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Monday 14 January 2013

A Modern Bargello - The Something NEW Sampler: Week 1

This morning I read about another sampler block blog hop starting today.  It's just for a few weeks and covers quite a few techniques that I've never tried - well to be honest there's 9 techniques in total and the only one that I've actually done before is machine applique!

The Something NEW Sampler

It's a weekly hop from 14 January to 1 March 2013 and here's the schedule that I've copied from Amy's blog:

14 January
Bargello Piecing - Amy @ the cute life

21 January
Folding - Heidi @ Buttons & Butterflies
A Scraptastic Technique - Chelsea @ Pins & Bobbins

28 January
Sashiko - Jess @ The Elven Garden
Reverse Applique - Lindsay @ Lindsay Sews

4 February
Trapunto - M-R @ Quilt Matters
Cathedral Windows - Heidi @ Fabric Mutt

11 February
Pinless Curves - Alyssa @ Pile O'Fabric
Machine Applique - Becky @ My Fabric Obsession

On Fridays Amy will be giving tips and tutorials on how to set these rectangular blocks!
18 & 25 January and 1 & 8 & 15 February

So nothing for it, I have to take part and with my Monday afternoon now organised I set about joining the Flickr group for the blog hop and delving into my stash to find some fabrics to play with.  Look what I came up with - some fabrics that I bought and posted about back in June last year, time to give them a good airing!

And here it is my first Something New Sampler block - the Modern Bargello

Looking forward to the next blocks and to learning all those new quilting/sewing skills :)

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  1. This is going to be a great quilt when you have all these different sampler blocks all together! I have never tried Bargello piecing, or most of the others - I have a book on Sashiko, for example, but I haven't actually stitched any. What a good idea to try all of these different things - look forward to the next instalment!

    1. That's what I thought Gertie. I've got a lot on at the moment but this one's only for a few weeks and there's some stuff in there that I've been itching to try :)

  2. oh these colours! oh that block! So much fun that it is rectangle. The list of techniques sounds awesome, wish I could join too.

    1. I'm really looking forward to doing this with rectangular blocks - it's going to look so different from that aspect alone :)

  3. I really love this block. I think I'm going to make one just like it for my improv quilt. Or is it not improv-y enough? No bugger it, I'm mkaing it. It's gorgeous!
    E xx

    1. LOL Erin, Thanks and I can't wait to see how your improv quilt goes too :)

  4. wow you got that done quickly, and it looks great! I've marked this one down to have a go at - isn't this the same one you mentioned the other day?? Was that a different one?

    1. It's a good one isn't it Wendy. It is a different sampler quilt to the one the other day that's a year long one and this is just 2 months - I'm a bit crazy and I've signed up to both! :)

  5. Wow those fabrics are fantastic and your block came out great.
    Thank you for letting us know about the blog hop. There are some techniques there I'd like to try too.

    1. Go for it Martha, some of the skills/techniques included are well worth picking up on. Looking forward to seeing what you do if you join in :)

  6. What a neat block and it sounds like you will have lots of fun with this!

    1. It's a good one Connie, I'd not created strips from a tube before so that was all new to me but very simple. Looking forward to learning the other techniques included too over the next few weeks :)


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