Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Catching up with the Splendid Sampler.....

It has been some while since I have had the time to work on my Splendid Sampler blocks.  I have been itching to catch up with some of them and, last weekend I was finally able to make a start and stitch a few.  I decided that it would be easiest to catch up by grouping together the blocks of a similar style.  I have started with the applique blocks and I have managed to make five.  I did also make the one hand embroidered block as this was nice and straight forward to stitch in the evenings.  Here they all are:

Bonus Block: Designed by Pat Sloan to celebrate the halfway point of the Challenge:
 'Top of the Hill':

Block Fifty-Two: Designed by Pat Sloan: 'Coneflower':

Bonus Block: Designed by American Patchwork and Quilting:
 'One Million Pillowcase Challenge':

Block Fifty-Six: Designed by Jennifer Keltner'At Home Anywhere':

Block Sixty: Designed by Fiona Ransley'Hearts and Flowers':

Block Sixty-Three: Designed by Kim Christopherson'The Icing on the Cake':

Hopefully I will get some more caught up over the coming weeks! 


  1. Hi Christine,what gorgeous blocks you have made,i love the cup cake one,well done .

  2. Cute blocks! I love the little bit of lace on the cone flower. You'll be caught up in no time.

  3. Oh, again such lovely blocks! You are doing great with your sampler!
    Hugs Martina

  4. Good luck in catching up! How many are missing? If you keep bundling the blocks you will be cought up in no time.

  5. Really pretty little blocks, glad you are catching up with your projects! xx

  6. Hi Christine! Your blocks are gorgeous! I've got very left behind .... and it's lovely being inspired by your stitching .... you've put me in mind of making a few of these, especially 52, 60, 63, and ........ I love them all!
    Hugs, Barbara xx

  7. I'm in love with every block you make - from the lace trim on the coneflower to the pillowcase flaps. Adorable.

  8. You have done quite a bit already! I love the embroidery one, what stitches have you used for the bigger flowers? The one used in the leaves looks amazing! Ariadna.

  9. Your blocks are all so cute--love the embroidery on them! I think the cupcake is my favorite--looks yummy--lol!

  10. Beautiful! Such lovely even blanket stitch!

  11. Lovely progress, it will be an awesome sampler. Can't wait to see it all together.

    1. Thank you Caroline! It is good to have started making the blocks again! Christine x

  12. Such pretty blocks...I especially love the cake. You are getting on with them very fast now!
    Helen xox

  13. Love them all. You will catch up in no time. Living through you on this sampler. I'm sure each time you finish a sweet little 6'' block it makes you happy. I still think about starting... ; ) but not sure if or when it will happen. Thanks for sharing. Janita

  14. Christine
    So nice beautiful lovely Blocks

    Creative regards Marika


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