Monday, 18 April 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Blocks 18 and 19

Another week has gone by which means two more blocks for The Splendid Sampler have been released.  Block 18 is called 'Lina's Gift' and was designed by Pat Sloan. It features a cute little pieced basket and there is a lovely story behind the block.




I used up some more scraps and I thoroughly enjoyed making it.  Block 19 is called 'Measure Twice, Cut Once' and was designed by Jane Davidson. It depicts a pieced measuring tape and is a lot of fun!



It was quick and easy to piece and the embroidered words were quite straight forward.  I opted to stitch the tape divisions using blanket stitch and the words using a stem stitch and they stitched up quite quickly.



Looking forward to the next block now although, I am off on an adventure in the morning, so I will catch up with you all when I am back!!  I'll tell you all about it then!

24 comments:

  1. Liebe Christine,
    wie immer hast du sehr schöne Blöcke genäht, ich bin auch immer sehr begeistert von deiner Farbwahl!!! Da bin ich mal gespannt von welchem Abenteuer du uns berichten wirst, ich wünsche dir ganz viel Freude dabei!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! It should be a fun few days.... sewing related of course! Have a lovely week too! Christine x

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  2. Hi Christine! Now... I already now your secret, lol! Love your blocks. Again beautifully done and great fabrics!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! Really looking forward to my 'adventure'!! Christine x

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  3. Hi Christine,such beautiful blocks xx

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  4. Dear Christine,
    so lovely are your two new blocks!! The "measure"-block is so cute!!!
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! They were both a lot of fun to make! Christine x

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  5. Your blocks are coming together nicely. I hope you enjoy your adventure! xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I am sure I will enjoy it! Chrissie xx

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  6. Liebe Christine,
    das sind wieder zwei schöne Blöcke geworden. Den mit dem Zentimetermaß finde ich gut. Das sieht schon klasse in der Zusammenstellung aus.
    Liebe Grüße
    MOnika

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    1. Thank you Monika! They were both a lot of fun to make! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  7. Wow Christine your blocks look beautiful, I love your tape measure one.

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    1. Thank you Leanne.... it was a lot of fun to make it! Christine x

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  8. Such a fun block - the measure block - cute!. Love the basket block too.

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    1. Thank you! I loved stitching it... I need to catch up now with the latest blocks! Christine x

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  9. oooh - and adventure - sounds like fun! Look forward to hearing more!! I like these blocks too, especially the measuring tape.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne.... can't beat an adventure or two!! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Lyn! They were fun! Christine x

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  11. Your blocks look gorgeous; your colour palette is so soft and sweet! Looking forward to see your block n.20! Ariadna.

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! So lovely to meet you! Christine x

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  12. more pretty blocks, I like the soft tones.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I am enjoying this Challenge! Christine x

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