Block 1 is completed for The Splendid Sampler. Of coarse since it began on valentines day the first block had to be a heart. I will completing my Sampler in all Anna Maria Horner fabrics. I have a bit of a collection and she also has new lines coming out this year, which I think will be nice in terms of being able to bring in new fabrics part way in. The heart is needle turn applique. Since everything is packed up and moved around during our renovation I was unable to find a nice applique need and had to use an embroidery needle that was much bigger than i would have preferred but all and all I think it is just fine. I love the bold prints and I hope I can keep it this bold all year!