Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Block 13 and another bonus....

Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. Here the weather was a mix of Spring sunshine and wet, blustery weather but, we were able to get out and about and all in all it was a lovely weekend.  Of course, a weekend wouldn't be complete without a little bit of stitching and, as block 13 of the Splendid Sampler was released on Sunday, I had to find the time to fit in piecing it. Block 13 was designed by Corey Yoder and is called 'Scrap Star' .  It is a really pretty little block.


I love how this block looks but, I am not used to working with the small pieces, so it was a challenge for me to piece it accurately (don't look too closely at the points!)  It is one of the things I am really enjoying about taking part in the Splendid Sampler Challenge... some of the blocks take you outside of your comfort zone and you are truly being challenged to try something new.


Between block 12 and block 13 Pat Sloan also released another bonus block called 'Inside Out Log Cabin'.  It was another pretty little block and I enjoyed making it.


I can't believe how many blocks we have already made in this challenge and I am looking forward to seeing what comes next!


30 comments:

  1. I recognised your "Scrap Star" block, as yours, on The Splendid Sampler blog before I read your name! It's so pretty! Thank you for showing the bonus block from Pat, as I had missed that one!
    You are working very fast, and your blocks are looking great!
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I am really trying hard to make sure I keep up with this challenge, so I am making the blocks as soon as I can! It is lots of fun! Christine x

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  2. Hi Christine they are looking fabulous,well done xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I am really enjoying making each block! Christine x

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  3. Very nice! You always choose the prettiest fabrics.

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I love these fabrics.... that's why I have a lot of scraps to use up! Christine x

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  4. It does seem like there have been a lot of blocks already--good for you to keep up! They are all so pretty together!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I am really enjoying the blocks and I'm eager to keep up! Christine x

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  5. Delightful : ) Looks like a little quieter week for me.... fingers crossed there will be some splendid sampler sewing time. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! I hope you do get some sewing time! These blocks are a lot of fun! Christine x

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  6. Was für ein schöner Stern! Ich liebe Sterne und habe mir die Vorlage gleich mal runtergeladen!

    Gruß Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! I think you will enjoy making this star it is a very pretty design! Christine x

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  7. Really beautiful! Its a great challenge all these small pieces also for me,lol! But you managed it very well!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! It is good to have a try even if the blocks don't look perfect.... when they are pieced together into a quilt no-one will look that closely! Christine x

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  8. Dear Christine,
    I love to read that your easter days were lovely. And concerning your project with the Splendid Sampler you are so right: we have so much more fun dicovering that we can learn something new and that there is so much more to do. Your blocks are all really great!!!
    I´m looking foreward to see more of them and...can´t wait :-)
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I hope you had a lovely Easter too. I am really enjoying these blocks... already looking forward to the next one! Christine x

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  9. Hard to believe there's been 18 blocks already. Good for you for managing to keep up. You're going to have an amazing quilt (or quilts, perhaps?).

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I think it will be quilts... if I manage to keep going! Christine x

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  10. I wish I had joined in this now, but I was so busy at the time. Your blocks are lovely Christine..

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    1. Thank you Doti! Just jump in now.... there are still lots of blocks to go! Christine x

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  11. Liebe Christine,
    ich muss gestehen ich bin immer sehr begeistert von deinen Sampler Blöcken, vielleicht hätte ich da auch mit nähen sollen!? Egal wie, deine pastel farbigen Blöcke sind für mich eine wahre Augenweide!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I have a box of Tilda scraps and I just pull some out for each block! This is a fun sampler isn't it?! Christine x

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  12. Your points look good to me. If mine are within about 1/4" i call them good! Who am i kidding? 1/2" is fine for me!

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    1. Thank you Wendy! I think you only notice the inaccuracy yourself... no one else ever looks that closely! Christine x

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  13. That is a pretty little block - love the colours

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    1. Thank you! I was really pleased with this little star block! Christine x

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  14. Another pretty block--your points look great from here!!

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    1. Thank you Karen! Overall I was really pleased with this block... I like that the blocks are pushing me a little bit! Christine x

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  15. I found block 13 challenging too , so many small pieces but I love the result . Your block is so pretty as are all the rest .

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    1. Thank you Sheila! It was a challenge but a lot of fun too and the end result was definitely worth it... it is a pretty design! Christine x

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