It is amazing to me that something this small can be sewn around with teeny tiny scraps of fabric and even smaller teeny stitches to create such beautiful fabric flowers! This Splendid Sampler block is about English paper piecing. Jane Davidson designed it and no, she didn’t start with a one flower block that would have used only seven larger foundation pieces. She designed a 6.5″ block that had 6 flowers all with 7 hexagons in them! That is 42 hexagons and they are SMALL! I just LOVE this sampler!! It really stretches the edges of quilting and teaches so many techniques. It is so much fun!
For this block, I cut my paper hexis and fabric and then spent a few evenings sewing in my new pjs in front of the tv watching Netflix with my hubby. I really like having hand work to relax with in the evening.
I folded basted and sewed all of my beautiful flowers together and then joined them into a ring of daisies. Don’t they look amazing? I especially liked all of the stitching on the back. Look at all of that work! All of it made from just one inch after another:)
I pressed, starched, and pulled out the paper then spray basted the ring to my background fabric. It was easy to sew the ring to my fabric. It turned out so pretty! Who knows, maybe I will do a full size hexi quilt someday. Inch by inch, just one little SWEET inch at a time! –Tracy:)