Friends, it’s finally my turn to show you my Splendid Sampler block! I designed this almost a year ago and then had to wait to show it to you, but the day is finally here :) My block is number 76.
My block is called Little Things. You know how I have a thing for tea cups!
I constantly have to tell myself to slow down and relax, to take time to enjoy little things. Whether it be noticing a flower on the side of the path, or a bird singing in the garden, or simply enjoying a leisurely cup of tea while savoring a favorite magazine, it’s noticing and appreciating the little things that make life worthwhile. Yes- it is the accumulation of those beautiful little moments that build a happy life!
I thought it would be fun to make a mug rug with the pattern! Isn’t this the perfect little mat for your cup of tea, coffee, or hot cocoa? And there’s room for a few cookies, too.
To make this, follow the basic block pattern, but cut 24 of the little squares and make 24 of the hourglass blocks- I used 12 different fabrics, 2 squares each. (For a tutorial for trimming hourglass blocks, please click here.) I also pressed all of my seams open, because there are so many seams and I wanted it to lay flatter. To quilt it, I did a free motion “loopy” design for the hourglass blocks, and used my walking foot to stitch in the ditch around the teacup square, and then made a border about 1/4″ from the seam.
Here are some blocks that other Splendid Sampler designers have made:
I designed a Splendid Sampler “bonus” block a few months ago, too. Do you remember Summer Flip Floppin’? There was some debate over whether this featured footwear should be called “flip flops” or “thongs”! What do you call them?
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I love it! It is darling! :)
Well I just love your stuff! An everyone who sees me sewing your project love them too!?
Cute, cute, cute! Thank you!!!
So cute. I was just thinking about making a mug rug for my coffee-aholic brother. This will be perfect! Lovely block.
I like all of you patterns. They all make me smile .
Thank you for sharing with us.
Oooooooh, I love it & will be making a mug-rug of table runner using the adorable cup block, Thank you! :-)
I love your “Little Things” Tea cup design… reminds me of my tea cups that I did from your patterns more than a year ago. Love it. Thanks so much for your foods recipe, there are actually a couple I want to try. The Ginger Tart is one of them… yumm ?….
Thanks for being a part of the Splendid Designers!?
Love your little things block, love all your work and a big thank you for everything that you share.?
Thank you for a very cute block for the Splendid Sampler. I plan on making some placemats with your pattern now that I’ve seen your mug rug. Great inspiration!
Your block is so delightful, as I write I’m sipping my morning cuppa☕️, maybe I will start with yours and work backwards to catch up….thank you so much for sharing your talent! :) Have a beautiful day fillled with warmth, sunshine and surrounded by love!???
Thanks for the newsletters filled with wonderful ideas. You are so generous to share your patterns and designs with all of us. I hope your life is filled with blessings from the Lord.
I love all the things you have put out and will have to make this but it will have to wait for my return from Disney. Can’t wait to make it. Thanks again for sharing so much.
I LOVE TEA CUPS ALSO….. GREAT BLOCK
Thank you for the mug rug idea which is perfect for DDIL. I am doing for family and couldn’t figure what to do for her.
I just love this little block. Me toooooo, do to much, and my tea break is my time.
Thanks for everything you share with us. I so appreciate your ideas, and the time it takes to share with us.
Keep the ideas coming. Many thanks!
Is your bonus block Flip Flops in the book? I’m so excited to get started. Mug rug on schedule this week. thank you.
Hi Anita- the Flip Floppin’ block will not appear in the book, just on the Splendid Sampler website.
These are real cute. Is the a new pattern. Real like them.
This would make cute placemats!