Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sampler blocks... laaast weeks

Before we went on our mini break to see the whales I did have a stitching day with my friends .....  we all made a few more of our Sylvia's Bridal Sampler blocks

This was my first attempt at Snails Trail.... needed a bit of reversing... I find with these kind of blocks I can see something is not right  but find it very hard to spot what I did wrong.... luckily the other girls could see straight away..


.. so effective but fiddly diddly....

Snails Trail (20 pieces)

this one probably would have been better with non directional background....

Mosaic #3 (13 pieces)

a bit of curve sewing...

Winding Ways (12 pieces)

Foundation Paper piecing

Mother's Delight (24 pieces)

Pinwheel 2 (16 pieces)

Pinwheel 1 (8 pieces)

I used button hole stitch with a single thread for this one - this was a homework block

Lancaster Rose (15 pieces) 

I saw this lovely trunk on sale so got it for all my Sylvia's Sampler stuff... it fits all my bits of fabric I have collected up for it, the pattern book, my sewing machine pedal, the box of blocks etc etc.... 
... but I always forget something.. this week it was rotary cutter, scissors ... lucky the others share...


Righto, Gotta Go and add that 128 pieces to my grand total....

25 comments:

  1. Love all these blocks and the fabrics are great. Sometimes we can't wait for looking......lol

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  2. Hi Fiona,wow your blocks are amazing the one you had to do reverse sewing on looked great to me,lol,oh i love your new box,great spotting my friend,i hope you have a lovely evening my friend xx

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  3. super blocks! you are all so clever doing these blocks.
    great storage chest too

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  4. Those blocks look great and love the colours you are using.

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  5. Your blocks are incredible! Your fabric choices are perfect. When all sewn together, it going to be the most beautiful!

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  6. Am loving your gorgeous blocks Fiona, The snails trail is very effective even if it was somewhat tricky

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  7. Beautiful blocks... An easy mistake in the Snails Trail Block. Sew nice your friends can help spot mistakes..... Fabulous trunk for your project... Hmm! I always seam to forget something too when I go to Patch or a workshop....

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  8. Wonderful work Fiona, love your fabric choices!

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  9. Your blocks are beautiful and you really are moving along with them.

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  10. How many pieces so far? I just love that box!

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  11. Dear Fiona,
    your blocks looks so pretty, wonderful colors and fabrics.
    This will be a gorgeous quilt.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  12. Gorgeous blocks. Love the trunk. Hugs,xx

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  13. Beautiful blocks, love snail trail, I made a big quilt with this pattern many years ago, you do get the hang of the pattern eventually!

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  14. These are all looking great - you do get through them quite quickly. Great idea to have everything in one place...maybe you need some duplicates so you don't forget the essentials of life!!

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  15. I see that your Snail Trails block is as happy as can be after the surgery. Good job. I kept one sample next to my sewing machine when I did mine, just to keep them all swinging in the same directions. Love all your blocks, especially Mother's Delight but it look so hard to make. Lovelies! The trunk is a wonderful find; spacious, gorgeous AND practical.

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  16. Those blocks are all so pretty! I've never tried a snail trail, but I will someday. I love the finished result.

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  17. great blocks and I love the trunk

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  18. More lovely blocks and the trunk was a great find. xx

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  19. It's going to be a gorgeous quilt. Lots of different blocks are always fun to make.

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  20. What lovely blocks... I love the Lancaster Rose the most. That trunk is awesome.

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  21. Another beautiful collection!! Love the box too.

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  22. The blocks are gorgeous Fiona - wow so many pieces, it's interesting keeping track of them all - or slightly crazy; I've yet to decide :-). Cool that there are many different techniques, too.

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  23. Wonderful sampler blocks Fiona! Love the directional fabric in the Mosaic, but then I'm odd ;) Such a great trunk!

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