some more splendid sampler

The blocks I’m making as part of the Splendid Sampler, hosted by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson, are coming along surely and steadily, even if I’m a little behind!
I’m still making them with mainly Japanese taupes, linens, some indigo patterns and whatever else fits within that scheme. I usually make quilts that are bright and with as many fabrics as I can, so it feels a little strange to restrict myself with this palette; I’m still having second thoughts whenever I look at these blocks that appear so ‘traditional’ to me! But, its’s giving me practise at working with values and putting more thought into colour.
Here’s a little catch-up since the last time I showed some blocks on here, with their name and block designer’s name:

#30-Simple Surprises by Amy Ellis

#30-Simple Surprises by Amy Ellis


#32 The Constat Needle by Laurie Simpson

#32 The Constant Needle by Laurie Simpson


This next one provided a good opportunity to use some of the selvedges that I’ve been saving for ages:
#33 Selvedge Saver by Pat Sloan

#33 Selvedge Saver by Pat Sloan


Block 34 - Lemonade by Amy Gibson

Block 34 – Lemonade by Amy Gibson


This block originally had hand-stitching along the ‘garden paths’ but I decided to try out some of the decorative stitches on my machine which also don’t get used that often! In the centre, I put a little square of braid from a piece I bought in New York last year.
#35 The Wishful Garden by Kristyne Czepuryk

#35 The Wishful Garden by Kristyne Czepuryk


Block 36 gave me the chance to do some little hexagons. Aren’t they cute! Each of the larger hexagon is made of tiny little hexies.
#36 Inchy Hexagon Club designed by Jane Davidson

#36 Inchy Hexagon Club designed by Jane Davidson


I like making hexagons- I might have to think about making a hexagon quilt (some day).
So, back to the sewing machine!