Friday, April 29, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Goose On The Loose

This is a pretty block!  It is paper pieced. I chose to use mostly solid fabrics for this and the light blue background that is my 'constant' fabric for these blocks.  Not all have the light blue, but most will.  I throw in a cream or off white here and there.

Here is Goose On The Loose.
Goose On The Loose
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Sweet Candy

Back on track with the 2 blocks a week Sew Along from The Splendid Sampler.  Today's block is named Sweet Candy.  Sweet that it was an easy one to piece!!

Sweet Candy
 Wonder if I can get that appliqued bonus block finished today........

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Nature's Walk

This is another bonus.  Of course, I used my software to digitize! haha  Appropriately named Nature's Walk.
Nature's Walk
That's it until tomorrow's block comes out.  Glad I'm caught up. 

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The Splendid Sampler - Inside Out Log Cabin Fun

This is a bonus block.  There is one other bonus block that I've been working on.  It's applique and I decided to sew fusible and turn right side out.  Geez....small pieces...what was I thinking??  Anyway, here is the Inside Out Log Cabin Fun block.
Inside Out Log Cabin
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The Splendid Sampler - Earth Day

This one has piecing, applique, and machine embroidery.  I digitized the world shape using embroidery software.  Name?? Earth Day April 22, 2016, of course!
Earth Day
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The Splendid Sampler - Measure Twice

Measure Twice Cut Once
Found myself behind on the blocks during one of those periods when my get up and go got up and went! haha   So the next few posts will be pics of the blocks I've finished.  Ready?  Here we go!

This one is called Measure Twice, Cut Once.  I digitized this using my Bernina Embroidery Software.  After the block was put together, I embroidered the words and ruler markings.



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Friday, April 15, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Lina's Gift

This 6" block I enjoyed making!  Much easier than the last one!!!  It has been named Lina's Gift.  Other than the bonus blocks, I'm caught up...until Sunday's release!

Lina's Gift
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Family Stars

For me, this one was tough.  And yes, I see where my points are not correct.  This is because I did not think in advance as to which little one inch block should be sewn in what order on the corners on a 2" square.  I did good just to get the colors in the correct spot! LOL  Will I fix it?  No, but I shall remember 'fondly' the struggles I had making this block years down the road.

So here in all it's mistakes is the Family Stars 6" block.
Family Stars
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Sunday, April 10, 2016

My Secret Garden - Pat Sloan's 2016 BOM-Block 4

Here is April's block.  This one is called Keukenhof Garden, Holland.  Easy block to do, but it took me a while to get the 2-block rectangles oriented correctly.  First glance, I thought it was 4-patches in center and outer edges.  A 4-patch in the center, but there are three 2-patches on each side, some turned horizontally, some turned vertically.

April Block 4 - My Secret Garden
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Friday, April 8, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Pieces of Friendship

Caught up except for the bonus blocks.  WooHoo!  This block, Pieces of Friendship, was fairly easy to piece.  Starch always helps when handling bias pieces or small ones.
Pieces of Friendship
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Family Affairs

This one is from Sunday called Family Affairs.  It's paper pieced.  Took me longer than I thought it would! haha

Family Affairs
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Flying High

Catching up on blocks after being out of town for a few days.  This one is Flying High.  I decided to piece the background in gentle curves simulating land and sky.  Machine applique birds on this 6.5" block

Flying High
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