Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 3

Summer Sampler Series 2016

Today marks the third week of the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along! This week may be a bit scary for some of you, because we are tackling our first block with curves and templates! The Snow Cone quilt block was designed by Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft. A perfect block for the start of summer.

Summer Sampler Series 2016

You may be surprised to hear that I finished this block faster than either of the blocks from Week 1 or Week 2. I thought I’d share a few pictures.

When cutting out my templates, I debated where I wanted to use each print (since I’m going pretty crazy scrappy). I found it helpful to cut and lay out all my pieces before getting started with the sewing.

Summer Sampler Series 2016

When I sewed my curves, I started with a pin in the creased center (just like in the pattern).

Summer Sampler Series 2016

Then I matched up one end and pinned. I repeated the same for the other end. If you are new to curves, I know it looks like there can’t possibly be enough fabric, but I promise there is! Put in as many pins as you need to feel comfortable sewing.

Summer Sampler Series 2016

For sewing them together, stitch from one end to the other. Take it slow and if you need to occasionally lift your presser foot and shift the fabric, go ahead. After a bit of practice, you may find that you don’t even need to pin, or just can pin once in the center.

Summer Sampler Series 2016

If you are a visual person like me, check on this great video tutorial by Angela Pingel on sewing curves.

Here’s my blocks from Weeks 1 through 3 all together! I plan on working some more blue into my next block.

Summer Sampler Series 2016

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s snow cones this 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.

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

    Carie @ Space for the Butterflies

    May 30, 2016

    Oh aren’t they looking just perfectly summery!! I love the low-volume butterfly fabric you have in the ice cream block 🙂

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    May 30, 2016

    I am done with all 3. Don’t know where to post. I don’t love the top of the cone. Should have fussy cut more carefully. Now to make 3 cone mug rgs for little frienfd!

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    Betsy Muir

    May 31, 2016

    I didn’t receive my email for block three. Who should I contact?

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    Lori Lindhartsen

    May 31, 2016

    I, also, didn’t receive my email for block 3. I sent an email to Lee at Freshly Pieced but would like to know who to contact. Thanks

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    May 31, 2016

    Hi Lori and Betsy – I’ve written you both emails, but if anyone else isn’t seeing their pattern in their Inbox, it likely was picked up by your SPAM filter. Simply email Lee at and she will resend your pattern link.

    Alternatively, you can create an account on her website shop. Just click “Create account” (below the green “Sign In” button), and use your email address that you used when you purchased your subscription. Once you set up your account, you can log in each Monday and access the new file, even if you didn’t receive the notification email.
    (Please note that if you purchased your subscription on Etsy, you WILL NOT be able to set up an account on her website, sorry! This is only for those who purchased through her online pattern shop.)


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