Thursday, December 8, 2016

Splendid Sampler Blocks Update

Hello and happy Thursday!  Can you believe it's the second week of December already? It seems like  I'll need to sew faster and faster to get everything finished up in time.

But while I've been working on a lot of projects with deadlines and a mix of Christmas sewing, I've also been sneaking in some "just for me blocks."  It's been nice to be able to take a break now and then and add to my Splendid Sampler collection.

I'm hoping to start setting this quilt together right after Christmas, so I've been

adding to my pile now and then. In the past week I've added three fun blocks. One is a Splendid Sampler pattern, and two are blocks I've been wanting to  make for this quilt using a couple of my favorite rulers.

First I made the "Minnesota Maze" which is Splendid Sampler block #83. Go here to get the free pattern (scroll down the page until you see the blocks in numerical order).

Next I made a Courthouse Steps block using the Creative Grids 6 inch Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler Template.  This is such a fun little can make traditional log cabin style blocks or the Courthouse Steps style I made. Because you trim after adding every round of strips, your block will end up the perfect size.

I also made a block using the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool Quilting Ruler.  While I made a 6" finished block, this ruler will make 6", 8", and 10 finished blocks--making it really versatile!

I'm going to be making good use of these rulers after the holidays. I plan to get a lot of strips ready so I can sew rounds in between other projects. 

I now have 42 of the 50 blocks I want to make. While I'll be making a few more of the free Splendid Sampler patterns, I also want to add in a few extras.

Happy quilting and sewing!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hildy said...

As always I love your Splendid blocks!

MJinMichigan said...

I love all of your splendid sampler blocks and I'm a envious of how many you have done. Could you tell me what the orange print in the lower right corner of the last picture is? I love the the way you've combined so many different fabrics in the blocks and can't wait to see all of the blocks together in the finished top.

Tracey Holzer said...

So pretty!! I received my beautiful Esty purchase today...thanks so much. I can't wait to start sewing up Arcade.

Little Quiltsong said...

What a beautiful stack of Blocks. It will be fun putting them all together in the new year.

Marrianna said...

Love these blocks, as always. I've looked at the links and all over this particular blog post but I can't find out the NAME of the last photo you showed where you use the pineapple grid. Would love more information on this particular block. It's the 3rd one of this post.

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