Tag Archives: #mysplendidsampler

So near and yet so far!

…and don’t quilt when you’ve just had a couple of hours broken sleep after a night shift!!! We’ve had workmen in this week putting new floors down and now new doors and skirting, I decided to keep out of their … Continue reading

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January; a productive start!

I rather like the idea of a monthly report, looking back at what I’ve done and more importantly, making plans for the next month. I think it could be quite a positive thing, sometimes when you’ve lots of projects on … Continue reading

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Gran’s Button Jar

Gran’s Button Jar is block 91 of My Splendid Sampler quilt, it’s designed by Lynette Anderson. I really like her work, it was Lynette that designed the other BOM I stitched last year, Anderson’s Farm, so I was looking forward … Continue reading

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Nearly there!

Over the last few weeks I’ve been beavering away on my Splendid Sampler quilt blocks. We had a couple of weeks off from the twice weekly schedule over Christmas which did give us a bit of breathing space, but also … Continue reading

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Sunday Stitching

I’ve had quite a productive weekend on the sewing front, I’ve finished a block for my Secret Garden quilt, a Splendid Sampler one, an Anderson’s Farm one and I’ve almost finished my sari outfit, just got to sew the buttons … Continue reading

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Catching up with Hand-stitching

I’ve started making up little project bags for quilt blocks which need embroidery, it’s working really well. I trace the design or iron on the applique and pop it in a zip-lock bag with all the threads, a needle and … Continue reading

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Paper Piecing for The Splendid Sampler

I’ve stitched three blocks for my Splendid Sampler quilt in the last couple of weeks with foundation paper piecing. Until I started this quilt-a-long I didn’t even know what FPP was, so I still get a little glow of achievement … Continue reading

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The Splendid Sampler Quilt

I’ve started ‘The Splendid Sampler’ BOM from Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson, this is the first week and so far I’ve managing to keep up, though if Thursday’s block had been the first one, I might not have been so … Continue reading

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