First up is the Summer's Gift block designed by Karla Eisenach of Sweetwater. I love the fun pinwheel background of this block that makes that adorable applique flower just pop!!! And it is so simple to make with just a few HST's that you don't even have to stress about lining up, as you are just going to applique over the center. So fun!!
Second is the Flights of Fancy block designed by Joanna Figueroa. Flying Geese and HST's are always my favorite. These flying geese are obviously on the tiny side which makes all of those points all the more fun. I love this bursting star design, so great!!!
Third is the Coneflower block designed by Pat Sloan. I loved making this block. You know I always love me some applique!!! It went together so fast and don't you just love that striped fabric. It was just perfect for the center of the flower.
Fourth is the At Home Anywhere block designed by Jennifer Keltner from Martingale. I altered this block slightly as somehow from cutting to stitching, I lost a window. But I still think it turned out super cute, and I started with a polka dot theme for the house and background and was pleased to find I had enough yellow polka dot prints in my scrap drawer to do the whole block in different shades of polka dots. So fun!!
Fifth is the Dedication Rose block designed by Lisa Bongean. And wow, this was some serious applique. But I just love the design. So gorgeous and totally worth all of that cutting. I wish however that I would have used a contrasting thread for the secure stitching, just so the individual pieces stood out a little more. Ah well ;)
And last but not least is the Whirling in Circles block designed by Deb Roberts. And can I just say how much I love that striped background. It really does make the star look like it is actually whirling. And I have to say, I was totally over the moon excited with how perfectly the center point came together. So fun!!!
And that is the first part of my Splendid Sampler Catch-up. And Can I just tell you how excited I am to be sharing these blocks again. I forgot how fun these little 6" guys are to make up. I will be back tomorrow with more Splendid Sampler Fun.
Hope you are have a Happy Quilting Day!!!