Splendid Sampler 2 - Betty’s Bloom

As many of you may know I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in the Splendid Sampler 2 organized by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson.

I was very excited when asked to participate. I love Foundation Paper Piecing and of course I had to use that technique for my block.

The block is named Betty’s Bloom in remembrance of Betty Blue, my first Jack Russell. I had her as a puppy and she was the start of 3 Dog Design.

Betty Blue

I love all aspects of creating from designing to sewing but nothing is better that when you can share your work with friends. And it's even more fun when you can share a great bottle of wine to relax and enjoy the company.

I wanted to try using the block on its own in a small wall hanging and wanted to see what it would look like in all solids. The results was a nice modern interpretation of the design.

Another idea would be to alternate Betty's Bloom with a simple block.


Thank you very much for the great block, and your interpretations of how it could look in a quilt. Very much appreciated. Have a great day!
ethereal said…
Love your book, and really love this block and your settings! Definitely something I'll do!
Kay Dungavell said…
I love this block Carl and I look forward to adding it to my Splendid Sampler 2. Thank you.
Wow! Fantastic block. Thank you.
Sharon said…
I really like Betty's Bloom with the extra block...and Betty is a sweetie. I know you miss her.
Jay said…
I love paper piecing, too, and I'm happy to see your block using this process. I see lots of patterns with the note, "NOT paper pieced!" and I think: and WHY NOT??? I also like both of your suggestions for a quilt made with this block. Thanks so much!
BunnyeB said…
The block is great, but I really love Betty Blue. Can you tell that I am a dog person from the word GO? They become like part of our family. Thanks so much for the block pattern.
Joyce Jackowski said…
Carl, I absolutely love this block! Thank you, thank you! I have 2CuteCollies, so I understand inspiration from them. I like your version of combining with a simple block for a bigger quilt. I am definitely using this block in a future quilt.