|Block 3 - Lots of Love - Patchsmith style.|
Over 20,000 people are sewing along with Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson in The Splendid Sampler sew-along. One hundred 6” blocks at the rate of two a week. And I am joining in as part of my Block-a-Day 2016.
The first block, designed by Pat, was released on Valentine Day and mixed simple patchwork with simple applique to stunning effect.
The following Thursday block 2 ‘Wings’, designed by Jane, was released and I had fun with this one. My ‘Farmer’s Wife’ experience looked for a pattern within the block and this is what I found:
|Block 2 - Wings - Patchsmith style|
Yesterday saw the release of block 3 ‘Lots of Love’, designed by Melissa Corry and I got down-and-dirty with some itty-bitty hearts. I loved it. These small pieces have me taking my time - I find it impossible to rush if I want the accuracy - and this, in turn is making these blocks a relaxing experience.
|Block 3 - Lots of Love - Patchsmith style|
The only deviation I’ve taken from the patterns so far, is to press my seams open on the patchwork hearts for block 3 – I find I can better see the points when I am matching seams.
You can find all three patterns on The Splendid Sampler website and I have started up a Splendid Sampler Pinterest Board (Patchsmith Style) where you can find all my blocks in one place.
Until next time .........