Sunday 22 May 2016

The Splendid Sampler Blocks 24 to 29

I am having so much fun with The Splendid Sampler blocks this week and I've just gotta share them with you .......

Block 24 – ‘’Inspector Sidekick’ is a traditional patchwork block designed by Michele Foster. I spun the corner blocks to tie in with the blue polka dots but it would've looked good had I left it.
The Splendid Sampler Block 24 - Inspector Sidekick

Block 25 – ‘Sunday Best’ is a delightful little applique block from the ever popular Anne Sutton.   This block was particularly fun – with little touches added with embroidery (buttons, pocket, flower stem).
The Splendid Sampler Block 25 - Sunday Best

Block 26 – ‘Dreaming of Dresdens’ by none other than one of The Splendid Sampler organisers, Jane Davidson.  The Dresden plate went together well but those little stems and dots were quite fiddly.
The Splendid Sampler Block 26 - Dreaming of Dresdens

Block 27 – ‘Sewing Machine’ by The Splendid Sampler’s other organiser Pat Sloan.  
The Splendid Sampler Block 27 - Sewing Machine

This block reminded me of my Sewing Machine mug rug and was the inspiration for my first buy-one-get-one-free offer but hurry it ends on 31 May 2016.
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Block 28 – ‘Stitching Fashion’.  I was very, very excited when I saw that Charise Randell was one of the block designers.  I wasn't disappointed and I was thrilled to make Charise's paper-pieced block pattern.
The Splendid Sampler Block 28 - Stitching Fashion

So much so that I made another dress in different fabrics.  
The Splendid Sampler Block 28 - Dressmaking

And finally, today’s block - block 29 – ‘Scrappy Happy Heart’ – another, albeit simpler, paper-pieced pattern from Christa Watson.  I made this block totally from pink and red scraps. 
The Splendid Sampler Block 29 - Scrappy Happy Heart

Tomorrow I shall make another using my blue and turquoise scraps but more about that next week.

Until then ................ 


  1. Really fabulous blocks Amanda! I always love your fabric and colour choices... so pretty and fresh! Christine x

    1. Thank you Christine. I am loving the colour combo - it wasn't planned it just happened.

  2. Simply gorgeous colours...xox

    1. Thank you Cheryll. I may have to shop for more fabrics before the end of the sew-along though.

  3. Your Splendid Sampler blocks are just sew perfect and beautiful!! This is going to make a gorgeous bed runner!!

    1. Ah - these were going to be a quilt - it is my Bloom blocks that are destined to be a bed runner. But now that you mention it Susie I think a Splendid Sampler Bed Runner might be a better option. Thank you. xxx

  4. You have an amazing color sense. I love everything you do. Beautiful blocks!

    1. Thank you - I love to play with fabric and I think that is what shows through these blocks - the fun.

  5. So wonderful to see your Splendid blocks! The little dresses are totally gorgeous!