Block 86 – Unity Star


Designer: Vanessa Christenson 


Blocks by Designers (L to R, Top to Bottom)   Vanessa Christenson Melanie Barrett,  Katja Marek Joan Ford,   Lynette Anderson,  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.

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vanessa-christenson-86-the-splendid-samplerVanessa tells us – “Colour or lack of colour can be a powerful thing and can change the whole look of a quilt, play around with it and be amazed with different quilts you can create with just moving some colour around even when using the same block!”

Vanessa has designed 8 collections with Moda. The latest, Spectrum, a whole spectrum of colour in one collection.  Well known for her ombre collection, the dynamic Vanessa showcases her clean lines and clever designs which bring the vibrancy of her colours to life.

Vanessa is the author of the ‘Simply Color, A Crayon Box for Quilters’ books and Make it Sew Modern, gather,  twist, pleat, texture.

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