First up is the Starting Point block designed by Lissa Alexander. I loved Lissa's story that went along with this block and the idea of just jumping in ;) The only way we can learn new things is by trying and I just loved how this block represents that. So perfect!!
Second is the Homeward Bound block designed by Kelly Liddle. And I have to say, I am so super excited because this was the first paper pieced block that I did for the Splendid Sampler that didn't have a little oopsie in it. I am thinking the key for me is to stop worrying so much about waste and use slightly bigger pieces of fabric, that way you are guaranteed to cover the space ;) Isn't this such a fun design, I love those arrows ;)
Third is the Circle of Friendship block designed by Michele Muska. I love Dresden's, and this block was a fun play on a Dresden shape. And of course, I raw edge appliqued it :) And isn't the striped background just so fun. Great added design feature Michele ;)
Fourth is the Traveler block designed by Pat Sloan. Once again, it is nice to have a super quick block every once and a while to shake it up ;) And I loved the way the four shades of orange played in this block. I don't always get the right amount of shade variation in these blocks, but I was sure happy with this one!!
Fifth is the Hen and Chicks block designed by Heidi Kaisand. And I have to say, when I choose the fabric for this block, I wasn't thinking to much about the print. But how perfect is that red print, it totally looks like little chick and hen claw marks going across the dirt in fun patterns. I really loved the play of colors in this block and it was such a fun one to piece together.
And last but not least is the Icing on the Cake block designed by Kim Christopherson. And I have to say, I have been looking forward to making this block since it was released. I love that adorable cupcake. It just doesn't get any cuter than that ;) And yes, I was totally craving a cupcake the entire time I was making the block ;) Gotta love it!!
And that is the second part of my Splendid Sampler Catch-up. I will be sharing the last bit of Splendid Sampler Fun on Saturday, and then I should be all caught up. Yippee!!!
Hope you are have a Happy Quilting Day!!!