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.

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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 6

Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along : Corner Canyon by Amy Smart

Here we are in Week 6 of the Summer Sampler quilt along! This week’s block, Corner Canyon, was designed by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter. When I was making the Corner Canyon block, the word that really stuck in my head was “clever”.

Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along : Corner Canyon by Amy Smart

This block has just that sort of clever construction ~ where you sew different shapes together, cut, open, sew more shapes to it, cut, open…then BAM! You have a block unit with a bunch of triangles and you aren’t entirely sure how that magically happened. 🙂

Our first six blocks are now complete, and it’s starting to look great! At this point all the colors are included a bit, and you can start getting a feel for the overall quilt.

Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along : Corner Canyon by Amy Smart

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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#summersampler2016 Instagram Posts

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Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 5

Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along

I can’t believe we are already on Week 5 of the Summer Sampler quilt along. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I was on vacation last week. Our family explored the Pacific Northwest and it was beautiful and amazing. I somehow managed to take 2000 pictures…I’m not sure how long it will take me to go through those. All summer? 🙂

This morning I have been playing catchup. The first thing I did was sit down and stitch up the Sugarhouse block by Katie of Swim, Bike, Quilt.

Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along

I love this block, especially the fact that it came together so quickly! I’m continuing with my scrappy theme, and that is really the only part that slows me down. Unfolding, pressing, refolding for every piece is a bit tedious.

Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along

Here are Weeks 1 through 5 all together. I am just loving it!

Special note this week: 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.

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.

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