Wednesday, 6 April 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Blocks 14 and 15....

Another week and two more blocks for The Splendid Sampler have been released.  Block 14 was released last Thursday.  It was designed by Janet Clare and is called 'Flying High'. It is a beautifully simple design and I really loved creating this block. 




I kept the background simple and just used fusible applique for the birds.  I finished the edges of the applique using a hand-stitched buttonhole stitch.



Block 15 was released on Sunday.  It is a foundation paper pieced block which was designed by Janice Ryan and is called 'Family Affair'. I must confess that I am not exactly proficient at foundation paper piecing, so I did struggle with this block.



However, the design is very pretty and, a challenge is not a challenge if it doesn't stretch you a little, so I persevered and I am pleased that I did as I am very happy with the finished block. It is not perfect but, it is good enough.... looking forward to the next block.... due to be published on Thursday.... tomorrow!!

30 comments:

  1. Hi Christine,wow your blocks are looking awesome ,you are so clever,this is well out of my league,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I am really enjoying piecing all the blocks... looking forward to the next one! Christine x

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  2. There must be something about seagulls this week! Two more pretty blocks Christine.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne... Looking forward to the next one now! Christine x

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  3. Love the white birds very much! Your paperpiecing looks grat to me!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! It is such a simple block but a pretty one! Christine x

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  4. Oh, gosh, they all look so pretty together - the colours sparkle together. Love it!

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    1. Thank you! I am really loving this challenge and so many more blocks still to come! Christine x

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  5. Liebe Christine,
    deine Stoffwahl ist wunderbar, ich freue mich darüber wie schön der Sampler in deinen Farben wächst!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I am very happy with them too... looking forward to the next block now! Christine x

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  6. They all blend so beautifully together. Love the relaxing colours

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I love the Tilda fabrics.... all the collections work together! Christine x

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  7. Dear Christine,
    ypir new blocks look so pretty and all blocks together are very stunning. Lovely fabrics.
    Many hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I am having a lot of fun with this challenge and I'm looking forward to the next block! Christine x

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  8. Love your blocks, you are a star

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    1. Thank you Melody! I am having a lot of fun with them! Christine x

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  9. Foundation piecing is not my cup of tea either. I think you did a lovely job--both blocks are very pretty!

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    1. Thank you Karen! It is always good to try different techniques... gives the grey cells a work out! LOL! Christine x

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  10. Your blocks look great . I struggled with the PP block too and glad it is done 😉

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    1. Thank you Sheila! It is nice to try the different techniques! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  11. I don't care for pp myself, but the pink and grey are beautiful together!

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    1. Thank you Heather! I am enjoying the challenge! Christine x

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  12. Your blocks all look fantastic Christine! Especially love the birds! The fabrics you have used are very pretty.
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I am really enjoying this challenge.... I have just finished stitching Block 16! Christine x

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  13. Beautiful blocks Christine, love the pretty tones.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I love the muted colours of these fabrics! Christine x

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  14. Liebe Christine,
    sehr schön sind die neuen Blöcke. Sie sind so unterschiedlich und sehen zusammen klasse aus.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I am really enjoying making these sampler blocks and still lots more to go! Christine x

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