Block 5 for The Splendid Sampler™ is called “Simple Simon”, designed by Celine Perkins. The “simple” in the pattern’s name can be misleading: it’s a simple block with few pieces in it, and quick to put together, but it may not be as simple as it seems to perform. It can show up inaccurate seam allowances, incorrect pining and a bunch of other mistakes made whilst sewing.
All in all, a perfect block to have lots of fun playing with the fabric selection. Also, to take a step back, recheck the seam allowances on the sewing machine, take a two or three deep breaths before picking the seam ripper and, at the end, look at it with lots of love. In my case, for the moment it will remain as it is.
The 5th block’s information and link party can be found here.