Monday, 11 April 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Blocks 16 and 17

Another week has passed and two more blocks for The Splendid Sampler have been released and completed!!  I didn't know if I would have time to get them done this week as I had my sister here for a visit, which was a lot of fun but, block 16 was a nice easy block to piece, so I was able to catch up quickly.  It was designed by Lindsay Mayland and is called 'Pieces of Friendship'



It is a very pretty block and was quick and easy to piece.  It is a lovely block to choose some of your favourite fabrics for.  I used some more of my Tilda scraps.



The next block was not so easy as there were lots of tiny pieces of fabric to sew together.... 57 pieces for a 6 inch block... quite a challenge! However, I just cut and pieced carefully and accurately and the block came together quite smoothly.  After all, a challenge is not much of a challenge if you don't push yourself a little!  Block 17 was designed by Kimberly Jolly and is called 'Family Stars'.  I was pleased with this finished block. 



I like how all the blocks are looking.  They seem to blend together nicely in the collage photograph.  I may remake the original pre-sampler bonus block (top left corner) as I didn't use my Tilda scraps for that block and I feel it looks a little odd-man-out.  I'll see, there are still lots and lots of blocks to go..... looking forward to the next one! 

26 comments:

  1. It's a nice fabric with the flowers. And all together is a beautiful top.
    Valomea

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    1. Thank you Valomea! It is one of my favourite fabrics.... I love the flowers and the background shade of green! Christine x

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  2. Das wird ein schöner Quilt! So zart sind deine Farben!

    Gruß Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! I really love these gentle colours! Christine x

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  3. Hi Christine all your blocks are looking fantastic,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! It is fun keeping up with the challenge! Christine x

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  4. From my viewpoint here the block you're concerned about works...especially when you see the 4th one in the same row; the1st & 4th in row two; 2nd & 4th in row 3; and the last one in the bottom row. They look as though they would blend together nicely. No matter - your latest ones look great!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! You are probably right.... I think I overthink these things some times and when I have all the others.... over a hundred I don't think anyone will notice! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  5. Lovely, dear Christine, I like your Splendid Sampler very, very much and I always am pleased seeing the quilt growing and getting bigger and richer.
    Many hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I am really enjoying the challenge and I like how the blocks are looking! Christine x

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  6. Wow, Christine! I have not had much time to visit blogs and just looked through your recent Splendid blocks. They are all lovely! You have such a great collection of blocks. Beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I am really loving this challenge... the blocks are all such pretty designs! Christine x

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  7. Liebe Christine,
    der Family Star Block sieht schwierig aus. Beide Blöcke sind schön. Die zarten Farben der Blöcke passen sehr schön.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! The Family Stars block just needed some patience. I am pleased with all the blocks to date! Christine x

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  8. I think your blocks work very well, with the fabrics you have chosen. It's amazing how different the same blocks look in everyone's own fabric choices. I had to follow the link for the "pieces of friendship" block because I thought I hadn't seen this block, your fabric gives the effect of making it look like a different block altogether. Very pretty!
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! You are right, it is really incredible how different some of the blocks look just because of a different placement of colour! I hope you are enjoying making the Sampler as much as I am! Christine x

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  9. Liebe Christine,
    es wird ständig schöner, deine zarten Farben stechen richtig schön gegen die Farben anderer Sampler Näherinnen ab! Ich finde das total Klasse und freue mich schon jetzt auf weitere schöne Blöcke von dir!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I love working with these colours and it is amazing how different the blocks look in the different fabrics others are using! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  10. Love your subtle colours on your blocks,so restful..Doti..

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    1. Thank you Doti! I love these muted colours... I would choose them every time! Christine x

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  11. What lovely Blocks

    Kind regards Marika

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    1. Thank you Marika! They are a lot of fun to piece! Christine x

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  12. Two more beautiful blocks, your Tilda fabrics are perfect for this sampler . Wow I knew there was a lot of pieces in the 17th block but hadn't counted , that is a lot of small pieces.

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    1. Thank you Sheila! It was a fun block to piece together but I hope they don't get any more complicated! Christine x

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  13. That's the best block yet! Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I really like both of these blocks! Christine x

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