Friday, 18 March 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Block Ten and a catch up....

Yesterday was the release of block ten of The Splendid Sampler.  I am so enjoying this challenge and I really enjoyed piecing this pretty little block designed by Sherri McConnell and called 'Iowa'.  It was a quick and easy block to piece.


I used more of my scraps (which don't seems to be getting any less) and I am pleased with the results.  Here are the blocks I have made to date including an extra block one (I made two) and the bonus block which was shared before the challenge started.


As well as my Splendid Sampler blocks I have also been working on my CQJP 2016 blocks this week.  February's block (I know I am a bit behind!) is nearly complete and currently looks like this....


I have also pieced the base block for March and I am hoping to get some time to work on them this weekend although my youngest daughter has now come home for her Easter break so some family time may have to take priority!


I am also continuing to practise my free motion quilting regularly and, this week, I managed to complete the first of my QAYG blocks for the sampler quilt I am making.


I am also working on a small project which will probably end up as a little quilted mat. 


So far, so good.... I am pleased with the progress to date!


It is another project I hope to have some time to work on the next few days!! Hope you all have some fun, creative projects to work on! Have a great weekend!

22 comments:

  1. Liebe Christine,
    ein schöner Block vom Splendid Sampler. Schön zu sehen wie der Quilt wächst. Da hat Du ja noch einige schöne Projekte. Viel Spaß und ein schönes Wochenede
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I am having a lot of fun with all my projects! Should be a fun weekend! Christine x

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  2. BRAVO! Looks like you are staying busy. Hugs, Kathy

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    1. Thank you Kathy! I certainly am staying busy... can't wait to get my CQJP blocks finished! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  3. Looks like you're having lots of fun with your varying projects. And I know how you feel about scraps never seeming to dwindle - I swear they have a party every night in my sewing room and multiply like rabbits!

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    1. Thanks Mary Anne! I am having lots of fun! It is nice to have lots of different projects ongoing... lots to choose from depending on your mood! Christine x

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  4. Iowa..... the state where I live : ) More motivation to get myself going on this project!!! Life here is too busy. Not enough time to spend sewing. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! I hope you have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  5. You seem to have lots of projects on the go! I like the free motion quilting - nice effect! xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! It is fun to decide which project to work on! Have a lovely weekend! Chrissie x

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  6. Dear Christine,
    your "Slendid Sampler blocks all just look very, very nice and I can feel what fun you have sewing and stitching them.
    Your "Dresden-Crazy-Plate" is also kooking lovely and the free motion quilting comes out very good.
    I wish you a wonderful familiy time...
    Many hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! It is always nice to have the family home for a few weeks. Hope you have a lovely weekend too! Christine x

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  7. All your blocks are so pretty--love the ribbon on the Dresdens! Happy sewing this weekend!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I knew I had lots of things to work on this year so have kept the crazy quilt challenge blocks simpler and I love how they are looking! Christine x

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  8. Your splendid sampler blocks are looking great and I love your work on the crazy patch and wow you have sure mastered FM, great quilting !

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    1. Thank you Sheila! The FM is getting there.... I only photographed the best bits!! Christine x

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  9. Liebe Christine,
    dein Splendid Sampler Block ist dir wieder wunderbar gelungen! Der Dresden Block sieht vielversprechend aus, ich bewundere mit welcher Farbsicherheit du die Bänder dabei einarbeitest! Und das Quilten, ich bin einmal gespannt wie das im ganzen aussieht, aber es sieht schon jetzt sehr filigran aus, gefällt mir auch sehr sehr gut!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I am really enjoying the Splendid Sampler and I think I have finally turned the corner with the free motion quilting. Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  10. I really like the Iowa block as well as your fabric choices. I know what you mean about the scraps never seeming to diminish. ;) Your FMQ is beautiful and looks like you are very comfortable with it. Loving the crazy quilt blocks! Enjoy your family time. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda! I always enjoy having the children home from university! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  11. Love all your blocks for the Splendid Sampler and your pretty Dresden too. The free motion quilting looks lovely......very well done!
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! I am enjoying the Splendid Sampler and the free motion quilting is gradually clicking into place! Christine x

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