Sunday, August 14, 2016

My Secret Garden - Bonus Block 1-July

Finally got around to putting this block together.  We got 2 blocks in July.  I haven't even begun the August block and I'm behind several blocks on The Splendid Sampler.  I'll get caught up eventually.....

So here's the bonus block.

Bonus Block 1-July
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Top of the Hill

Finally got around to finishing this bonus block.  Had it fused, but not sewn.  The 'moon' is a circle that had been cut out from a previous block.  As I was digging through my fabric, it just popped up on top saying "use me, use me!!"  Decided to do a combo of a couple stitches on the Bernina 830 and make a Herky Jerky looking stitch to applique the 2 pieces down. Wasn't all that happy with how the moon looked, so I did a combo of another stitch changing the width on 2 selections and leaving one default.  I like the look much better now.

Top of the Hill
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Summer's Gift

Sunday's block is a pieced and applique block.  Rather than another round center, I decided to omit that applique and do some decorative stitching.  This block I did on my sewing machine.

Summer's Gift
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Friday, July 29, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Whim

Thursday's block was a quick paper pieced crazy block.  Super easy, super fast!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Circle of Love

I had fun with this cute block!  It was to be lots of cut pieces of fabric and appliqued onto the background.  Ummm....don't think so!!!  I decided to create an embroidered block.  I liked that so much I decided to create an embroidered applique block using one piece of fabric on top of the background and cut away portions.  I liked that too!  Here they are:
Circle of Love embroidered

Circle of Love embroidered applique
My fabric sorta cupped after the final satin stitch cover, so I did a bit of free motion veins.  Fixed that problem! LOL  This would not have happened had I widened the cover stitches a bit more.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Twirl Time Block

Thursday's block was piecing.  Easy piecing.  Rectangles with corners blocked off.  Easy!!

Twirl Time
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Summer Flip Floppin'

This is the latest bonus block.  So cute!  I digitized in Bernina Embroidery Software.  Didn't want a flower at the toe area, and after some hesitation with a heart, it struck me to put USA on the heart.  Love it!!  Love USA!!

Summer Flip Floppin'
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