I am making a change of fabric in my Splendid Sampler blocks. From block 71 onwards I am using Summerfest by April Rosenthal for Moda.
It is bright and sunny and will make the perfect summer bed runner. But first the last three blocks in my scrap-happy fabrics from my stash:
Block 68 – ‘Wild Roses' designed by Pat Sloan. Designed as a wild rose I’ve got to be honest – this rose reminds me a little of a fried egg (I think the USA refer to it as sunny-side-up).
|The Splendid Sampler Block 68 - Wild Roses|
Block 69 – ‘Full Circle’ designed by Holly DeGroot. I am a real newbie when it comes to stitching curves. I stitched my first earlier in this sew-along (block 34). So it was no surprise that my circle was more of an oval. But the block measures 6½” square so it is a keeper.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 69 - Full Circle (or Full Oval in my case)|
Block 70 – ‘Bows’ – This block from Quilt Jane was a lot of work – one large bow would’ve been enough for a 6” block but hey – it is good to push myself. (I turned the bows inwards to reduce the white space.)
|The Splendid Sampler Block 70 - Bows|
Block 71 – ‘First Stitch’. And the first of my ‘Summerfest’ blocks. This is designed by the wonderful Very KerryBerry so I knew, before I had even seen the block that I would like it. And I was right.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 71 - First Stitch|
Block 72 – ‘Full Circle Star’. The fabrics in this block designed by VictoriaFindlay Wolfe look like they belong to my scrappy collection but they are actually from the Summerfest range. I paper-pieced the four star points and then patched them together.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 72 - Full Circle Star|
Block 73 – ‘+ Love’. Aptly named as this is a lovely easy patchwork block from Jennifer Albaugh really shows off the fabrics.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 73 - Plus Love|
So there we have it. I am still up-to-date and going strong. You can see all my blocks to date on my Patchsmith Style Splendid Sampler Pinterest board. Until next time .........