Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Splendid Sampler 7-9 and Hexagon Peek

I have no completed the first 9 blocks in the splendid sampler!

The 7th block was out of my comfort zone but I want to try everyblock. If at the end it doesn't mix well with the rest of my bold blocks it will either be the quilts label or part of a smaller quilt.

I purposely picked colors for the min quilt in this block that reminded me of the quilt on my son's bed. We just got his big boy bed set up over the weekend and I think it looks so sweet!

Block 8 was just a quick fun block! It was nice to just use all the bold colors and let them do the talking instead of fussy cutting.

 Block 9 is an adorable little house! I did some fun fussy cutting and just tried to keep it really fun and bright.

Here are my first 9 together. I like were I am going! It's bright and fun! I even have faith that number 9 just might be able to hold his own!

A sneak peek at my New Hexagon Quilt! I now have all of my rosettes together and all of my edge pieces sewn in. All that's left is pulling paper before it can go to the quilter. Im probably about 2/3 of the way done and Im just really struggling to find the time to pull the rest since I can't do it when my son is awake/around. I feel like I've kept you waiting long enough so I wanted to share a little preview even if it's not in the best lighting and I cut off the top. Hopefully I'll have a better representation soon!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Splendid Sampler #4-6

I wanted to take a moment to catch up on my Splendid Sampler progress.

Block 4. I really had to think out of the box for this one and think about how I could adapt it to my palette. This isn't a block I would have ever made on my own so I love that I'm pushing myself to do things outside of my norm.

Block 5. A relatively easy, straight forward block made super fun with bold colors and fussy cuts!

Block 6. Another block where I did what was best for my personal taste and pallet. Instead of the 4 HST in the center, I opted for a big fussy cut, and then instead of doing 8 flying guess for the outer row, that would have left the mustard color in one pieced but would have left the purple with a seam, I instead did 4 flying geese and 8 HST so that my purple didn't have the seam. This may be my favorite block so far.

Block 7 instructions were released this morning and it is an embroidery block that is way out of my comfort zone and doesn't lend itself well to the bold fabrics I've chosen. I've been slowly trying to wrap my brain around it. Like I said, I don't think the block with work well with a bold fabric background, but if I pick a more neutral fabric for this block then it will stand out to much from the rest of the quilt. I still need to give this block more thought before continuing.