Saturday, May 28, 2016

Splendid Sampler and Sew Sampler Saturday!!!

It's Saturday and today's Saturday is doing double duty!!!  Not only are we having a   Splendid Sampler Saturday Post but I also got my Sew Sampler Box and am so excited to show you!!!  So let's get to it.

First up, the Sewing Machine block designed by Pat Sloan. And I mean, how much cuter does it get than making an adorable little feather weight.  I just loved putting this little block together and of course, I love that it happened to be one of the purple blocks too ;)

Second is the Scrappy Happy Heart block designed by Christa Watson.  And I am so happy to report that this is the first paper piecing block of the entire sampler that I didn't make a goof on and have to fix.  I think the biggest key that I am learning for me and paper piecing is to not worry about conserving scraps so much and just cut the piece large so I know that it will cover the designated area.   And didn't this just turn out so cute :)

And finally is the Simple Surprises block designed by Amy Ellis.  And I have to say, I just love how Pat and Jane divided up the blocks to give us a mix a different techniques each month and I always love when one of these "simple" blocks pop up.  They are such a joy to make, and this one certainly does have a wonderful surprise, as it creates awesome stars when repeated.  So fun!!!

And that is the Splendid Sampler, so now lets move onto the Sew Sampler :)

Earlier this week,  I received the second Sew Sampler box in the mail!!!  You will remember this first one from here.   And this time, I didn't even hesitate to get right to the goodies.  And my goodness, once again, it was a box just full of amazing goodness at an amazing value!!!

I have been eyeing Lori Holt's Cozy Christmas for a bit now just trying to figure out something fun for Christmas so I could justify getting some, and then look what shows up.  Two adorable charm packs.  And those little buttons to go with it.  Truly, cute as a button!!!  Now I really need to make something adorable for Christmas ;)

And I am so excited about these little Bobbini's.  I had never heard of them before, but they are absolutely exactly what I needed for all of the Long Arm Threads.  I just love that now rather than having a bunch of bobbins loose and trying to keep them lined up with the thread, that I can actually just keep the two together.   Love these!!!

And do you remember last month where I mentioned that I needed to pick some fabrics for the Sampler Recipie Blocks that come with the Sampler Box . . . Well I remembered that I had all of these Bonnie and Camille HST's from a presentation I did, and thought, since these seem to be HST friendly blocks, how fun would it be to make a scrappy Bonnie and Camille HST Sampler!!!!   I am so excited.   Here is Block 1

And here is block 2!!!!   Aren't they just so adorable!!!  I can't wait to see what next month's block will look like!!!

I am just so loving my  Sew Sampler box and am already anticipating next month's to arrive.  And now it's summer time and so the month will fly by even faster.  Yippee!!!  To find out more about the Sew Sampler box, pop on over to Fat Quarter Shop and check it out. They have lots of frequently asked questions there that you might have if like me, you haven't tried a sampler box before.  

Sew Sampler Quilting Subscription Box

And now, Its time for some pool time with the kiddos and friends.   Yesterday was the last day of school and we are going to start the summer with a splash!!

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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  1. I was just as excited when my Sew Sampler box arrived...I barely made it in from the mailbox without opening it! Love the Bonnie & Camille recipe blocks!

  2. Those blocks are so sweet Melissa! I'm in love with your scrappy orange heart!


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