance to lay them all out and choose the most pleasing arrangement. Also, I never know for sure how I will set my blocks or what borders I'm doing until I can lay out the blocks and really see what is needed.
My side note this week is that the new issue of Simply Vintage is on it's way. I will have them in my online shop next week. This issue contains Part 3 of my Manor House Mystery Quilt.
I'm excited to share this block as it is the block with the manor house that the quilt is named for and it gives you a good idea now of what the quilt will look like. If you are participating in the BOM kits, they will start shipping this week. I am finishing up the cutting. Until next week.....