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 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



  1. Reply


    October 3, 2016

    I love how your low volume background fabrics mirror the same color tones as the main body of the quilt. Beautiful!

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    October 3, 2016

    You finished off those blocks beautifully. I confess, this has been my favorite of the ones I’ve seen this summer. Is there a place, maybe IG, where we can see works posted by others working on this project besides the designers?

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    Little Quiltsong

    October 3, 2016

    Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Love the soft colorway in all the fabrics you chose. What a treasure!!

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    Susan P

    October 3, 2016

    Once again a beautiful piece. Your work is inspiring.

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    October 3, 2016

    Such a wonderful quilt. Love the colors as well

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    Karen @runsewfun

    October 3, 2016

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’ve really enjoyed this series and have completed my quilt top! So different from yours but equally lovely, I think. Now I’m deciding how to quilt it. I think your all over meander was an excellent decision. Thanks again for hosting!

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    Rosemary B

    October 3, 2016

    Ooooh I just love this layout.
    This quilt is beautiful

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    Jane Franks

    October 3, 2016

    Just beautiful! A lot of work!!

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    NY Quilter

    October 3, 2016

    Beautiful quilt. Love the low volume blocks. What a great idea.

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    October 3, 2016

    I am sew very impressed! Absolutely gorgeous!

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    October 3, 2016

    Absolutely beautiful!

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    October 3, 2016

    One of my favorite quilts ever!

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    October 3, 2016

    BEAUTIFUL! Be proud.

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    Mrs. Plum

    October 3, 2016

    It’s so much fun to see this quilt completed! I especially like the setting you chose.

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    October 3, 2016

    This turned out really lovely. I like your setting alot!

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    October 4, 2016

    I love your fabrics! So sweet! I want it!!!!!!

    Beautifully done!

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    October 4, 2016

    Great layout. I really like the low volume patchwork bordering the blocks!

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    Andrea Tsang Jackson

    October 4, 2016

    Love the layout! I always wonder how to lay out blocks in a modern way – this is perfect!

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    Kim Beidler

    October 4, 2016

    Your scrappy colors and clever layout is my favorite among all the ones I’ve seen (even mine : ). Thanks for putting this Summer Sampler together. I’ve had fun trying new things.

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    Barbara Macey

    October 4, 2016


    You’ve made a beautiful Piece of Art & in the process become a Master Quilter. By the way, the colours fit your profile of quiet happiness. Congratulations!

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    Amy Smart

    October 4, 2016

    This turned out SO gorgeous Faith! I love it!

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    October 10, 2016

    I have to admit I am not the biggest fan of sampler quilts. But this modern design makes me rethink my opinion. Maybe not the mixed blocks are the problem but rather the block layout? Thanks for the food for thought 🙂

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    Anne Beier

    October 21, 2016

    Wow Faith. That is stunning. Well done.

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    November 2, 2016

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this layout! I showed it to Clara, and her eyes lit up. We’ve drawn a sketch based on this for her Not Your Mama’s Bee Quilt!


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