I have decided to make three bed-runners from the Splendid Sampler blocks rather than one large quilt - one to keep and two to gift. The following four blocks will sparkle on the bottom of my bed.
Block 35 – ‘The Wishful Garden’ by Kristyne Czepuryk. I chose a pretty floral fabric in keeping with this block's name. The pattern used hand embroidery on the cross sections but I decided gingham ribbon was much more me, not to mention much simpler.
|The Splendid Sampler block no. 35 - The Wishful Garden|
Block 36 – ‘Inchy Hexagon Club’ by Jane Davidson. This block is actually made up of 3/8” hexagons which made is hard on the hands and the eyes. This was the first English Paper-Pieced block of this sew-along so I was a little disappointed to find it made up of such small pieces. According to the chat in the Facebook group and on-line – the size of the hexies put many people off attempting this block. I have a little experience of paper-piecing so was happy to give it a go but it is not a block I will make again.
|The Splendid Sampler block no. 36 - Inchy Hexagon Club|
Block 37 – ‘Dashing for Chocolate’ by Laura Flynn. Hooray – a good old-fashioned Churn Dash block. Just what was needed after block 36.
|The Splendid Sampler block no. 37 - Dashing by Chocolate|
Block 38 – ‘Vintage Flower Basket’ by Pam Kitty Morning. I love applique so I really enjoyed making this block - I even added centers to the flowers.
|The Splendid Sampler block no. 38 - Vintage Flower Basket|
I have another three blocks to show you but more about those next time........