Thursday, July 26, 2018

It's a Doubly Splendid Thursday!

Since I didn't get last week's block posted it's going to be an extra splendid post this week. I was busy with deadlines and preparing for trunk shows and a workshop and totally forgot to add the block to the blog. Last week's block is this adorable little flower called Rose and Dot designed by Lori Kennedy. Sweet and fun to stitch!
Our block for this week is called For the Love and was designed by Sharon Burgess. Sharon made her block using the EPP method. I chose to applique mine. I do so much applique that it was the easiest method for me. I also didn't have supplies for EPP. I really like the way this little block turned out and I don't think that the design is compromised by the applique method.
I am really enjoying making these little blocks. I worried that I would have trouble keeping up with my schedule but it's not been too hard to add in one block a week, even with all I have going on. Because I am a designer I don't generally make anything from a pattern and make only my own "stuff". This has been a great way to expand myself and do things that are out of my box. You can get your block patterns here at www.thesplendidsampler.com and read all about Lori Kennedy and Sharon Burgess.
Out of curiosity- how many of you blog readers are making the sampler? There are quite a lot on Facebook and Instagram. If you are sewing along, drop me a comment so I know you are out there.

Happy Quilting, Dawn

6 comments:

  1. Hi Dawn , i am stitching along with you and love your blocks and was glad to see your version of today's block as I didn't want to tackle epp , this seems more my style so thanks for the alternative .

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    1. That's the great thing about quilting- there is more than one way to do something. Just have to find what works for you!

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  2. Those are beautiful blocks and they look beautiful together. I haven't been able to follow any BOM's this year, need to get back to my UFO's and new ones I want to start.

    Debbie

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    1. Thank you! And I know what you mean, there are only so many hours in the day to do everything we want to do.

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  3. So far, I've kept up with the block releases, but I'm also doing Moda Blockeads 2 and Pat Sloan's Merry & Bright QAL's (in addition to everything else on the schedule) so we'll see how long I can keep up. Love your colors! I bit the bullet and tackled EPP this week - never too old to learn something new, right? It took me 6 hours, so my inexperience definitely showed. I have no social media accounts, but I'm enjoying seeing what does get posted in blogs that I follow.

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    1. Wow! You are a busy bee! Good for you for giving the EPP a shot. It's nice to try new things and expand your skills.

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