I have busily been sewing on my final few blocks for my Splendid Sampler. It has been so much fun:) I finished my final seven blocks this morning and have an elated, sad type feeling.
I have been working on, and looking at this beautiful stack of blocks every day while sewing and creating. It has made me smile.
Now it looks like this–See what I mean? Oh well, now I have a spot to fill with the next new 6.5″ project. One will come along, it always does.
But look at how pretty this huge stack of blocks looks. I’m excited to put them all together!
Here are my final blocks:
Full Circle Star—
This one was a little trickier than I thought it should be. There really wasn’t much of a pattern for the center aqua appliqué pieces. I sewed a circle and cut it to make my pieces. I think it turned out just fine:)
Circle of Friendship– I loved all of the fun stripes in this one. I was happy to be able to use all of my fabrics as well. I like the circle contrast here. It’s a great block!
Prism— I am always happy for an easy block to break up the difficult ones:)
Unity Star-– The cutting was the hardest part on this one. It is a Square in a Square type block with lots of stitch and flip.
Minnesota Maze- Isn’t the fussy cut flower fun?
The Early Bird— I didn’t think I was going to like this one as much as I do. I had to take a lot of deep breaths and just sew because there were so many tiny little pieces. But it was worth it. I think this block is the iconic block of the Splendid Sampler. I love it!
And my final block–
I am now, not afraid of needle turns appliqué. I can do it, and find that I even like it! Thank you Splendid Sampler;)
Here they are laid out and ready to sew together. I have several extra that I am not putting in because I like the size of this. So 81 blocks it is! I will sew these together and add two fun borders. Hopefully I can get these added in the next week or two….we’ll see:)
It has been a simply SWEET and Splendid journey that is almost done. Life is good!