Thursday, 2 June 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Blocks 30, 31 and Matthew's Block

It is time to catch up with the next blocks I have completed for The Splendid Sampler. This past week there were three blocks as an extra bonus block was released to celebrate Children's Day on 1st June.  I will start with the first block that was released since I last posted about the Splendid Sampler which, is block 30.



Block 30 was designed by Amy Ellis and is called 'Simple Surprises'.  It is a pretty little pieced block and was a lovely, easy block to put together which was nice.  The next block, block 31 was designed by Jenny Reynolds and is called 'Blossoming'.  This block is an embroidered block and I really enjoyed stitching it.



Finally, a bonus block was released to celebrate Children's Day.  It was designed by the son of one of the Splendid Sampler participants and you can read the story behind how the block came about here.  The block is called 'Matthew's Block'.



There were lots of little pieces to put together in this block and my seams aren't terribly straight but, it is a fun block.



Here are all the blocks so far..... now to start on block 32 which was released this morning.... Happy sewing!!

26 comments:

  1. Boy it's fantastic seeing all these lovely blocks together,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! It is hard to believe how many we have stitched and still many more to come! Christine x

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  2. Sehr schön und wunderschöne Farben und Stoffe. Fantastisch.
    Liebe Grüße Annerose

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    1. Thank you! I love using these fabrics... the colours are very pretty! Christine x

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  3. More fabulous blocks! Blossoming is another favorite. :) Great work.

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    1. Thank you Renee! I really enjoyed working on the 'Blossoming' block it is such a pretty design! Christine x

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  4. Christine
    i like your Semplid sampler so mutch
    so lovely Fabric and coulours
    Kind regards Marika

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    1. Thank you Marika! I am really enjoying piecing them all! Christine x

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  5. Your blocks are looking amazing Christine, the stitched one is so sweet.

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I love that little block designed by Jenny.... her designs are always lovely! Have a good weekend! Christine x

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  6. You're doing so well keeping up with the blocks, Christine. I love the one by Jenny. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Christine x

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    1. Thank you Christine! I love that block too... I always like Jenny's designs! You have a wonderful weekend too! Christine x

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  7. Fabulous, especially like the embroidered one

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I like that one too! Christine x

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  8. Dear Christine,
    once again: lovely blocks and I like the fabrics very much. I´m going to catch you up...some day ;-))
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I am sure you will! You are catching up fast! Have a great weekend! Christine x

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  9. As usual, it's the embroidered one that I like the best. I am nothing if not predictable!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I love that one too.... I enjoyed stitching it! Christine x

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  10. More lovely blocks, love the embroidered one, all Jenny´s designs are pretty.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I love Jenny's designs and she uses colours that I love too! Christine x

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  11. Your new blocks look fantastic. I really enjoy seeing each block.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! They are a lot of fun to stitch too! Christine x

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  12. Lovely, lovely - especially Jenny's stitchery block! Such pretty colours.

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed stitching Jenny's block.... such a pretty design! Christine x

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  13. I'm a little bit late to the party, but your blocks are as sweet and lovely as usual! Which thread did you use for the embroidery? I'm struggling with that part...

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! The embroidery thread is just two strands of cotton floss. Good luck with getting your block completed! Christine x

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