I know, I know - I’m missing block 60. It is an embroidery block and it will get done but only after my current pattern writing is finished. So let me show you the blocks I have made:
Block 59 – ‘Circle of Friendship’ designed by Michele Muska. Lots of little hand-stitched Dresdens - great for using up scraps.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 59 - Circle of Friendship|
Block 61 – ‘Traveller’ designed by Pat Sloan. I was just finishing off one of my new patterns when Block 51 popped up so I used scraps I had to hand. Hence the 'country' look to this block.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 61 - Traveller|
Block 62 – ‘Hens and Chicks’ designed by Heidi Kaisand. I am not keen on stitching small triangles on the bias so I paper-pieced the four units instead and patched them together. It worked well.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 62 - Hens and Chicks|
Block 63 – ‘The Icing on the Cake’ designed by Kim Christopherson. I added a smidgeon of raspberry icing and a Patchsmith heart.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 63 - The Icing on the Cake|
It reminds me of my Cupcake Mug Rug Pattern from my Hobby & Fun pattern book.
|Heart Cupcakes Mug Rug|
Block 64 – ‘Rising Star’ designed by Kathy Brown. This looked tricky but was actually easier than I anticipated. The secret is to cut accurately and maintain an exact ¼” seam allowance.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 64 - Rising Star|
Block 65 – ‘Stripes and Flowers’ designed by Siobhan Rogers. The pattern provided two methods for piecing this block and I chose the paper-piecing option. I'm glad I did as the next block (Block 66) took all my patchwork patience.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 65 - Stripes and Flowers|
Block 66 – ‘Happy Thoughts’ designed by Vanessa Goertzen. This is such a good looking block but those little flying geese are so small to patch. My happy thought was that this block might be better suited to paper-piecing.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 66 - Happy Thoughts|
Block 67 – ‘Bobbin Chase’ designed by Scott Hansen. I got the ‘bobbin’ blocks round the wrong way but I think it works just as well this way.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 67 - Bobbin Chase|
You can see all my blocks together over at my Splendid Sampler Pinterest Board. But for me it is time to get back to pattern writing.
Until next time .....