Monday, 6 June 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Blocks 32 and 33

Another week has whizzed past and it is time to catch up with the next blocks from The Splendid Sampler.


Block 32 was designed by Laurie Simpson and is a really cute block which I thoroughly enjoyed stitching.  It features an applique flower and is called 'The Constant Needle'.  I chose to piece together some scraps of background fabric that I had left over from previous blocks to make the background for the applique.  I also added some colonial knots to the centre of the flower.



The next block, block 33 was designed by Pat Sloan and is called 'Selvage Saver'. It was wonderfully quick to put together and a fun way to use up some fabric selvages.  I used some fabric strips as well as a few selvages and I love the finished block.



26 comments:

  1. Hello
    I like this work , Fabric and colour
    beatiful
    Kind regeards Marika

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    1. Thank you very much Marika! I am really enjoying this challenge! Christine x

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  2. Hi Christine,wow another two beautiful blocks to add,well done :)

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    1. Hi Shez! Thank you! I really enjoyed these two blocks! Christine x

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  3. Der Block ist ja auch wieder hübsch!

    Gruß Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! They were two nice blocks to make! Christine x

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  4. They're both very pretty! I need to start saving selvages. I recently saw yardage that was printed to look like sevfeges. That might be more my style!

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    1. Thank you Sunny! Yes, I have seen that fabric too... in fact I think I saw it used for this block! Christine x

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  5. Beautiful blocks, the flower is my favourite, I always like the combination of hand stitches and pretty fabrics.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I like the flower too... I like adding touches of embroidery to applique! Christine x

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  6. Two more nice blocks. I 'spy' the Tilda selvage!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! You do indeed.... I thought it deserved to be included! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Christiane! They were a lot of fun to stitch! Christine x

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  8. Pretty designs and very pretty fabrics, very cheery! xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! They were fun to make! Chrissie x

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  9. I like it with the patchwork background fabrics. Makes it look even prettier.

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    1. Thank you! I had run out of the fabric I was using for backgrounds so I improvised! Christine x

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  10. Liebe Christine,
    da sind ja wieder schöne Blöcke entstanden. Habe mir auch die anderen noch angeschaut. Das wird sehr schön.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! There are certainly lots of lovely block designs here and they are fun to try! Christine x

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  11. I still have to begin with these two, and I may "borrow" your idea for the flower background. So clever! I'm worrying about running out of big pieces of fabric for the backgrounds in the latest blocks, so I think a pieced background for n.31 is just genius! Again, that red print in n.32 is impressive... Have a nice week, Ariadna.

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! I didn't have the background piece that I wanted either without cutting into a much bigger piece of fabric so I thought piecing some scraps would be a good idea.... adds extra interest too! Have a lovely week too! Christine x

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  12. Very pretty blocks--I especially love the fabrics you chose for your flower--charming!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I had been saving the middle fabric of the three flower layers especially for something like this! I was pleased with the result! Christine x

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  13. Both blocks are just lovely, I like that you pieced the background on the applique block , very clever 😊

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    1. Thank you Sheila! They were both a lot of fun to stitch! I really liked how quickly they both stitched up! Christine x

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