Thursday 26 July 2018

For the love .... Splendid Sampler 2

Welcome to week Seven of the

"Splendid Sampler 2 Sew-along"

I was thrilled to be asked by Jane and Pat to take part in round two of The Splendid Sampler as one of the Designers and I knew almost immediately what theme I wanted for my block.
My absolute favourite flower, the Tulip. It should be of no surprise to anyone 
that this block is English Paper Pieced and today is the day I get to share it with you. :)

Allow me to introduce my block .....

"For the Love"

Inspired by the beautiful tulip blooms that grace the public gardens 
of my home town each year and following my own quilting mantra of
 "Create what YOU love"
I selected one of my favourite blooms for my block, the Tulip.

You can find the link to my block HERE on the Splendid Sampler website.


Following the directions in the download, make the four tulip units for the block.

If you have a Scan n Cut machine (I have the CM 900) you can scan in the shapes from the download and cut accurate papers. If you do not, don't stress, just copy or trace the shapes to make your own papers.  I use a 160 - 220 gsm card stock from my local stationery supply store.

When EPPing (English Paper Piecing) your shapes together pair a quality needle up with a quality thread and remember to stitch the shortest route i.e. directly across the two pieces, not on an angle. This will help you achieve nice invisible stitches.

I have used a size 11 Milliners Needle (sometimes known as a Straw Needle) with Aurifil's 80wt Cotton Thread in colour 2021 which is an off white/soft cream colour.

Once you have completed the English Paper Pieced unit give it a light press with a warm iron and appliqué onto your background fabric, tucking the diamond points under as you go.

I am looking forward to seeing everyones version of my Tulip block.

Happy Stitching,

Sharon x



  1. Such a beautiful block! I carried pink tulips at my wedding, so this one will be very special to me. I look forward to it!

  2. Could you please show the back of the curved piece? I'm fairly new to EPP and haven't done a curved piece yet. I just want to make sure I know what the back should look like. Thank you for a lovely piece!

  3. Very cool, very interesting. Thank you very much for the great article. It is a matter of interest.



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