Introducing … Block 4

Holy Heck Hermione, its already summer. Happy Canada Day and Happy almost 4th of July too.  Summer is officially here since a couple weeks ago and its  shaping up to be a great one here in Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island.  You should come and visit….all the really cool people are! LOL. We unofficially have two guest rooms available for family and friendly folks, should you be wishing you could come but cannot find accommodations.

Even if it was raining cats and dogs today (which its not…thank goodness)  I’d be happy to show everyone the next block I’m working on for my own personal first ever Wicked and Wonderful Legendary Modern Sampler Quilt.

This one is called “Global Concepts”.  The very first instant I laid eyes on it, I knew it would find a home in my modern sampler quilt.  So with no further ado, here is Block 4 for your viewing pleasure…


Don’t be jealous. It’s not my fault it’s so dang gawjus. This block was created by the awesome Julie Hirt, who is, IMHO one of the most astonishing quilt block designers ever.  Click here to go to the free download she offers at 627handworks if you are so inclined.

FYI this “star” block is paper-pieced, there are no “Y” seams and it’s just as easy as pie to make. Also FYI, this block is part of a whole series of blocks by Julie Hirt — stay tuned or look back thru my posts to see several more of her creations in this sampler quilt.

Our garden is popping up…we are already imagining the tiny marinated radishes we will be eating soon.  As I write this, the pea vines are blossoming and climbing up the supports.  Sadly, but not unexpectedly, some of the first pepper seedlings and all the brussels sprouts seedlings were eaten alive by fluffy garden critters last week ….sigh…and replanted this week.  But, even if there is a small delay, it’s gonna be delicious eating here soon.

Did you know that PEI has tons of varieties of beautiful wildflowers, which some folks want to call weeds. Right now we are enjoying the visual effect of fields full of Lupins and Dame’s Rocket (Wild Phlox). These grow in the ditches, fields, anywhere there is a bare patch of earth.  These lupins were snapped in a lane just last week down the road from our house. The phlox were found on the waters edge near Stanley Bridge. This is a beautiful place to live.

So what colours are blooming where you live? Are your spring projects inspired by them? I’d love to hear about your neighborhood and of course all things quilty in the comments.


  1. zippyquilts says:

    Just got back from New England where the flowers were much like yours—beautiful!


  2. I love the hot pink and orange together. Great fabric choices.
    Your Canadian summer looks a lot better than in my husband’s hometown. It is in BC, right on the southern border with the USA, and it snowed yesterday, 2 July.


  3. thedarlingdogwood says:

    Wow, what a fabulous block! I love the flowers, too, it really does look beautiful! I’m glad that PEI really is as beautiful as it has always been in my head–as a life-long Anne of Green Gables fan, I’d be disappointed otherwise!


  4. Velda your points are perfect! This is going to be such a spectacular sampler!!❤️❤️


  5. This block is beautiful and I love, love, LOVE your fabric choices! I can’t wait to see the finished sampler!


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