Thursday, 2 June 2016

The Splendid Sampler Blocks 30 to 32 and a bonus

Time to catch up with my latest Splendid Sampler blocks – and these three have been so much fun. 

But first I want to show you my blue ‘Scrappy Happy Heart’ (block 29)  I made a mistake but it doesn’t show so I’m not going to tell.
The Splendid Sampler block no. 29 - Scrappy Happy Heart

Block 30 – ‘Simple Surprises’ is a simple patchwork block which you can dress up in any fabrics you like.  I have used a mixture of charm squares and scraps here.  The design is by Amy Ellis.  
The Splendid Sampler block no. 30 - Simple Surprises

Block 31 – ‘Blossoming’ is a stitchery design by Jenny of Elefantz.  This is my first ever stitchery.  I added a touch of applique as suggested by Jenny.  Really pleased with how this turned out. 
The Splendid Sampler block no. 31 - Blossoming

Block 32 – ‘The Constant Needle’ is a lovely applique flower design by Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson.  I couldn’t help but reach for my red-and-white gingham.  And it just so happened I found a few other checks to accompany it. 
The Splendid Sampler block no. 32 - The Constant Needle

And in the middle of all this fun there was a bonus block ‘Matthew’s Block’.  
The Splendid Sampler - Matthew's Block

This is a little 6” block made up of a lot of pieces based on Matthew's drawing.  Read all about it and get the pattern over at The Splendid Sampler’s Matthew's Block page.

Time to sew start sewing these blocks into a bed-runner for my sister.

Until next time .... 


  1. Beautiful blocks Amanda! I always admire your choice of fabrics and colours... they look fabulous! Christine x

    1. Thank you Christine. Ditto right back to you.

  2. I adore you stitches and your fabrics! Beautifully done!

    1. Thank you. I think it is the fun you are seeing.