Friday, April 15, 2016

The Splendid Sampler Block 18

The Splendid Sampler Block 18 is designed by the fabulous Pat Sloan!   I had to skip block 17 for now  because I am starting to run out of the background fabric I have been using by Zen Chic for Moda.  I will be visiting my local quilt shop today ( so much for sewing from my stash) to see if they are still carrying this incredibly versatile fabric collection.  The moral of this story is ALWAYS BUY THE FABRIC!!!!  LOL! I will have Kimberly's block hopefully tomorrow!



I love the happy yellow!  I need to find more buttery yellow to add to my stash.  I have a ton of gold yellow but there seems to be a lack of butter cream or soft yellow available in fabric collections. I am not a huge gold fan so I would be over the moon if designers started offering softer yellows.

I have been using Aurifil 50wt thread for all of my blocks.  The lovely 2 ply thread is makes for perfect piecing with less bulk and virtually lint free so it is better for your machine!


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6 comments:

Sandra Walker said...

Oh do I agree with you on the buttery or lemony yellow needed! Sunshine! Hello?! I'm actually going to remake my quilt with pinks and lemon yellows and then write up a pattern. :-) Thanks for visiting my blog - you are a no-reply blogger, but glad I was able to find you!

Go Go Kim said...

Hi Sandra! YES! A nice sunshine yellow would be nice too! I had no idea I was a no reply blogger. It apparently happened when I I linked my blogger account to Google+. Thank you so much for the heads up :o)

margaret said...

blocks looks good must try and catch up 2 w a week means it does not take long to get behind. Re google + I have found some blogs I cannot comment on because of it it is a pain!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

I like your yellows, such a lovely happy colour. I am saving the blocks and this of the 365 project too but I haven't made any of them yet.
I had the same problem with Google+, it was only when someone who knew me emailed I realised and followed a tutorial to change the settings, BUT, now I haven't got Google+ any more and have lost those who linked with me. I agree with Margaret, it's a pain.

Sue Preece said...

Lovely yellow block,yellow is such a happy colour isn't it? Have been away in our caravan for 2 weeks so have 4 blocks to catch up on. Did take my applique blocks away to hand finish though so I didn't feel as though I wasn't still keeping up!

Stitchin At Home said...

I love the yellow blocks, now it makes me want to do mine with yellows. I haven't even made one so I have a lot of catching up to do.

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