Simple Simon

5-Splendid-Sampler-Pat-Sloan-Block-multiThe fifth block for The Splendid Sampler Quilt was released on Sunday..and I actually managed to stitch it on Sunday 🙂 It’s called Simple Simon and it was designed by Celine Perkins.

To be fair, it is well named being based on a fairly simple nine-patch block. It was nice to have a pretty straight forward block after the teeny tiny pieces we’ve been sewing with!

The Splendid Sampler Block 4

I fussy-cut the main squares with flowers on, with hindsight I should have fussy-cut the narrow strips too but at the time they almost seemed to narrow to be noticeable. I even managed to keep the back fairly neat!



Five blocks complete now out of 100, a few ladies on facebook have started sewing the sashings in already, I must admit I’m tempted to join them as the thought of stitching a hundred blocks together at once does not fill me with joy! I’ll see how time goes over the next week.

Simple Simon; Block 5

Simple Simon; Block 5

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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6 Responses to Simple Simon

  1. PatSloan says:

    thank you for joining us!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thimberlina says:

    I really like this simple pattern and I’m tempted to redo mine otherwise it might just drive me a bit mad! 😳

    Liked by 1 person

  3. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Really like the floral fabric you’ve used here… but have a question: What is fussy cutting? [Please pardon my non-quilter query.] Thank you!


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