Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Blocks 34 and 35

Just popping in very quickly to show you my two latest blocks for The Splendid Sampler. The first block to show you is block 34 which was designed by Amy Gibson and is called 'Lemonade'.  This block included some curved seams which I have never attempted before and they were a little fiddly, especially as the fabric pieces were quite small but, I managed to get them stitched and the finished block is a cute lemon.



I didn't have any yellow fabrics that I wanted to use, so I used some green instead and I'm calling mine a lime!



The next block is block 35 and was designed by Kristyne Czepuryk  it is called 'The Wishful Garden'.  



It is a pretty block which features some simple piecing and some lovely embroidery stitches. It was like stitching one of my crazy quilt blocks and I really enjoyed it!



Luckily I have finished just in time again for the release of the next block!

22 comments:

  1. Lovely stitching therapy. Did you happen to see the lemon block made into a turtle... very creative I thought. I have not done much with curved piecing so could use some practice on that. Spending lots of one on one time with my weeds this week....... while dreaming of sewing. Though not officially a sewing project but working with fabric : ) I did manage to finish a LONG overdue chair project. Thumbs up for me!!! Hope your day is peace filled as you look for a new home..... remember to breathe. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! I must have missed the turtle... will have to have a look for it! Glad you are at least working on some projects with fabric! I will take the house move one step at a time.... I have moved many times so have experienced most eventual outcomes! Hopefully this will be smooth! Thanks for the support! Christine x

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  2. Love how your Splendid Sampler is coming along...very very pretty

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    1. Thank you Melody! It has been exciting to learn lots of different techniques that perhaps you wouldn't otherwise try! Christine x

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  3. Wow Christine,
    what lovely blocks. And I think they are getting more and more difficult or let´s say complex
    Many hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I am really enjoying trying out lots of new ideas and techniques.... it is fun to stretch yourself! Christine x

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  4. Lovely blocks! Your embroidery is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Renee! I really enjoyed the embroidery! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  5. I just love seeing your completed blocks and these are very pretty.

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    1. Thank you Ali! They were fun to make! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  6. Liebe Christine,
    die Rundung hast Du gut gemeistert. Sieht schön aus. Ganz besonders schön sind wieder Deine Stickereien.
    Das gefällt mir sehr.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I enjoyed the embroidery but the curved seams were more of a challenge! Christine x

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  7. Hi Christine,wow love these blocks your splendid looks awesome with all the blocks together :)

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    1. Thank you Shez! I am pleased with how they are all looking! Christine x

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  8. Your lime looks pretty good! I struggled with those curves, too (I'm a little behind in the blogging part, though). Your stitches in block n. 35 are lovely! I'm thinking of stitching first the embroidery and then piece the block together... but first I must finish block n.31! Have a nice week, Ariadna.

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! I am sure your blocks will look lovely... I always like seeing them! Have a great weekend! Christine x

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  9. Love your beautiful embroidery and your super cute lemon black.

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    1. Thank you Baa! I love the lemon block but the tiny curves were a struggle! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  10. This is just a gorgeous collection of stitched blocks. I love the embroidery on #35. As always, I really enjoy seeing your work.
    Cathy

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    1. Thank you Cathy! I really loved working on block 35! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  11. Of course you know which one I like the best! You're amassing a lovely collection of blocks.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I think I can guess! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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