Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Block #2 "Wings" and Block #3 "Lots Of Love"

So as you know I am working on the 
Splendid Sampler Quilt through the Facebook Group 
which you can find Here....
You will find all the information you need 
to get started and while we are on Block #3 
it is not too late to Join the fun 

 Today I am going to share with you what I am doing 

I must be crazy as I am going to tackle 2 quilts...
One will be done exactly how the designer 
has laid out the pattern and the other one 
will be a variation on the block...

 Block #2 Wings 
you can find the pattern Here

I have never really worked with small pieces
before so this has been a bit of a challenge for me 
But I am loving is really pushing me out 
of my comfort zone....the blocks are a little 
wonky but I am sure that I will get better 
managing my little pieces...with all the tips 
that are going around ...

my advice is to starch the heck out of 
your fabric before you cut anything 

here is the block that I followed the pattern to the letter 
I am using Riley Blake Fabrics 
called " Country Girls" 
With a Background fabric with Dark Blue 
spots on white 

 And the Second Quilt I am doing a variation 
on the block....
 and each block will be made from 
my scrap-box not more fabric will be cut 
maybe just a little for sashing and borders 
latter in the quilt 

and both these quilts will go to my Daughter 
and her Daughter (My Grand-baby)
they will be just a little different from each 

here is the block again I really should have starched
the heck out this fabric before I cut it...
Lesson Learnt though :) :) 
I am still not sure if I will add the 
butterflies feelers yet or not 
I will decide this latter 

Now Moving onto Block #3 
Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting 

I love this block while it had small pieces 
I found it a lot easier now that I used 
My best press before I cut any Fabric
It is still a little wonky but a darn site 
better than my effort for Block #2

again the first block was done to the pattern 
you can find the pattern Here

here is my Block 
using the Riley Blake Fabric "Country Girls" 
I am very Please with how it has turned out 

and now to the Scrap-box Block....
as you can see I have still used the hearts 
but this block I appliqued them 
Just using a simple blanket stitch 
with white cotton....I would also like to point out that 
I have used a light weight stabilizer on the back 
so the stitching is easier....I think this is just 
too cute :) :) 
So I just cute a 6.5inch block in white and 
then used my Accuquilt heart die for the hearts 
it has 3 different sizes on the die...I used the 
smallest and the medium size heart 

I can not wait to see Block #4 that will
be released this Thursday (Friday Morning Australian time)

I will keep you posted of my progress 
Happy Quilting ") N

The Splendid Sampler

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