My original sampler. I decide to return to first principles. I buy the classic Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! book by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. I methodically work my way through it chapter by chapter making each block. I discover a real life shop selling quilting cottons. I start to find a palette of colours I love. Looking back at this quilt it's a style I have returned to again and again. The background green is a polka dot, the green/pink combo a favourite. I was so proud of this quilt, I had two small babies so sewing was a guilty pleasure. Another whole year passes on this quilt.