Sunday, 28 February 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Block Four

Block four of The Splendid Sampler is a pretty little applique block designed by Jen Kingwell and is called 'Happy, Happy'.


I loved making this little block as I love applique and it certainly made me 'happy'.  I used the fusible applique method and finished the applique shapes with a hand-stitched buttonhole stitch. 



Instead of embroidering the flower stems with back stitch as the pattern suggests, I used stem stitch and I also added a few detached chain leaves here and there.



I also decorated the vase with a little hand embroidered daisy.  All the fabrics (apart from the cream background) were scraps of Tilda fabrics.



Looking forward to the next block being released!!


24 comments:

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    1. Thank you Janet! I need to start work on the next one now... it has just been released! Chrissie x

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  2. Dear Christine,
    that´s a really lovely block. Until tomorrow..
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I really enjoyed making this block! Christine x

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  3. Yes really lovely block , all of them! I love the addition of leaves! I also jumped on the wagon and did work on the first blocks yesterday. Just could not resist Jen's happy block!Lol!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! It is a really pretty block... very hard to resist! It is fun to take part in!! Christine x

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  4. I can see why that makes you happy! It's beautiful. Love the fabrics.
    Cathy

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    1. Thank you Cathy! I really loved this little block! Christine x

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  5. Your block looks wonderful, Christine, especially with your embroidery!

    It is great that all our blocks will be so different!

    It's great fun!

    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I am enjoying seeing all the beautiful variations of these blocks.... such a lot of fun! Christine x

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  6. oh wow Christine your blocks are awesome,well done xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I am having a lot of fun making them! Christine x

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  7. This one is my favourite so far...I love flowers and embroidery so its a win win!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I love this block too.... I really enjoyed making it! Christine x

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  8. I adore your vase of flowers - all the little embroidery touches and the fabrics. ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I really enjoyed stitching this particular block! Christine x

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  9. Your blocks are looking great, sorry I did not join this group now. Just had to much else on at the time.. Will watch and enjoy yours now. Dx

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    1. Thank you Doti! It is a fun project but it is impossible to join every group.... even though they are all very tempting! Christine x

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  10. Liebe Christine,
    wunderschön sieht deine Applikation aus, ich glaube ich muss diesen Sampler auch noch nähen, nur wann....
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! It is a lot of fun to participate in this group. There is so much inspiration! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  11. Your vase block is by far the very nicest I have seen!
    I love it : )

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    1. Thank you Lyn! What a lovely thing to say! Christine x

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  12. I lovd your added details. Very sweet.

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    1. Thank you Heather! I really enjoyed making this block! Christine x

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