Monday, August 22, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Blocks 32-39

Written by Linda Chaney, mother 

The Splendid Sampler

This series of blocks had a bit of everything - traditional piecing, applique, English paper piecing, embroidery work, and paper piecing.

The Splendid Sampler Blocks 32-39

Blocks arranged from left to right, top to bottom:

32 - The Constant Needle
33 - Selvage Saver (Photo 6741)
34 - Lemonade
35 - The Wishful Garden
36 - Inchy Hexagon Club (Photos 6765, 6767)
37 - Dashing by Chocolate
38 - Vintage Flower Basket
39 - Balls in the Air

One of the most fun blocks was the Selvage Saver. Funny how all those colors come together!

The Selvage Saver The Splendid Sampler

Interesting story about the Inchy Hexagon Club. I had originally made this block taking advantage of some thinlit dies to cut both the templates and fabric. Little did I realize the tight tolerance for this block to fit the 6-1/2" square. The finished piece was just big enough NOT to fit onto the background! Bummer! So it was back to the drawing board, cutting out those tiny paper hexagons furnished with the pattern, and completing the block again. Don't worry, that larger (barely) block will be used in something!

Inchy Hexagon Club The Splendid Sampler

Check out The Splendid Sampler to learn more about these blocks and their designers!

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