Saturday, 5 March 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Blocks Five and Six

I think I have just got time to show you my finished block five and block six from The Splendid Sampler before the next block is released.  Block five was designed by Celine Perkins and is called 'Simple Simon'.

Block Five: Simple Simon

It is a very simple and pretty block to construct and, as usual, I found some scraps of Tilda fabrics to make it.

Block Six: Focal Point

Block six was a little more complicated but a lot of fun to make.  It was designed by Natalia Bonner and is called 'Focal Point'.  Again I used more scraps.



I am having a lot of fun with this project and I like the diversity of the blocks so far.... can't wait for number seven tomorrow!  Have a lovely weekend!


26 comments:

  1. Hi Christine,wow your blocks are awesome,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I am pleased with how they are looking so far.... looking forward to the next block! Christine x

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  2. The sampler is looking good. Lovely soft colours in it.

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    1. Thank you Dasha! I love the soft Tilda fabrics! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Lynda! I have been enjoying seeing your blocks too! Christine x

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  4. Good job keeping up. Some have recommended using starch for the last block. With so many pieces are you using starch? Still getting my ducks in a row.... pulled a few more fabric choices yesterday for this sampler. I love all the blocks so far. Thinking some Tayna Whelan Petal perhaps with a few more misc picks. It will be a soft red white and blue ....Decisions decisions. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! No, I didn't use any starch but I may try it and see if it helps. Your fabric choices sound lovely! Christine x

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  5. Oooh I love Tilda fabrics slowly collecting them for a future project. Love the focal point block so neatly done and with crisp points too I am too much of a 'fudger' to attempt this one lol X

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    1. Thank you Ali! There has been quite a lot of fudging.... I just pretend there hasn't!! Christine x

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  6. Your blocks are beautiful Christine. Love your fabric choices. Have you seen the new tilda fabrics yet?

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    1. Thank you Leanne! Yes, I think I have some of them.... they are very pretty! Christine x

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  7. Oooh, they all look so pretty together!

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    1. Thank you! I am really enjoying making these blocks.... looking forward to the next one! Christine x

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  8. blocks looking good I am really liking the simple simon bock and will try and work out how to make it a 12" block, will try and do 6 today as I do not want to get to behind,

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    1. Thank you Margaret. Changing the block to 12" should be quite straightforward.... just double all the measurements and that should be right! I'm looking forward to block seven being released! Christine x

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  9. Your blocks are lovely , it is a fun challenge isn't it .

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    1. Thank you Sheila! Yes, I am really enjoying it!! Christine x

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  10. Dear Christine,
    your blocks of the Splendid Sampler look very, very nice and the fabric you choose is lovely.
    Hugs sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I am really enjoying stitching the blocks! Christine x

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  11. Your fabrics are so pretty--these blocks are going to make a lovely quilt!

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    1. Thank you Karen! The blocks are fun to make and I think the finished quilt will look nice! Christine x

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  12. These blocks are all so diverse and I do love the fabrics you're using. Such soft and muted colours.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I am having a lot of fun stitching all the blocks! They are all so different but equally lovely! Christine x

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  13. More beautiful blocks! Lovely work.

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    1. Thank you Renee! This is such a fun challenge! Christine x

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