Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Blocks 28 and 29

The start of another week means that another week has passed by and there have been two more blocks released for The Splendid Sampler.


Block 28 is called 'Stitching Fashion' and features a foundation paper-pieced dress.  It is a very pretty block and was designed by Charise Randell.  It wasn't the easiest of blocks to piece and did take quite a lot of patience to get it finished.  The completed block is very pretty though (don't look too closely at the piecing!)


The next block, block 29 was another foundation paper-pieced block called 'Scrappy, Happy Heart' and was designed by Christa Watson.  This was an easier block to piece and it made great use of lots of scraps.  Another very pretty design.


We are certainly getting lots of practice foundation paper-piecing!  I still find this technique a bit of a struggle but, it is getting a bit easier with all this practice!  Looking forward to this week's blocks now!

28 comments:

  1. Sweet designs! Great job if the sewing! Hugs, Kathy

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    1. Thank you Kathy! I was pleased with the finished blocks! Christine x

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  2. That's the prettiest block I've seen by far- you did a gorgeous job on the paper piecing. Loving all your blocks so far

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    1. Thank you Dawn! I wasn't sure about the dress block when I first finished it but I am liking my fabric choices better now. Christine x

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  3. hi Christine wow your blocks are awesome i cant PP so i think this is so clever,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! PP is a technique I struggle with but it is getting a little easier with practice! Christine x

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  4. Wow - look at how many you have done. They all look so amazing together. It is going to be so so lovely.

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    1. Thank you! I am not sure what I will do with all 100 blocks.... I may have to make more than one quilt! Christine x

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  5. Oh der neue Block ist so schön. Den habe ich mir auch runtergeladen und werde das Täschchen daraus nähen! Vielleicht sogar schopn am Freitag zusammen mit meiner Freundin!

    Gruß Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! The little bag pattern is lovely! I look forward to seeing your version of it! Christine x

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  6. I'm still struggling with block n.28, at least, the bodice is make! It took some seam ripper, though. Yours look wonderful... Even with paper-piecing those tiny bits are really tricky. Regards, Ariadna.

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! It was certainly a challenge! I was glad when it was finished and I like the design of the block! Christine x

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  7. oooh - I love that dress block!! I can 'see' it done in crazy quilting too.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! It was very fiddly but I am pleased with the finished block! Christine x

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  8. Liebe Christine,
    zwei wunderschöne Blöcke! Das Kleid sieht so süß aus.
    LG
    Valomea

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    1. Thank you Valomea! I like the finished dress block but it wasn't an easy block to piece! Christine x

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  9. I just love the colors you are using for your sampler blocks.

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    1. Thank you Colleen! I love these fabrics! Christine x

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  10. Two fabulous blocks!
    Really love your calming, feminine colour scheme

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    1. Thank you Lyn! The paper piecing was good experience! Christine x

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  11. Dear Christine,
    I don´t like paper piecing and I´m afraid of it. But with time and patience I hope I get them...
    Your blocks are beautiful and lovely.
    Many hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! The more paper piecing I do the more I feel more comfortable with it... I don't think it will ever be a favourite though! Christine x

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  12. Oh wow that dress block is awesome Christine, you did a great job.

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I was pleased to get it pieced... it was a struggle for me! Christine x

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  13. These are fantastic! Loving hearts as much as I do, I would have thought the second block would be my favorite. However, that first one is fabulous! They are both wonderful. I seriously don't think I could pick a single favorite from your collection. Beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I am happy with them both... although the piecing was a struggle for me! Christine x

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  14. Gorgeous blocks Christine! I just love the dress. Not sure about piecing, but I will have a go, eventually.
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! The dress was a fiddly one so give yourself plenty of time to try it! Christine x

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