The next block was block 37 which was designed by Laura Flynn. It is called 'Dashing by Chocolate' and was a nice straight forward block to piece. I have always liked the churn dash block and the flying geese units added an extra twist.
As well as my Splendid Sampler blocks I have also been practising some more free motion quilting techniques. This time from a Craftsy class taught by Lori Kennedy of The Inbox Jaunt.
Lori shares lots of hints and tips about free motion quilting on her blog and one day last week she shared photographs of a beautiful little quilt that she had made using an 'orphan' block. She had quilted it beautifully (as she always does) and one of the quilting elements was a technique which she calls 'grid pop' and which I wanted to try. She has a tutorial on her blog for it here.
I made up my own block and quilted it in a similar way. I had originally added another border but the quilting on it didn't work out as I had hoped, so I trimmed it off and just bound the central part.
I was really pleased with this little quilt and the texture that the quilting gives. I want to make another one now!