|The Splendid Sampler Block 47 Cheat!
Lets get bang up-to-date with my Splendid Sampler blocks:
Block 45 – ‘Sewing Nut’ by Frances Newcombe.
This 6” block contains a lot of little applique pieces but it is doable - just take your time. I placed the printed pattern under my background fabric. I also patched the forest floor using four 2” scrap squares.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 45 - Sewing Nuts
Block 46 – ‘Twirl Time’. I love when a patchwork block comes along in The Splendid Sampler – it is refreshing to have a quick block. So it was with this lovely block by Sarah J. Sarah made her block from 20 different fabrics whereas I chose three and a background.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 46 - Twirl Time
Block 47 – ‘Circle of Love’ by Geta Grama. I cheated with this block by using page 3 of the pattern and cutting the template as one piece (see photo at top of this blog). This does not change the look of the pattern – it just makes it easier to position. Alyssa Thomas has a very good Block 47 Youtube video showing exactly how to do this. I also added a 3” circle behind the center flower to add an extra pop of colour. It shows through very slightly but this won’t show once it is quilted.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 47 - Circle of Love
So there we have it. Tomorrow there will be a new block but I am working on a few special projects using the bonus blocks so be sure to come back soon to see how that turns out. If you want to see all The Splendid Sampler blocks I have made to date you can find them on my Pinterest Splendid Sampler (Patchsmith Style) board or click on any of the photos.
Until next time .........