We are over halfway through The Splendid Sampler sew along and the blocks are as good as ever:
Block 53 – ‘Whirling in Circles’ designed by Deb Roberts. A double pinwheel patchwork block – quite a lot for a little 6” block but good fun nonetheless.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 53 - Whirling in Circles|
Block 54 – ‘Shell’ designed by Jane Davidson. A paper-pieced block I wasn’t sure about until I made it and then I loved it.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 54 - Shell|
Block 55 – ‘Dedication Rose’ – a Lisa Bongean block. I love this block so much – one of my favourites from all the blocks so far. It harks back to the traditional applique blocks of the 19th century.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 55 - Dedication Rose|
Block 56 – ‘At Home Anywhere’. I wasn’t sure about this block design by JenniferKeltner. And I wasn’t sure my fabric choices were good. However, the Splenderettes in the Facebook group got me thinking otherwise and now I see a pink cloud, raining flowers. I love living in a fabric world.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 56 - At Home Anywhere|
Block 57 – ‘Starting Point’. If block 58 showcases the paper-piecing method then this block showcases patchwork. A traditional, simple block from Lissa Alexander which brings it down to fabric choices and placement.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 57 - Starting Point|
Block 58 – ‘Homeward Bound’. This block design by Kelly Liddle epitomises why paper-piecing is such a good method for some designs. It is an easy block to paper-piece but would be a horror if using any other method.
|The Splendid Sampler Block 58 - Homeward Bound|
So there we have it. I am still up-to-date but only just. If you want to see all my blocks together pop over to my Splendid Sampler Pinterest board.
Until next time .........