26 March 2016

Splendid Sampler 4

This makes me think that I should start a new page on the blog for this project as I'm progressing with this.  There are 100 blocks presented by different designers being issued twice a week on Sundays and Thursdays since this February.  There are some bonus blocks being presented on the way too.  One on which I will show here.

Since block no. 8 posted here, the Sampler has now gone up to Block 12, so here they are:

 No. 10 (this was finished before no.9) Iowa, designed by Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life.
This was an easy block to male and all I had to think about was getting the purple fabric with leaves the right way up!
Block no.9 Local Quilt Shop, designed by Jane Davidson, aka Quiltjane.  This was a bit trickier getting all the pieces together, which was why the one above was done first.  But a lot of fun and the Patchwork Dreamer ribbon came from the Mary who made my mini quilt last year, that's the name of her business.

Block No.11 Crocheted Thoughts by Alyssa Thomas of Penguin and Fish.  She specialises in embroidery so this was evident in this block.  It comes with an backstitched "tail" of thread and crocheted hook, but I just used chain stitch for the doily in the middle of this piece.  I pieced the block at home and took this away for our break in Cornwall (more of that in another post) to do the embroidery.

The latest block, No.12 is Checkerboard, by Pat Sloan. Using strips of white/black I used other colours to give it a bit of life, than just one other colour.  This took just an hour this morning to do.  I also learned from Lyn Carson Harris of Little Red Hen blog about twirling seams at the junctions of the four patches to get a much flatter block and it was worth doing.

And lastly one of the bonus blocks by Pat Sloan on the Babylock website, which was called Inside Out Log Cabin, which again took no time at all to do.  There is also an Easter one, which I'm not doing as it doesn't really appeal to me.

Here's the link to the Splendid Sampler site here.

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