Monday, August 15, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Blocks 24-31

Written by Linda Chaney, mother

The Splendid Sampler

This series of blocks provided quite a learning experience!

The Splendid Sampler Blocks 34-31

Blocks arranged from left to right, top to bottom:

24 - Inspector Sidekick
25 - Sunday Best 
26 - Dreaming of Dresdens 
27 - Sewing Machine
28 - Stitching Fashion 
29 - Scrappy Happy Heart
30 - Simple Surprises
31 - Blossoming

It was time to tackle the applique process. In Block 25, Sunday Best, I experimented with different machine applique stitches to use on the raw edge applique.

Sunday Best

In Block 26, Dreaming of Dresdens, I used invisible machine applique around the turned applique edges.

Dreaming of Dresdens

Perhaps the most challenging block, though, was Block 28, Stitching Fashion.

Stitching Fashion

Although I tried to complete this block using a different method, I found that following Charise Randell's suggestion of cutting the individual templates to size and adding the 1/4" around the template was the best!  Note to self: listen to the expert!

Check out The Splendid Sampler to learn more about these blocks and their designers! You can also see my other blocks here on Prairie Sewn Studios: Blocks 1-7,  Blocks 8-15 and Blocks 16-24

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