Monday, 29 February 2016

Splendid Sampler Blocks 4 and 5

The Splendid Sampler blocks - Patchsmith style.

It has been a quiet time for the Farmer’s Wife 1930s sew-along as the Gnome Angel sew-along is still on spring break and the two blocks for the Very Kerry Berry group have been covered already (Block 45 ‘Jenny’ and Block 46 ‘Jewel’).
Block 46 - Jewel - my least favourite block

So instead I have been slicing and dicing fabric for the Splendid Sampler sew-along and two very lovely blocks they were.

Block 4 – ‘Happy, Happy’ by Jen Kingwell is a gorgeous 6” applique block and, as you all know, I am partial to a bit of applique. 
Do you like the little Patchsmith heart?

Block 5 was a simple patchwork block called ‘Simple Simon’.  It was designed by Celine Perkins and is a ‘disappearing nine-patch’ slice and dice. 
Block 5 - 'Simple Simon'

I didn’t intend to have a red and aqua theme for this sew-along but it seems that is where my fabric stash is taking me.  You can find all the blocks as-and-when I make them here on my Splendid Sampler Pinterest Board.

Sew until next time ................

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous blocks Amanda! I just love the colours you use so pretty and bright! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Christine - you have a lovely week too.

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  2. I love your Splendid Sampler blocks.

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  3. These Splendid Sampler blocks look just lovely together - like a family with good genes.
    Poor Jewel - her sad caption. Oh, but wait..."least favorite" is still a favorite, after all! Kind of like a bronze medal?

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    1. You make me laugh - Jewel is no favourite of mine. Yuk, yuk and yuk. xxxx

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  4. I might have to add a heart to my vase on block #4 - just like you! They're all so cute! Julie@TheCraftyQuilter.com

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    1. Heart or not I know your blocks will be stunners - they always are. xxx

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  5. I adore your fabrics and your precision piecing. BEAUTIFUL!
    Its a pleasure seeing your work!

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  6. Beautiful blocks, I love the fabrics and I am inspired to get to my machine and finish a few of my blocks.

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  7. Look how beautiful your blocks are! I especially love Simple Simon and Happy Happy! These fabrics are gorgeous.
    Susie

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  8. I always enjoy looking at your blocks and marvel at your skills. I just wanted to ask what you do with them, do they become a quilt? I'd love to see them assembled.

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  9. Hi Fabienne, many of my blocks are destined for full size bed quilts but not all. I have completed the Farm Girl Vintage quilt and my Farmer's Wife 1930s quilt is nealy done. I am working on the border of another quilt. But my main focus is on just making the blocks and enjoying the process. I love to play with fabric and the different techniques.

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