Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Sampler #24

I decided to really challenge myself this week with a brand new paper pieced pattern by Carol Doak. 
Block Name : 4th Anniversary Block (Carol posted this block to her Yahoo group members to celebrate the group's 4 years together)
Block Designer: Carol Doak

My first attempt to sew the parts together resulted in this interesting variation! Ripped it out and tried again to make it like the pattern is supposed to be! It was a challenge to get all the seams to line up but I am satisfied with the outcome. 
There are 129 pieces in this 12" block.  But that is not the record for my Saturday Sampler blocks...the record holder is still this block at 176 pieces!
And speaking of records...Cambridge did not make it into the Guinness World Record for simultaneous knitting this morning. I believe there were around 650+ knitters, and the record is close to 1,000. But it was fun trying!

9 comments:

scraphappy said...

Sorry you didn't get to set a world record, but it was worth trying. Love your Saturday Sampler block, even though the variation with the geese flying out would be cute, the one you made has nicer movement and symmetry.

Karen said...

I really like this block. Any block that has a circle or illusion of a circle makes me happy.

call me crazy said...

I love this block! And I am so in love with your fabric choices. :-) Hope you are having a great weekend! The knit-in sounds fun even if you didn't set any Guinness record. ;-)

Terry said...

Wow! What an amazing block! :0)

Judy said...

Ohhh I love the block! Sorry you didn't set the record but I bet it was a super fun time trying.

May Kristin said...

Wow! The block is amazing! Love the flying geese blocks making a circle around the star! Well done!

Janet said...

This is an awesome block. I like the color choices. I'm not sure I would have been up for the challenge. :)

julieQ said...

Oh, gorgeous!! Each one is prettier that the one before!

Diane said...

your block made my jaw drop---you do like a challenge girlfriend! :)