Summer Sampler 2016 ~ A Finished Quilt!

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Scrappy on Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

The moment I’ve been waiting for all summer long is finally here! Today I’m sharing my finished Summer Sampler 2016 quilt. This Scrappy on Point quilt layout is one of three quilt pattern options that our quilt along subscribers received today. It features our 20 quilt along blocks on point and the negative space is full of low volume blocks and sashing.

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Scrappy on Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Since the beginning, I knew I wanted my layout to have the same scrappy, low volume look as my quilt blocks. I also knew that this would mean a lot of extra work once my quilt blocks were finished. I think it was worth it though. This is now officially the biggest quilt I’ve ever made, finishing up at 100″ x 100″. I used a widescreen fabric by Angela Walters for the backing and binding ~ Whirlwind in White from her Drawn Wide line. It was amazing and meant no piecing the back.

I quilted this using a larger free motion meandering design on my BERNINA 770QE with no problems at all. I was so nervous, but the large throat space made quilting a breeze. This photo shows my quilt halfway finished and tons of room to spare on the machine.

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Scrappy on Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

In fact, the hardest part of finishing this quilt was figuring out how to photograph it! I ended up laying it in my yard and taking the pictures from the elevated deck. This quilt has a super long drape on a queen sized bed and is just slightly not wide enough for a king. You could add a bit of extra width on both sides though if you want it even bigger.

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Scrappy on Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Wow, what a great summer it has been! I feel like we’ve all learned a ton, accomplished so much…I’m feeling quite proud and I hope you are as well. Congratulations to everyone who quilted along!

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 20

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 20

Here we are ~ Week 20 of the Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along. Our final block. Tiled Stars, by Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts, is the perfect block to use up all those tiny scraps you’ve accumulated over the summer.

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 20 / Tiled Stars by Lynne Goldsworthy

One last look at all the blocks up on my design wall.

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Weeks 1 thru 20

They are now off the wall, sewn into a very large and very heavy quilt top. This week I’m in the process of finishing the quilt and double checking the pattern for those of you who have been sewing along. I can’t wait to share it next week!

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 19

Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along ~ Week 19

Today marks Week 19 of the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along. This week’s block, Horsetail Falls by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter, draws on your hourglass and flying geese skills that you’ve perfected over the last few months.

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 19 / Horsetail Falls by Amy Smart

My blocks are looking quite ready for being placed in the finished quilt, wouldn’t you say? I’m busy putting the finishing touches on my quilt top pattern – one of three we will be sharing with all of you quilting along with us. We can’t wait!

Summer Sampler 2016 : Weeks 1 - 19

I know some of you are nervous about running out of fabric for your blocks (or at least your favorite focal fabric that you’ve picked to use in each block). If you look at the planned blocks, you can probably figure out which one we will be sewing for the last week. It does use tiny pieces of fabric (I believe nothing larger than 3″ squares and many smaller), so don’t worry – you will be able to use some of those scraps you’ve been holding on to for it.

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 18

Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along

We’ve arrived at Week 18 (out of 20) in the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along. The cool morning temperatures outside are a good clue that we are nearing the end of this project. This week’s block, Holladay Star by Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt, is our last curves block. And we are going out with a bang – 12 curves to piece!

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 18 / Holladay Star by Katie Blakesley

My design wall is filling up. I’m going to miss having these beauties decorating my sewing space.

Summer Sampler 2016 : Weeks 1 - 18

I restocked my low volume fabrics. This project has used up a lot from my stash, and (a little hint) – my layout for this quilt will be using more as well.

Low Volume Restash

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