Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Spendid Sampler - Blossoming

Today's block was to be another hand embroidery.  So I digitized it.  Tried first to do a auto-digitize for redwork.  I didn't like the end result, so I manually digitized the design.  It was also shown in colors as well as one and I went with one color - a pale blue on a dark blue fabric..  So here's my  version of the Blossoming block. 

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Cottage Romance Quilt

Ever since I saw the 6-part quilt in McCall's Quilting Magazine, January/February 2015, I knew this was what I wanted to make for the new (at that time) queen bed in the guest room.  About that time, Connecting Threads introduced a new collection of fabrics called Luminesense.  I ordered and it's been sitting waiting on me.  I've finally begun!  Yay!!!

Here is the quilt as pictured in McCall's Quilting.  It measures 95.5" x 95.5" finished.
Magazine picture
This is the fabric.
Fabric from Connecting Threads
Here is my EQ7 design using the Luminescence fabric.
EQ7 Image
And here is the center section completed!!  Whup! Whup!  It measures 25.5" x 25.5".

So far, I'm loving working on this!

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Simple Surprises

Today's block was an easy one to piece.  Went together fast!  Hardest part was choosing which fabrics to use!

Simple Surprises
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Scrappy Happy Heart

Sunday's block was another paper pieced block, much easier than the previous paper pieced block!  Here's my scrappy heart.
Scrappy Happy Heart
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Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Spendid Sampler - Stitching Fashion

This little paper pieces block was actually quite challenging!  It was give to use as one block rather than individual sections.  So we had to remember to allow for seam allowances.  Ooops!  Me? Forget a seam allowance??  Yep!! haha

Stitching Fashion
My sewing background was mainly clothing for many many years, so this little block brought back memories of making my own clothes back in the day.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Spendid Sampler - Sewing Machine

With this block, I'm caught up until Thursday.  This was a fast & fun applique, all done on the machine using a zigzag around the fused edges.

Sewing Machine
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Monday, May 16, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Dreaming of Dresdens

These were tiny Dresden paddles!  I machine appliqued these pieces and decided not to put the stems between the center circle radiating out to the small circles. Fun little block.

Dreaming of Dresdens
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