Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 15

Summer Sampler 2016

Today we have hit Week 15 of the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along. 75% of the way through our blocks! It’s been awesome to see so many people quilting along in our Facebook group and on Instagram. Everyone’s quilts are turning out amazing!

This week’s block is called Sunbeam by one of my cohosts, Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced. This block has so many possibilities depending on where you place your colors.

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 15 / Sunbeam by Lee Heinrich

My design wall is looking pretty full. I actually rearranged and cleaned my sewing room this week, in anticipation of fitting another row of blocks on this wall and needing to have space to photograph them. 🙂 I’m so looking forward to the final five blocks, and then sharing final layouts!

Summer Sampler 2016 : Weeks 1 - 15

Below you can find the Summer Sampler 2016 details, as well as custom shop fabric bundles for the quilt along. You can join at any time. If joining after Week 1, you will initially receive all the patterns up to the current date.

Special note: If you are having trouble and don’t see your pattern email, it has likely been marked as SPAM by your email service. Please email Lee at FreshlyPieced@gmail.com and she can resend your link.

Summer Sampler 2016 Kickoff Details
Link to Purchase / EU Link to Purchase (includes VAT)
#summersampler2016 Instagram Posts

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Back to School

Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery : National Parks Club

We are officially back to school here, and boy is it quiet in my house. Summer seemed to fly by this year. We had some ups and downs, are facing some new challenges that admittedly have slowed down my creative time over the last month, but overall we really enjoyed our quality time together over the last several weeks. Summer is typically a quiet season on the blog, but now that I have a few uninterrupted hours, I thought I’d share a hodge podge of fun stitchy things from the last couple months.

I signed up for the National Parks Birthday Club over at Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I was even lucky enough to score a National Parks needle minder! I’m hoping to add some cross stitch into my nightly mix and since we love National Parks in this house, this seemed like the perfect place to start.

Rifle Paper Co for Cotton + Steel Fabrics

I collected a bit of fabric over the summer, including these Rifle Paper Co prints for Cotton + Steel. I thought they looked perfect for fussy cutting.

Not Your Mama's Bee

My kids did an awesome job finishing up all their blocks for the Not Your Mama’s Bee (quilting bee). I’m so proud of them for learning new skills and following through on a 14 month commitment. That’s not even easy for an adult! I’m not going to lie, I’m also breathing a sigh of relief. Now for them to sew their bee blocks together to make their finished quilts!

Fabric Spark Fabric Bundle

I had fun pulling together another fabric bundle for Fabric Spark’s Monthly Sparks program. Love these bright colors.

I’ve really enjoyed having the Summer Sampler 2016 to work on all summer. A block a week has been the perfect sewing commitment during these past few months. I’m looking forward now to turning a few quilts tops into quilts, continuing on my EPP journey and brainstorming my next pieced quilt project!

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 14

Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along

As we find ourselves on Week 14 of the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along, I am feeling like we are in the homestretch. That doesn’t mean the blocks are getting easier though. This week’s block, Piccolo Park by one of my cohosts Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt, takes organization, precision and patience. But you are pleasantly rewarded in the end.

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 14 / Piccolo Park by Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt

I have a couple tips this week. First, read the directions all the way through first. This probably isn’t a block you want to tackle at 2am. 🙂 Second, when you cut out all your fabric, keep it organized in piles by the letter assigned to that cut in the directions. (I just wrote a letter on a piece of paper and put it on top of my fabric piles). Finally, take care when cutting and stitching – be exact. An accurate 1/4″ seam allowance is important. Stitch slower than usual if that helps, I did. You will be thankful when it’s time to match up all your seams and points.

Aren’t all the blocks looking pretty together? Soon I will have to zoom out my camera and you will see my machines and messy sewing room. 🙂

Summer Sampler 2016 : Weeks 1 thru 14 / Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts

Below you can find the Summer Sampler 2016 details, as well as custom shop fabric bundles for the quilt along. You can join at any time. If joining after Week 1, you will initially receive all the patterns up to the current date.

Special note: If you are having trouble and don’t see your pattern email, it has likely been marked as SPAM by your email service. Please email Lee at FreshlyPieced@gmail.com and she can resend your link.

Summer Sampler 2016 Kickoff Details
Link to Purchase / EU Link to Purchase (includes VAT)
#summersampler2016 Instagram Posts

Fabric Spark Fabric Kits
Simply Solids Fabric Kits

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 13

Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along

We’ve arrived at lucky week 13 in the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along. This also marks the last week of summer break around here. We are a mix of getting ready for school to start and enjoying our final days of sleeping in. I designed this week’s block, Diamond Ladder. It’s a skill builder, with a mix of flying geese and hourglass units.

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 13 / Diamond Ladder by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts

The scrappy mix of blocks is looking so fun all together!

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 13 / Diamond Ladder by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts

Below you can find the Summer Sampler 2016 details, as well as custom shop fabric bundles for the quilt along. You can join at any time. If joining after Week 1, you will initially receive all the patterns up to the current date.

Special note: If you are having trouble and don’t see your pattern email, it has likely been marked as SPAM by your email service. Please email Lee at FreshlyPieced@gmail.com and she can resend your link.

Summer Sampler 2016 Kickoff Details
Link to Purchase / EU Link to Purchase (includes VAT)
#summersampler2016 Instagram Posts

Fabric Spark Fabric Kits
Simply Solids Fabric Kits