Monday, March 21, 2016

Splendid Sampler, This & That

Time to check in with a few more Splendid Sampler blocks.  These are turning out to be really fun to make.  In no particular order; Friends Around the Square.
 Iowa.  I thought this was a great block to include since Rich and Bethany were both born in Iowa.  Not to mention, my in-laws still live there.  A state near and dear to our hearts.
This was a bonus block.  I ended up  using felt for the petals and center.  It may be the type I bought but the adhesive I used wouldn't release on the petals.  The cotton completely shredded.  But, was fine on the pot.  Not my favorite method of applique.
 This will eventually say Quilt Shop on the lightest pink space.  I promise the block isn't as wonky as the photo makes it appear...

I almost didn't do this one but when I realized I could make it be my daughter Sierra, I got pretty excited about it.  She has green hair, this week.  She sleeps with a white bunny named Little Susie and an orange bear named Patrick.  And, the first quilt I ever made for her was  covered in strawberries.
 Most people did this embroidered motif in chain stitches but I did it mostly using lazy daisy/ fly stitches.  Not sure how sturdy it will be on a quilt but I really dig the delicate look.

I worked on my local RR crazy quilt block.  I think this is Marsha's block.  I did the Fancy Bobbin Stitch that is barely visible in the upper right corner in 2 shades of blue.  Then I tried doing the Raised Cross Stitch with ribbon to make the 5 larger roses in the bouquet.

Lastly, I finished another block in the Vintage Valentine quilt.  I used a different bird in it than the pattern called for but I kept the flowers the same.  I think it turned out really sweet.

So, that's all I have to show for myself.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow - your Vintage Valentine blocks are beautiful! Love the Splendid Sampler blocks also, and the RR work. I'm totally impressed by how much you are still getting done now that you're back at work. It's amazing!!

  2. Beautiful Splendid Sampler blocks Heather.... I love the strawberries on the embroidered quilt. Your RR crazy block is lovely too! Have a lovely week! Christine x

  3. Way to make that Splendid Sampler block Sierra's Block! Your creativity is amazing!

  4. Looks like you've been very busy and have created some pretty things. I especially love the crazy quilting (of course!)

  5. You have been busy! Hope all is well.