Hello friends, and happy Thursday! Today I’m sharing my Labor of Love Sampler Block 3. I’m super excited to be moving right along with this quilt along and just yesterday found out that Balboa fabrics are now beginning to ship! We are so excited to have the fabrics start showing up in your favorite shops and in your mailboxes! And today is an extra great day as well because I am close to finishing a big project I’ve been working on for the past couple of months–so excited!
Labor of Love Sampler Block 3
You are absolutely going to love block 3…it’s a simple patchwork block designed after my Patchwork Garden quilt from Labor of Love: Scrappy Quilts from the Heart of Home. This quilt is one of my favorites from the book, and I love how the block turned out in the sampler, too!
Block 3 Links
Here are all the links you’ll need to join in whether you are just finding out about the sew along or whether you’re already sewing along!
- Introductory post on the Labor of Love Sampler Quilt
- Labor of Love Sampler Quilt Update
- Video sharing the Labor of Love Sampler
- Find the Labor of Love quilt book (needed for the sew along) here and here.
- Get Fabric Requirements for the Labor of Love Sampler here.
- See the solids that coordinate with Balboa here.
- Get the pattern for Block 1 here.
- And find the pattern for Block 2 here.
- Get today’s pattern for Block 3 here (or click the Button below).
Balboa Fabrics & Threads
As I mentioned above, the Balboa fabrics are beginning to ship. Yardages are shipping now, and pre-cuts should follow soon. So if you’ve pre-ordered, look for those orders to begin arriving next week. I can’t wait to see all of the beautiful projects that will be sewn with this collection.
And finally, I ‘ve been asked recently to share the Aurifil Thread colors that work well with the Balboa collection. Here are the ones I’ve been using:
Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Jann Glumac says
Where & how would i find the fabric and instructions for the book quilt that the labor of love sampler quilt block 3 is based on? I want to kake the book quilt exactly as the picture. I have enjoyed your blog & have learned alot. Thank you!
sherri McConnell says
You can find the Labor of Love book on Amazon or in my Etsy shop for an autographed copy. There are links in the post to both places to purchase. Thank you so much!
Jackie Lohrey says
I was so laughing at myself yesterday. I work from home and always have my personal laptop open and sitting right next to me. When I got my little love letter from PayPal regarding the Balboa project, I quick paid it and flew over to the FQS site and spent the rest of day clicking the Refresh button to check and see if Balboa was in. I must have hit that button a hundred times! I need a ton of yardage for all the projects I have planned, including a whole bolt of the white tone-on-tone if I can get it. Maybe today will be the day ?
Jackie Lohrey says
Update…TODAY WAS THE DAY 🙂
Barbara Pouliot says
Which fabric did you use for your backing on tbe Labor of Love Sew Sampler quilt?