Thursday, November 3, 2016

Splendid Sampler Saturday on Thrusday

And today, I am continuing on with my  Splendid Sampler catch up ;)   Here are 6 more blocks from September and October.  Almost all caught up and it feels so good!!!

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!!!
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  1. Love all the blocks. And I've been cutting all my paper piecing fabric a little bigger than they say-I hate the waste, but if I cut them the size, I just can't get it to cover the space.

  2. good looking blocks Melissa. I have to say that I couldn't do that cupcake block though: I'd be craving a cupcake all day!! :-) Hugs,H


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