Monday, 7 March 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Block Seven and a winner!

Further to my last post about blocks five and six of the Splendid Sampler, I was eager to see what sort of block seven was going to be.  When it was released yesterday, I was really excited to discover that it was an embroidery block.



Block seven was designed by Amy Sinibaldi and is called 'Snug as a Bug'. It is such a sweet little embroidery design and I just couldn't resist getting it stitched straight away! 


I used stem stitch and back stitch for the main design and then added a few extra embroidery stitches in some of the squares of the quilt.  I then finished it off by framing it with a square of running stitch and a second square of stem stitch.   I loved stitching it and I am pleased with the finished result.


Now, it gives me great pleasure to be able to announce the winner of my Spring giveaway




I used the tried and trusted method of writing all the names of those who entered onto pieces of paper, folding them up and putting them in a fabric box.


I then got my daughter to pull out one of the names and, the winner is Doti.... Congratulations!!  I will get in touch with you Doti so that I can post the book onto you!

28 comments:

  1. Congratulations Doti and what a lovely block Christine. Love your variegated thread. x

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    1. Thank you Lynda! This was a really fun block to stitch! You'll enjoy it! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Janet! It was a lot of fun to stitch! Chrissie x

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  3. The three already looking for Easter eggs :-)))

    Greetings Marion

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    1. I think you might be right Marion! How fun! Christine x

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  4. oh your block is so cute Christine and congrats to the lucky winner xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I loved making this block! Christine x

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  5. Congratulations to Doti! I love the latest block Christine - how could you not love those little peeping toes?

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I really enjoyed stitching this block and the design is really cute! Christine x

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  6. Love how your blocks are looking. So delightful. Congratulations to Doti too

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    1. Thank you Melody! I am loving the diversity of all these blocks.... such a lot of fun! Christine x

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  7. like yu I was excited to see block 7 is embroidery so now I will do block 4 as embroidery too as I struggled with the applique loving what you have done with your block

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    1. Thank you Margaret! That is a great idea... stitch them as you feel most comfortable! Christine x

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  8. Got morning,
    Congratulations Doti too
    You have this blog so lovingly implemented already on Facebook I was thrilled when I saw him
    I like it so mutch
    Creatives regards Marika

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    1. Thank you Marika! I really enjoyed stitching it! Christine x

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  9. Liebe Christine,
    wenn ich deine wunderschönen Blöcke sehe , bin ich so langsam versucht, auch den Splendid zu nähen! Gratulation an Doti und viele Freude mit dem schönen Buch!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I am sure Doti will love the book! The Splendid Sampler is such a fun SAL... I always look forward to the next block! Christine x

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  10. Congrats to Doti. And the stitchery is adorable. Love it.

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    1. Thank you! I really like how this block turned out! Christine x

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  11. Yipee , I am so pleased to have won the book thank you Christine. Your block is beautiful too.. Doti...

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    1. Congratulations Doti! I am popping it in the post to you this morning! Hope you enjoy it! Christine x

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  12. Love your latest block, embroidery at its best : )

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    1. Thank you Lyn! That is a very kind comment! Christine x

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  13. Liebe Christine,
    sehr schön ist Dein Block geworden. Das würde mich ja auch reizen zu nähen.Gratuliere der Gewinnerin.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! It was a pretty little block and I enjoyed stitching it! Christine x

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  14. This is such a cute block! Congratulations, Doti!

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