Monday, 21 March 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Block Eleven and a bonus....

It was a busy weekend this weekend but, it was very enjoyable as my youngest daughter and her boyfriend were here and we decided to have a trip to the seaside.  The weather wasn't the best but, it wasn't raining, so we decided to take a chance.  It is a long time since we last visited the beach and it was the first time my dogs have ever seen the sea!



They really enjoyed scampering along the sand although they did get a bit of a shock when they stopped to have a drink in a seawater puddle!  We all had a great time too and a lunch of fish and chips!!
 


Later in the evening I discovered that a bonus block called 'Just for you' had been released by Pat Sloan for the Splendid Sampler to celebrate National Quilt Day.  It was nice after a busy day to prepare this simple applique block and then finish off the edges with some hand stitching.


On Sunday, block eleven of the Splendid Sampler was released.  This block was designed by Alyssa Thomas and is called 'Crocheted Thoughts'


It is a pretty combination of piecing and embroidery and I really enjoyed stitching it.


Looking forward to the next block..... and on catching up with some of the weekend blog posts that I missed...... have a lovely week!

34 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Some lovely sewing projects too xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! It was a very enjoyable weekend! Chrissie xx

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  2. Hi Christine,those puppies are so cute,and i am loving your blocks,your work is beautiful,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I enjoyed stitching the embroidery for this last block! Christine x

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  3. Love the flowerpot - and so nice to see the doggies!

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    1. Thank you! It was a really sweet design and I love this type of simple applique! Christine x

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  4. blocks are looking lovely, must try and catch up. Not been to the seaside for about 10 years

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    1. Thank you Margaret! I enjoyed our visit to the seaside.... I hadn't been for a very long time either! Christine x

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  5. Love, love, love your blocks. The ric-rac is fun and I just knew your embroidered doilie would be gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I really enjoyed making these two blocks and the Splendid Sampler challenge is proving great fun! Christine x

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  6. Dear Christine,
    what lovely blocks are released concerning the "Splendid Sampler". I enjoy watching the quilt growing and becomming more and more wonderful.
    Many hugs, and thank you for visiting :-)
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I am really enjoying taking part in this challenge... it is a lot of fun and I am learning a lot too! Christine x

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  7. Liebe Christine,
    ich liebe deine Splendid Blöcke, jedes mal wenn ich sie sehe bin ich versucht auch welche davon zu nähen. Ganz besonders gut gefällt mir der Block mit der Stickerei. Deine Hunde sind total goldig, mit welchen treuen Augen sie in die Kamera schauen, einfach süß!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I am enjoying making the Splendid Sampler blocks.... it is a lot of fun! The dogs are wonderful company.... I wouldn't be without them! Christine x

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  8. Lovely blocks! The flower is so sweet!And I love the varigated thread on the crocheted thoughts!
    Hugs, Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I love both of these blocks and I was really pleased with the variegated thread! Christine x

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  9. I'm so impressed that you've been keeping up with the blocks! Your versions are all so pretty--esp. the "crochet" block!

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    1. Thank you Karen! Well, so far, so good.... I hope I can keep it up! Christine x

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  10. Your Splendid blocks are looking really great, how on earth did I miss the bonus flower block!
    Such lovely dogs! what fun for them to see the sea too : )

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    1. Thank you Lyn! The flower block is really cute... I enjoyed making it! The dogs loved the sea!! Christine x

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  11. Liebe Christine,
    Deine Blöcke sind wieder sehr schön geworden. Es macht Spaß zu verfolgen, wie der Quilt wächst.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! It is a really fun project and exciting to see the new blocks as they are released. I loved stitching the embroidery on this block! Christine x

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  12. Love Christine

    I can´t tell how nice your Blocks´, are ´how much i like them.
    so beautiful

    Kind regards Marika

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    1. Thank you Marika! I am really enjoying making them all and I am learning a lot along the way! Christine x

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  13. Liebe Christine,
    ich liebe diese wunderschönen Details und zarten Stickereien verbunden mit gepatchten Blöcken. Es macht Freude diese wunderschöne Arbeit zu verfolgen.

    Liebe Grüße
    Uta

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    1. Thank you Uta! I am really enjoying this sampler... I hope I can continue to keep up with all the blocks! Enjoy the rest of your week! Christine x

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  14. Your trip to the beach sounds so fun! (We almost took the boys to the beach instead of Portland this weekend.) I can just imagine the shock your dogs had discovering the salty water. Your blocks are both beautiful! I hope you enjoy your daughter's visit!

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    1. Thank you Renee! It is always nice to have everyone home and the beach was a lot of fun... the dogs loved it!! I am having fun making these blocks! Christine x

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  15. The "crochet" doily block is so clever. I think I'll hire you to sew my blocks... Ha You would do that wouldn't you ; ) I just can't seem to find the time to get started but have loved each block pattern. So guess I will have to find joy through your blocks until life slows down a bit. You go girl!!! Good job keeping up! Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! Not sure I could take on making the blocks twice! Hope you get time soon to make one or two of them... they are fun! Thanks for the encouragement... it helps a lot! Christine x

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  16. Your little flower pot is adorable and I love your crocheted doily , you did a great job on the embroidery .

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    1. Thank you so much Sheila! I really am enjoying this challenge... the blocks are pretty and it is nice to try new things too! Christine x

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