Pagoda ~ Summer Sampler 2018

Pagoda ~ Summer Sampler 2018

We have reached week 9 – the half way point for our individual blocks in the Summer Sampler Series 2018 ~ Summer Road Trip quilt along!  This week’s block, designed by Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced, was inspired by the angular architecture of pagodas she visited during a trip to China.

This week’s block is traditionally pieced and Lee wrote a lot of great nesting seams into the pattern.  I love those because it makes getting those perfect points so easy.

I’m using mostly fabrics by Carolyn Friedlander for my blocks, but I wish I had gone into my stash for a lighter orange instead of that peach/white cross hatch.  I think it’s just a bit too close to the white of the background.  But oh well, live and learn!  I think it will be just fine when mixed in with the other 17 blocks.  I am loving seeing everyone’s blocks on Instagram and in the Facebook group!



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    July 18, 2018

    Lovely! Subtle yes, but very pretty.

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    July 19, 2018

    your colors are just perfect. one of the most inviting and peaceful bunch of colors i’ve seen in a long time! i love it!

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    Pat S

    July 19, 2018

    Very pretty. I like your colors.

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    MaryAnne Beier

    July 24, 2018

    Great job. love the flowers too. Simple but elegant.


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