Two weeks have passed since I last posted and The Splendid Sampler blocks are appearing thick and fast. So let us catch up on another six blocks:
Block 39 – ‘Balls in the Air’ by Aylin Ozturk. This paper-pieced pattern is pretty to look at but it is not a block I would want to remake. I think it would be much easier as a quick-fuse applique block.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 39 - Balls in the Air|
Block 40 – ‘Flights of Friendship’ by Me and My Sister. Sometimes I just crave a little patchwork and it felt time on The Splendid Sampler journey for a patchwork block.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 40 - Flights of Friendship|
Block 41 – ‘Sew South’ by Jennifer Mathis. An old fashioned EPP Granny Flower but this one is top-stitched in place – so much easier.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 41 - Sew South|
Block 42 – ‘Pencils’ by Jane Davidson. I part patched and part paper-pieced this beautiful block.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 42 - Pencils|
Block 43 – ‘Pincushion Love’ by Pat Sloan. I thi nk my strawberry pin-cushion looks more like a big fat tomato but this was a quick and easy applique block. (Those two little buttons were kindly given to me a long time ago in a needlecase swap.)
|The Splendid Sampler Block 43 - Pincushion Love|
Block 44 – ‘Stitch in the Garden’ by Gail Pan. Who doesn't love to stitch in the garden? And who doesn't love Gail Pan's beautiful stitchery patterns. I am less stitchery and more applique so I added some fabric touches.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 44 - Stitch in the Garden|
I am really loving The Splendid Sampler journey. It makes a nice respite from pattern designing. Be sure to come back soon for the most recent blocks and keep an eye out for some bonus blocks too.
Until then .........