Today I am very excited to announce the launch of this summer’s big quilt along, Summer Sampler 2017 : Summer Star Medallion. If you have followed Katie of Swim, Bike, Quilt, Lee of Freshly Pieced and I for any amount of time, you probably know we love samplers. We hosted the first Summer Sampler Quilt Along back in 2011 and had so much fun while learning a ton of new skills. Then we wrote Vintage Quilt Revival – another awesome project! Last summer so many of you joined us in the Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along. We are back at it this year, along with an awesome list of block designers.
This year’s Summer Star Medallion Quilt Along measures 70″ x 70″ and features 17 traditionally pieced and foundation paper pieced quilt blocks. Beginning Monday, May 15th, each week you will receive a pattern for a quilt block offered in two sizes : 6″ finished and 12″ finished squares. This offers you maximum creative design flexibility. You determine which blocks you make in each size and where you’d like to place them in the medallion quilt layout. Our Welcome Packet will include coloring sheets for planning your quilt colors and block layout.
After 17 weeks of block patterns, you will receive the layout instructions (including directions for borders and “filler” blocks – triangles, flying geese, sawtooth stars, and half square triangles) for finishing up your Summer Star Medallion quilt!
We have teamed up with some of the most talented quilt artists to design the blocks:
AnneMarie Chany of Gen X Quilters
Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely
Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts
Karen Lewis of Karen Lewis Textiles
Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt
Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced
Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts (me!)
One of the best parts about a sampler quilt is the endless color possibilities. Maybe you want to focus on all warm or all cool colors…
Or a timeless red and white quilt.
I’ve selected the following fabrics:
Ombre Magenta 10800 201 Moda
Ombre Popsicle Pink 10800 226 Moda
Ombre Persimmon 10800 216 Moda
Ombre Coral 10800 221 Moda
Ombre Honey 10800 219 Moda
Ombre Lime Green 10800 18 Moda
Ombre Mint 10800 210 Moda
Ombre Teal 10800 31 Moda
Ombre Turquoise 10800 209 Moda
Ombre Indigo 10800 225 Moda
Ombre Sand 10800 215 Moda
I’m so excited! Vanessa’s fabric really offers a lot of bang for your fabric buck, with lots of beautiful shades of each color per piece.
The Summer Sampler 2017 : Summer Star Medallion Quilt Along pattern is available in Lee’s shop (EU customers, please use her Etsy shop) and is on sale for $19.99 from May 1-May 14. On May 15, the price increases to it’s regular price of $24.99. (This is a one time purchase cost – then you will receive the block patterns each week.)
When you purchase your pattern, you will receive a Welcome PDF with all the information you need to get started, including details on joining our private Facebook community to stitch along with others.
If you decide to join along after we’ve already started, no problem! You will receive all the patterns up to date as soon as you purchase your pattern.
I hope you will join us for another amazing summer of creating together!