Saturday, 25 March 2017

Mother's Day

Sometimes all it takes is a little something 
slipped into a card
to say ....

..... I LOVE YOU xxx

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Simple Square Sampler Quilt Block

Sometimes you will find yourself one or two blocks short for a sampler quilt.  Look no further than the Simple Square – it’s quick to make but very versatile.

It is also a very quick 6" block to match with one of the fun sidebars from my One Block pattern book:
Available for immediate download from Craftsy
or in paperback format from Amazon

To make a 6” Simple Square block (finished size) you will need:
One 3½” for the center square.
Two 2” x 3½” outer rectangles
Two 6½” x 2” out rectangles. 

To make a 12” Simple Square block (finished size) you will need:
One 6½” for the center square.
Two 3½” x 6½” outer rectangles
Two 12½” x 3½” out rectangles. 

As I said it is very simple to put together .....

And the clever thing about this block is it can look different every time you make it - perfect as a Sampler Quilt filler.  
I saw the first daisies of the year today - but not this many!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

My Favourite Splendid Sampler Blocks

One of my favourite Splendid Sampler blocks

Following on from the little competition last week to guess my favourite and least favourite Splendid Sampler block I can now share with you my favourites:

From top to bottom, left-to right
Wings (2); Coneflower (52); Snug as a Bug (7);
Dedication Rose (55), Happy Happy (4);
Stitch-in-the-Garden (44) and Stitching Fashion (28).

My least favourite block of all was Shell (54) – not because of the design or technique but because of the fabrics I chose.
Block 54 - Shell.  A lovely paper-pieced block but not a good fabric combo.

I also struggled making these four although there is no denying Inchy Hexagon Club looks very pretty: 
From top to bottom, left-to right
Lemonade (34); Inchy Hexagon Club (36);
Pincushion Love (43) and Oval (69).

And the winner of the $30 Fat Quarter Club gift card is Orange Kitty Mom who managed to guess one of my favourite blocks and my least favourite.  Very well done. 

Until next time .......