The Splendid Sampler™: Block 13

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I must admit it came as a surprise that the first star in The Splendid Sampler didn’t appear until block 13. “Scrap Star”, by Corey Yoder, it’s a beautiful framed Lemoyne star. The double frame adds lots of interest in a block that normally is pretty by itself.

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Although the pattern calls for a scrappy star, I preferred to play with the same grey print to make the star more visible and used a variety of whites for the rest. The black print for the background is going to become one of my favourites prints of the collection (either in black, white and cream).

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Not so many use of the seam-ripper in this one, which was a pleasant surprise. I opted not to trim the underneath fabric from the flying geese. I’ve read in several places that keeping the “base” fabric for the stitch-flip-turn method instead of trimming it off helps with accuracy when assembling pieces. I hope that it’s easier to understand from the image . For me it worked pretty well on this occasion.

The pattern and link party are here.

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