Sunday, 24 July 2016

The Splendid Sampler Blocks 39 to 44

Two weeks have passed since I last posted and The Splendid Sampler blocks are appearing thick and fast.  So let us catch up on another six blocks:

Block 39 – ‘Balls in the Air’ by Aylin Ozturk.  This paper-pieced pattern is pretty to look at but it is not a block I would want to remake.  I think it would be much easier as a quick-fuse applique block.
The Splendid Sampler Block 39 - Balls in the Air

Block 40 – ‘Flights of Friendship’ by Me and My Sister. Sometimes I just crave a little patchwork and it felt time on The Splendid Sampler journey for a patchwork block.
The Splendid Sampler Block 40 - Flights of Friendship

Block 41 – ‘Sew South’ by Jennifer Mathis.  An old fashioned EPP Granny Flower but this one is top-stitched in place – so much easier. 
The Splendid Sampler Block 41 - Sew South

Block 42 – ‘Pencils’  by Jane Davidson.   I part patched and part paper-pieced this beautiful block.
The Splendid Sampler Block 42 - Pencils
Block 43 – ‘Pincushion Love’  by Pat Sloan.   I thi nk my strawberry pin-cushion looks more like a  big fat tomato but this was a quick and easy applique block.  (Those two little buttons were kindly given to me a long time ago in a needlecase swap.) 
The Splendid Sampler Block 43 - Pincushion Love

Block 44 – ‘Stitch in the Garden’ by Gail Pan.   Who doesn't love to stitch in the garden? And who doesn't love Gail Pan's beautiful stitchery patterns.  I am less stitchery and more applique so I added some fabric touches.
The Splendid Sampler Block 44 - Stitch in the Garden

I am really loving The Splendid Sampler journey.   It makes a nice respite from pattern designing.  Be sure to come back soon for the most recent blocks and keep an eye out for some bonus blocks too.

Until then ......... 


  1. Your Splendid Sample blocks are truly beautiful and splendid, Amanda! Your personal touches add beauty and sew much personality to the blocks! I believe that your 43 and 44 blocks are too irresistible!

  2. Another lovely set of blocks. Hello, little chubby bird that makes me smile!!!