Block 39 – Balls in the Air

39 Splendid Sampler Aylin Ozturk Block multi

Designer:  Aylin Ozturk

Techniques : Paper Piecing

Blocks by Designers (L to R, Top to Bottom): Laura Flynn, Melaine Barrett, Lynette Anderson,  Sarah Maxwell, Frances Newcombe, and Melissa Corry

Are you looking for the downloadable pattern? As from 19th February 2017, they are no longer available at this site.  For your convenience, we have placed them all in one comprehensive book which will be available  April 2017. 

  • 100 eye-catching designs from over 80 designers that use a wide range of techniques, including traditional patchwork, applique, foundation paper piecing, and embroidery
  • A number of the 6-inch blocks are shown in two colorways for twice the creativity
  • Be inspired by gallery quilts featuring carefully selected placement options for your Splendid Sampler blocks
  • Bonus blocks projects are not included in the book and can be found here.

Pre-order your copy here.  Amazon US, Book Depository, Fat Quarter Shop


If you are new to paper piecing, see our tutorial page for tips

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Aylin Ozturk:

I first met Aylin back in 2013 Aylin invited me to join in her QAL – {Big} City girl QAL (Sydney block) and have since been a fan of her beautiful paper piecing designs.

You can find Aylin’s patterns here. The swimmer being one of my favourites.

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Aylin’s pencil case pattern is free and can be found here.

Visit Aylin’s Blog today ... and check out her Instagram too!

If you are new to paper piecing, Elizabeth Dackson has a great beginners class here.


This travel steam iron is perfect for pressing your paper pieced blocks. This little iron with big features if available here.


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