At the end of January, to encourage everyone participating to try out some of their chosen fabric combinations, the organisers (Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson) released a 'bonus block' for everyone to try.
There were also instructions to make the block into a cute block folder. I opted to make the bonus block but not the block folder. It was a fun block and I used scraps from my scrap box to make it. I am hoping that this sampler project will use up a few more of my scraps (which are rather numerous!) during the course of the year!
Even if you are not taking part in the challenge, you should have a look at the Splendid Sampler blog as some interesting designer tips and projects are being shared.