Finally! I feel like things have calmed down around my house enough for me to open my Splendid Sampler box and sew a few more blocks.I don’t know if I will be able to get them all done. I will certainly try, but if I don’t, oh well. I will love all of the blocks I do get done. I know that however many are finished will make a beautiful quilt. Even stacked in my repurposed napkin holder they look fantastic!I keep them there beside my cutting area to remind me and to give me a little smile as I look at the latest blocks;). Aren’t you smiling just looking at them?
I have been really surprised with how much I have been using the 1st introductory bonus project. I cut several blocks worth of fabrics and place them in my portable preview station. And then they are ready for me to sew when I get a spare minute. It is great!
I added a few extra pages to my book by cutting a vinyl tablecloth and sewing them inside. It works wonderfully.
I was able to get six blocks done today. The first two, Love and Travelers were very easy. Thank you Pat! They even kind of look the same.
I had a very fun time making the Full Circle block. I didn’t follow the instructions to make this block. I used a method I learned about from QuirksLTD. I sewed the strips altogether and then sewed them to the larger blue rectangle. I traced a large circle onto my “background” fabric and cut it out leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance.I snipped the seam allowance and pressed it to the inside and then pinned the “hole” on top of my stripped piece and sewed it down. Easy!
At first, I didn’t think I would like the Shell block, but it ended up being my favorite of these blocks. I do like the look of a paper pieced block, I just don’t like the amount of wasted fabric and the mess.
I am having a fun time with this Sampler. It has been a year of learning. Thank you for stopping by my blog.
I hope you have a SWEET day!