Blocks and Bonus Projects

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You have found the home of  The Splendid Sampler™ project organized and run by good friends Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson.

From Feb 14, 2016 to Feb 12, 2017 we issued the blocks, two at a time, here on our website.
>>>>> On Feb 19, 2017 the blocks are no longer free 
our book is shipping in Mid April 2017. <<<<
April 20 – A Splendid Challenge will be issued.. you are going to LOVE it! Perfect if you have started, or not started, anyone can do it!
May 4 – Free Bonus Block!
May 11 – ENTER your challenge project in the contest!
May 25 and ever Thursday, you’ll get an assigned block to make!
What is in the book? 
What is NOT in the book?
  • NO bonus blocks – those will stay here at our website… and are listed at the end of the page
  • NO tips given by other designers as those are their own personal project. If you are following a particular designer and their tips,  you need to save those.
  • NO quilter blocks or quilter finished quilts.  The book was delivered at the beginning of the project before anyone else made blocks, it’s FULL to the brim


  • IN May we will start sewing blocks from the book as Hundreds of people discover our project and start sewing along each week. Schedule coming SOON
  • Yes Our website will REMAIN with your shared blocks & the designer profiles. Links to those pages will be given as we assign a block to sew. 
  • YES you can share your blocks here


If you happened to find us via a block at Pinterest, you might have seen one embellished with a snowman or geese. Maybe with such a unique coloration that it doesn’t look like the base Splendid Sampler block.. but it is!
  • With over 30,000 very creative quilt makers sewing along with us, many have added their own unique embellishments that are not part of our project. Nor are they a pattern. So just enjoy the creativity!   The quiltmakers are
  • Top row – Sandra G,  Sue M, Maudy E,  Sylvia S.
  • Bottom row – Debra M,  Patsy B, Dena B, x, Kathy B.

pat sloan block 43 on stand2

You can find a curated bundle of starter fabric and the adorable stands Pat Designed (both table top and one to hang on the wall)  BOTH HERE (with International Shipping)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository


Blocks from the book will be assigned so that we can sew together! Here are 2 that are in the book.  Below this are the BONUS blocks.

 Pat Sloan  Jane Davidson – Quiltjane  Which block will be next?
Block #1 - Hearts Aflutter by Pat Sloan Block #2 - Wings Keep watching this space
to sew along with us. 
 Hearts Aflutter  Wings  ???
     Jane’s drop shadow Layout



The Splendid Sampler™ Bonus Blocks

 Alyssa Thomas  Pat Sloan  Pat Sloan
 Bee Brave

Bee Brave

 Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler Derby day 2 Bonus – Derby Day

Pat’s free Bee & Tote

lillyella Pat Sloan Pat Sloan

Bonus Block with Block Station

Bonus Block – ‘Just for you’
Jane Davidson-Quiltjane Pat Sloan Cheryl Arkison

Bonus Block – Easter Bunnies
Bonus Block- Pat Sloan for Babylock Bonus Block – Earth Day
Matthew’s Block  Jane Davidson Jacquelynne Steves

Bonus – Children’s Day

Matthew’s Block


BONUS Block Check Sheet

Bonus  – Flip Floppin Challenge
 Pat Sloan Top of the Hill 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge- Melissa Corry Design

Bonus – DOWNLOAD  our celebration of doing 50 blocks – Top of the Hill!


Bonus from American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine


Bonus Block DOWNLOAD for Sept, Back to School!

Pat Sloan Oct Pumpkin Joan Ford NOV Bonus Block Turkey

Bonus – DOWNLOAD Pumpkin 


Bonus Canning Jars 


If you want to purchase a  downloadable Turkey Pattern, Details HERE  

Pat Sloan Acorn Christmas Lights Pat Sloan Birthday Block

To make it ALL fit on 6″ reduce the size by 30%


 Free 6″ block from Connecting Threads


DOWNLOAD Pat’s Birthday Cake Block

Ugly Sweater by KidGiddy Pat’s Gran’s Gingerbread  Scott Hansen

This is a PAID pattern, GET DETAILS

This is a PAID pattern, GET DETAILS

Happy New Year and Good Morning World!


Scott Hansen Pat Sloan  Jane Davidson

Happy New Year and Good Morning World!

Simple Bonus #1- A Little Friendship

Easter Egg Hunt

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Simple Bonus #2 – Better than Sliced Bread

Bonus Little Clover


Simple Bonus #3 – Churn Dash Love

The Splendid Sampler Label

The Splendid Sampler Label

Tote Bag

See the inside & buying info!

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The Splendid Sampler™

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. (Chinese proverb) …. Or in our case, a single stitch!

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