Block No.10 "Lowa" was designed by Sherri McConnell. It is a very beautiful block that was a pleasure to sew and it has a lovely story behind it. I can see a whole quilt made with just one "Lowa" block in different colours.
OK, the next one is my first real struggle. Block No. 11 "Crocheted Thoughts" by Alyssa Thomas. It's a very pretty and delicate block that I failed. I enjoyed putting together the scraps, stitching it all together and felt very enthusiastic about the embroidery, but after a number of attempts, I gave up. I was afraid to make holes in the middle of the block with my seam ripper. I put this block aside and I will finish it later. I might give the embroidery one more go with a different type of embroidery thread or I will simply attach an old doily to it.
Block No.12 "Checkerboard" by Pat Sloan. When I saw a picture of this block, I panicked. So many tiny pieces! But it turned out to be so quick and easy to sew following Pat's instructions. This block was all about efficiency - measure, cut, sew a few pieces in one go, cut and sew again. Easy-peasy!
I am so behind on The Splendid Sampler project. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by the number and the complexity of the blocks I have to sew now, but I am trying to stay calm and keep reminding myself that I can catch up later, when I have more time. I have to focus on the positive side of this journey and be happy with what I have made so far. To be honest with you, I am already quite impressed by the number of the blocks I have made, so it's all good. Have a great day and stay positive! Larisa xox