Millcreek and Tilted Star ~ Summer Sampler Series

Millcreek and Tilted Star ~ Summer Sampler Series

We have officially started the 2017 Summer Sampler Series! I’m so excited about this quilt. I love stars and medallion quilts, so I can’t imagine a better way to spend the summer. We kicked off with the Millcreek Star pattern (Week 1) by Katie of Swim, Bike, Quilt and the Tilted Star pattern (Week 2) by Karen of Karen Lewis Textiles.

Millcreek and Tilted Star ~ Summer Sampler Series

I am following the V&Co ombre fabric layout, so I made both my blocks in the 6″ x 6″ size. (The exact fabrics I’m using are listed at the end of this linked blog post.)

Millcreek and Tilted Star ~ Summer Sampler Series

My Millcreek Star block mixes pink and orange ombre fabrics and my Tilted Star block mixes purple and pink ombre fabric. I’ve had a few questions related to how/why I’m using ombre fabric. I’m using ombre fabric to get the most “bang” for my fabric dollar. I am able to cut into different areas of my 1/2 yard and get different colors. This is awesome! So if I want three or four different shades of purple for a block, I just cut into three or four different sections of the fabric. Yes, my fabric looks like swiss cheese. But I don’t mind.

It is not too late to join in the quilt along. When you purchase the pattern, you will immediately receive all the block patterns release up to that date.

I can’t wait to see everyone’s blocks!



  1. Reply

    Angela Short

    May 22, 2017

    Swiss cheese is good : ) : ) These blocks are super cute!!

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      Debbie Miner

      May 22, 2017

      I just realized my Millcreek block is the wrong size! I want the 6″ block for these 🙂 I began with the ombre because I had it and the background fabric already…set aside for another project. But this came along and I’m loving it!! Thank you!

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        May 22, 2017

        Oh no! Well you could always switch it out for a 12″ spot if you don’t want to remake it. 🙂

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    Kellie Warren

    May 23, 2017

    I am doing it exactly the same way as you are. Swiss cheese for me as well. It’s going to be so pretty. I loooove the ombré fabric so much. Hey, I am trying to join the Facebook page for this too but no one has “joined” me. Let me in! Let me in! 🙂

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    Sara F

    May 24, 2017

    Love the blocks and the colors you are using.


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