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!

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 11

Summer Sampler 2016

Today marks week 11 of the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along, and things are definitely steamy here in Chicago. Yesterday’s heat index was 109 degrees! Hot hot hot, perfect weather for the pool or sewing in the air conditioning. 🙂 This week’s block Ombre Cross is designed by AnneMarie Chany of Gen X Quilters.

Summer Sampler Series : Week 11 / Ombre Cross by AnneMarie Chany

This block was a great challenge for me, with it’s tiny center piecing. I learned to take it slow and really concentrate on a consistent 1/4″ seam allowance.

We are officially in the second half of sewing blocks, and they are looking so fun together!

Weeks1thru11

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

Brush Strokes by Holly DeGroot ~ More EPP!

Brush Strokes by Holly DeGroot for Cloud9 Fabrics

I have so enjoyed spending the last week working with Brush Strokes, the newest fabric line by Holly DeGroot for Cloud9 Fabrics. Holly is so talented and has such a great eye for design, I knew that when she announced she had a fabric line coming out that it would be awesome. This line is so summery and fresh, the colors so bright and beautiful.

Brush Strokes by Holly DeGroot for Cloud9 Fabrics

I decided to continue on my new english paper piecing kick and work on a big pillow for my daughter. The centers are made with 2″ hexagons, the ring around the center is made with 2″ hexagon thirds, and the equilateral triangles have sides measuring 3-1/2″ (I just made them myself at home).

Brush Strokes by Holly DeGroot for Cloud9 Fabrics

It’s been relaxing to have a couple of EPP projects around to work on over the summer and in the evenings. I’m usually in such a rush to finish things. It’s nice to remind myself that it’s the journey with these, and not so much the destination.

Brush Strokes by Holly DeGroot for Cloud9 Fabrics

You can find Brush Strokes in shops now!