Monday, July 18, 2016

Splendid Sampler Saturday on Monday

It's not Saturday, it is Monday.   I had planned to write this post on Saturday but found myself sick in bed all day instead, boo :(   But on the bright side, it seems to have been a  24 hour type of thing, so I am feeling better today and am now playing catch-up from Saturday.  So . . . on with the Splendid Sampler Blocks ;)

First up, the Sew South block designed by Jennifer Mathis.  I had a lot of fun fussy cutting these little hexies to make them look like petals ;)   And opted for just some easy raw edge applique of the shapes, I just love how it turned out ;)  Isn't the little flower in the center just perfect!!

Second is the Pencils block designed by Jane Davidson.  This is another paper piecing block, and I have to say, I get a little more excited with each one of these as I feel like I am understanding paper piecing more and more ;)   And I just love those little pencils, aren't they just so stinking cute ;)  

And Third is the Pincushion Love block designed by Pat Sloan.  This block was super nostalgic for me ;)   My mother totally had a pincushion just like this, strawberry and all!!!!   It was so much fun to make up and think of her making all of us kids matching shorts and shirts for the summer.  It was a  great rip down memory lane ;)   Oh, and I couldn't help but make the strawberry out of a little strawberry, so fun!!

And Finally, the Sewing Nut block designed by Frances Newcombe.   I have to admit, I was a little nervous about how my little squirrel would turn out all monochromatic, but I am happy to report, that I am so loving him ;)   And instead of the yo-yo I opted to add this fun flower button that had fallen off of one of my daughters little sun dresses years ago and I just added it to my button collection.  Isn't it just so adorable in the block ;)

And with that, we are all caught up again, :)  And now, I am off to catch up on some of the sewing that I had planned to do on Saturday ;)   I will say, the silver lining of being sick, is really appreciating how much energy you can have on a Monday Morning when you are feeling well ;) 

I hope you are all having  a Happy Quilting Monday!!!
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  1. Glad you are feeling better today. Such cute blocks!

  2. Sorry to hear you had an unwell day! Glad you're feeling better. Your blocks are all so pretty!

  3. Those blocks are just darling Melissa!
    Glad that the sickness didn't keep you down too long.


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