So, since my last post on the blocks this is where I am this month
As a contrast to the more complex block is this very simple one designed by Amy Ellis and called Simple Surprises, which it was, really simple and took no time at all to do. I made a feature of the squares with these owls which just fitted into them.
The owls will make another appearance later.
Next to be done was Constant Needle, an appliqué block by Laurie Simpson and it's block number 32.
I used Bondaweb on the appliqué shapes and machine blanket stitched around the shapes.
Number 33 was designed by Pat Sloan, called Selvedge (or Selvage) Saver. I do save selvedges, so I was able to dip into my bag of selvedges and pull out a few
Like scraps it didn't make much of an impression on my saved selvedges! Good to put them to use though.
Block 34 was called Lemonade, designed by Amy Gibson slipping in a bit of curved piecing into this block. I guess this must come from the saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade".
I tried to be clever and use a large centre square rather than four smaller ones, but that didn't quite work, so I did the four patch for the middle as described.
I like the effect of the fabrics, the white background one looks as though its one piece of fabric even though its pieced.
Following that was Block 35, Pretty By Hand by Kristyne Czepuryk. A simple pieced block with embroidery added. I started piecing the block straight away to work on the embroidery bit. I found that other makers used the fancy stitches on their machines to get the effect. Why didn't I think of that? They looked quite good and my embroidery stitches aren't always up to the job, but didn't look too bad.
That's the round up so far, managing to mostly keep up with the blocks. A new one is out tomorrow, so I will prepare that for Sewing Saturday this coming weekend, along with the hexagon block (Block 36) and do a post next month.
In between times you can catch up with me on Instagram. My account on there is @suewilduk
For more details about the Splendid Sampler go to the website here and more details about the blocks here