Saturday, December 3, 2016

Splendid Sampler Saturday!!!

It's Saturday and each week I get a little more excited, because there are not a whole lot of Saturday's left in the Splendid Sampler!!!   So lets see some more blocks.

First up, is the Spool block designed by Melanie Barrett.  This was another one of those blocks that allowed me to work on my paper piecing skills and I am so happy to say that I think I have it down now.  This block went together so smoothly and I actually quite enjoyed this bit of paper piecing.   It is so fun to do all of those little strings ;)

And next up is the Heartstring Star block designed by Elizabeth Dackson.  And yes, this is another paper pieced block.  You paper piece the star points, and then it is just like sewing a 9 patch together.  So much fun, and I liked that you could almost assembly line piece the star points, so it felt a little faster than regular paper piecing.  And don't you just love the solids ;)

And finally, is the Minnesota Maze block designed by Roseann Kermes.  I will admit, that chevron print might not have been the best choice.  It makes this block just a little bit crazy, but I still think it is pretty fun.  It just makes the focus of the block a little opposite from the original one, but highlights the secondary design instead.  I like it enough to keep it, so it's all good ;)

And those are this weeks Splendid Sampler blocks.  And I have to share one more little tidbit!!!  I finished the 9 patch black and white blocks that wills serves as an Irish Chain setting for my Splendid Sampler blocks.  I have been using them as leaders and enders while working on the blocks and I was super excited to finish all 72.  Now as soon as the blocks are done, they will be ready to sew right up into the quilt top.   So fun!!!

Only 16 more blocks to go!!!!

I hope you are having a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
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  1. Love it! Can't wait to see what it looks like finished. I have 45 blocks and 5 bonus blocks done. I need to get mine out again, but doing lots of Christmas and baby sewing...

  2. Oh, Melissa, it's going to be absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Good job! I'm going to use the spool block to make a quilt for my guild show the theme of which will be 'Keep Me in Stitches'. Thanks for another example!

  4. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt with this Irish Chain Setting. It's going to look absolutely stunning!

  5. Your blocks look great and I love those happy checkerboards waiting in the wings!

  6. That yellow one makes me so happy! I can't wait to see the whole thing come together.

  7. Great setting blocks. I love that kind of chained setting. Your heartstring star is so pretty in yellows. It looks so crisp and clean. Thanks for sharing what you're doing.


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