Many decided to use one line of fabric for the entire project or to stick to a few particular colours. I felt like I had no print "theme" or colour "scheme" for my quilt, no vision at all I should say. I was just pulling some bits and pieces of fabrics I liked and putting them together. I kept thinking of my work and even considered buying some new fabric for this project and re-doing all the blocks altogether. But I did not, I waited, I gave myself a bit of time. With each new block I am beginning to feel more and more confident and see the direction I am heading for. And this combination of colours is really me - pink and blue, and a bit of green are the colours I am mostly drawn to. I am happy now to use fabric from my stash mostly and add a few new prints here and there if needed. After all, this project is all about having fun and learning new things along the way.
May I introduce you block number 5 "Simple Simon" designed by Celine Perkins. A nice block that is quite easy, fast and fun to sew.
"Focal Point" is a block by Natalia Bonner. I absolutely love this block, I love the prints and colours of it playing together. Unfortunately, I made this block too small. I have no idea where I went wrong, probably made the seam allowance a bit too big and then trimmed the edges a bit too much. I have to find some time and re-do this block, hopefully I will have enough scraps for it.
"Snug as a Bug" is a cute block designed by Amy Sinibaldy. This block is so me! It has everything I love about hand sewing - simplicity, a bit of embroidery that looks like a sketch and of course my favourite running stitches. I used linen as a base for this block. For the quilt I used the same technique as for the previous applique and for Mr Squash. The quilt was a bit puffy, so when I added the stitching on top, the quilt became wrinkled. I think it gives an impression of a real quilt all scrunched and wrinkled snuggling the tiny person underneath.
"Friends Around the Square" is designed by Julie Karasek. A very simple, but lovely block that is sewn entirely out of half square triangles.
I am a bit behind on The Splendid Sampler project, three blocks to be exact, but that's alright. I am sure I will catch up somehow. Have a fantastic day! Larisa xox