Thursday, 10 March 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Block Eight

Another block was released for The Splendid Sampler earlier today.  It is a lovely simple block called 'Friends Around the Square' and was designed by Julie Karasek.  It was a lot of fun to choose the fabrics from my scraps and then piece this block together.



As well as getting to make all the blocks the nice thing about this challenge is that you are introduced to lots of new designers and their websites/blogs. There have been some lovely bonus projects and lots of very useful tips.


I always take an age deciding which fabrics look best even with these small 6 inch blocks and, I think that making 100 over the course of the year is going to help a lot with fabric choice and colour placement.  I am hoping that at the end I will be so much more confident in my choices that won't have to think about it anywhere near as long as I do now!

26 comments:

  1. Dear Christine,
    a lovely new block and together they look just great with the choosen fabrics.
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I am pleased with how the blocks all look to date! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  2. Liebe Christine,
    die Blöcke sehen sehr schön zusammen aus. Die Stoffwahl gefällt mir sehr. Ein schönes Projekt.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I am really enjoying putting these blocks together and I am pleased with the results! Have a nice weekend! Christine x

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  3. All of your blocks look wonderful together and the newest one is a pretty one.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I liked making this last block and I was pleased with the outcome! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  4. Your blocks are looking good so far Christine. xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I am pleased with all the blocks... it is such a fun adventure! Have a nice weekend! Christine x

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  5. You are speedy! And color choices is the reason I have not started yet. Wanted so badly to do a block today but decided to be a good girl and finish a flimsy for a Charity Quilt that has been on the pile for awhile. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! I don't want to fall behind because I know I will have trouble catching up! Hope you get your Charity Quilt finished! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  6. They all look great. Will you sew some together or wait till the end?

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    1. Thank you! I think I will probably wait until the end.... I am not sure if I will put all 100 into one quilt or make a couple of smaller quilts... I will wait and see! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  7. Beautiful Christine - and very delicate colours x

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    1. Thank you Lynda! It is a fun project and I don't usually push myself piecing, so I am learning quite a lot as I go along! Have a nice weekend! Christine x

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  8. Liebe Christine,
    ich freue mich immer sehr einen neuen Splendid Block bei dir bewundern zu dürfen, auch dieser Block gefällt mir wieder sehr gut!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I was really pleased with this block... I really liked the fabrics together! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  9. Another lovely block! I take tons of time deciding on fabric choices also. I would probably be finished with my 365 Challenge block each day a lot faster if I didn't agonize over the fabric--lol!

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    1. Thank you Karen! Oh that is good to know that I am not the only one! Have a great weekend! Christine x

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  10. Wieder so ein schöner Block, du hast ein sehr gutes Gespür den richtigen Stoff zu finden.

    Liebe herzliche Grüße
    Uta

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    1. Thank you Uta! I was very pleased with the outcome of this block! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  11. A great block Christine - delicious fabrics

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I was pleased with the fabric choices I made for this one! Have a good weekend! Christine x

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  12. Your blocks are lovely Christine and you are doing just great in choosing colours !

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I was pleased with this block! Christine x

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