Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Where Did Apirl Go?

Hello friends!  Well, it's been a long time since I've had a free moment to keep in touch with you.  Prom season.  Yikes.

I haven't done a lot of hand work but I have (mostly) kept up with the Splendid Sampler.  There's a couple embroidered blocks that I haven't had time to finish.  And, I haven't had time to do the most recent week.  But, really, I'm not that far behind.  Nothing a day off couldn't solve.

I love the fabrics in this first one but they probably weren't the best suited for the design.  The center candy shape doesn't show up enough.  But, now that I've used my favorite red florals, I don't want it to go to waste them.
 This one is pretty cool.  Even if it was paper pieced...
I loved this Earth Day block but I don't think I did it justice.  I used a satin machine stitch and the whole think got a little wavy.  I love my machine but the satin stitch doesn't go dense enough.  I could certainly be doing it wrong.

Some people have stitched earth maps on their's, which is perfect.
 My birds are a little on the orange side, but we'll see how it looks in the end.
This is the Easter block.  The little bunnies are so cute.  I gave them little french knot butts.
This one could be my favorite.  I do love pink.
And, this one.  Love it, too.  I thought the colors made it look really classic.  And, it's so tiny at 6".
 Another favorite.  I love the little basket of flowers.  I'm sorry I didn't  include the names and designers of the blocks but you can check everyting out at Splendid Sampler . It's been a lot of fun so far!

Now, to do some yoga and then I'm off to work again.  Hope to see you soon!


  1. Great blocks Heather! You are doing a good job of keeping up.... it isn't easy when there are two blocks each week! Christine x

  2. Your blocks look great - far better than anything I could ever produce. I'm not a 'sane' quilter and definitely admire those who can.

  3. Great job, Heather! Maybe Splendid Sampler will have a Bonus Yoga Block!