Splendid Sampler 2 – Free as a Bird

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Here is my block for Splendid Sampler 2.  I enjoy sewing with friends, travelling around the world teaching and meeting new quilters.  I named my block “Free as a Bird” because my quilting career has set me free – travelling to places that I never thought I’d visit.  I only started travelling in the last five years and I’ve met many wonderful quilters and made many great new friends along the way. To download a free pattern for this block go to Splendid Sampler 2.

Free as a Bird – Splendid Sampler 2

Here is something special that you can make with my block.  I decided to make a needlecase using the bird block.

Recently I have been fascinated with “kantha stitching” and have done a lot of research on it.  I decided to use some of that stitching for my needlecase cover.

Free as a Bird Needlecase front

The back of the needlecase cover includes circles and some more stitching.


For a free pattern click here.

I hope you enjoy making this needlecase and please send me photos.