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!