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
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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

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Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 12

Summer Sampler 2016 : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Welcome to week 12 of the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along. Today’s block, Around the Corner, is designed by the fun and talented Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew.

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 12 / Around the Corner by Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew

I’m continuing on with my scrappy and low volume theme. I pulled in a new green for my arrow points this week, I’m going to have to work that into my future quilt blocks as well. Weeks 1 thru 12, looking good! I’m going to run out of wall space soon.

Summer Sampler 2016 : Weeks 1 thru 12

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

The Splendid Sampler

The Splendid Sampler

It’s no secret that I like samplers. Last year I was lucky enough to be invited to design a block for The Splendid Sampler quilt along. For those of you who are new to this project, The Splendid Sampler is a year long quilt along hosted by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson. The 100, 6″ blocks cover techniques like precision piecing, embroidery, appliqué, english paper piecing and foundation paper piecing. Two block patterns are released each week.

Today is my special day for the quilt along. 🙂 I designed a block called Whim. This block finishes up at 6″. Whim was inspired by improvisational quilts, but this little guy is made using a very precise method ~ foundation paper piecing. It’s like faux-improv. 😉 If you have never foundation paper pieced before, check out my tutorial!

The Splendid Sampler ~ Whim block by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts

My two Whim blocks were stitched up using a monochromatic color scheme, but feel free to go crazy with your fabrics. I can’t wait to see your finished blocks. Happy stitching everyone!