Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Block Three

Last Sunday the third block of The Splendid Sampler was released.  Block three is designed by Melissa Corry and is called 'Lots of Love'.



I used up some more of my beloved Tilda scraps to piece this cute block.  It has some quite small pieces to work with but, Melissa provides some very useful tips about working with smaller quilt pieces.  If you just take your time and press everything well it all goes together smoothly.


I am pleased with all my blocks so far.... here is a look at them side by side. I have also been busy this week getting a couple of other projects ready to work on.



First of all, I need to start work on my February CQJP 2016 block, so I have pieced the base block ready to start embellishing.  You may recall that my blocks this year are going to be a series of Dresden fans.  This is how my January block finished.....



I have also started preparing some more EPP hexagons for the next block in the Craftsy Class I am taking.


Plenty to be getting on with until the next Splendid Sampler block is released on Thursday! 

28 comments:

  1. Liebe Christine,
    der Dresdner Teller ist wunderschön geworden! Du hast ihn so liebevoll bestickt. Das wird ein wunderbarer Quilt.
    Liebe Grüße
    Valomea

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    1. Thank you Valomea! I am looking forward to embellishing the next block! I do like the embroidery! Christine x

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  2. Hi Christine,wow I am loving your blocks,love your dresdens also,boy you sure keep busy my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I have been busy but I am having a lot of fun too! Christine x

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  3. Oh so many hearts. I love hearts!
    And your embellishment looks so noble. A wonderful Dresden Plate!

    Greetings Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! There have been a lot of heart blocks.... probably because it is February! Hope we have some other subjects too! Christine x

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  4. Loving the Splendid Sampler blocks. I haven't been able to start yet. Grandma duties have taken over. I have also been slow to figure out which fabrics to use. Happy Stitching to you today it is a sure way to create Happy in your heart!

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    1. Thank you Janita! I hope you get started soon but, there is no hurry.... it should not be a stressful experience.... just lots of fun! Christine x

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  5. Your sampler blocks are so cute! I love, love the finish on your Dresden CQ block.

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    1. Thank you Linda! Lucky I have a big box of Tilda scraps to make the blocks with! I am looking forward to embellishing the next CQJP block! Enjoy your week! Christine x

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  6. The sampler blocks are beautiful, Christine. Have fun with your second Dresden Plate.

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    1. Thank you Marly! I am sure I will.... I love the embellishment part! Christine x

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  7. Your blocks are gorgeous! I look forward to seeing your CQJP 2016 February block.

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    1. Thank you Renee! I am looking forward to embellishing my next CQJP block.... I love the hand stitching! Christine x

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  8. My goodness, you have so many projects on the go! All of them are so intriguing too and I always am happy to see your progress on each one.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! Here's hoping I can keep up with them all! Christine x

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  9. You're certainly keeping busy Christine. Your blocks look wonderful. xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I have taken on rather a lot of projects this year... I hope I can keep up! Christine x

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  10. Wunderschön, mir gefallen vor allem deine zarten Farben!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I love the colours too... they are really my style! Christine x

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoy making the CQJP blocks and now the fun embellishing starts! Christine x

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  12. Your Splendid Sampler blocks are so pretty--you are making it hard for me to resist joining the sew along! I absolutely love your Dresden block--beautiful! Happy stitching!

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    1. Keep strong Karen.... it is tempting though! I so enjoy working on the CQJP blocks. I love stitching the embellishments! Christine x

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  13. Love Christine
    I like your Blocks from the Splendid Sampler
    The COJP Block what is this for a lovely Block , you dont believe it, i like it so mutch , he is so beautiful.

    I wish you, a lovely rest week kind regards Marika

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    1. Thank you Marika! The CQJP block is a crazy quilt sew-a-long I am taking part in. I love stitching these blocks! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  14. Your blocks are lovely - as always. And the embroidery on your Dresden is stunning.

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I am looking forward to embellishing the next Dresden! I love the hand stitching! Christine x

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