Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 20

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 20

Here we are ~ Week 20 of the Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along. Our final block. Tiled Stars, by Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts, is the perfect block to use up all those tiny scraps you’ve accumulated over the summer.

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 20 / Tiled Stars by Lynne Goldsworthy

One last look at all the blocks up on my design wall.

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Weeks 1 thru 20

They are now off the wall, sewn into a very large and very heavy quilt top. This week I’m in the process of finishing the quilt and double checking the pattern for those of you who have been sewing along. I can’t wait to share it next 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.

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 Quilt Block Cookbook

The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Quilt block books are without a doubt the most used items in my sewing library. I collect them here and there, although most are simply a collection of hand drawn quilt blocks without patterns. They have always been a huge source of inspiration when it comes to designing modern traditional quilts. Today I’m sharing a new book on my bookcase, The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson.

The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Publisher Lucky Spool sent me this copy of the book to check out, and the first thing I noticed (which I have come to expect from all Lucky Spool books) is it’s beautiful.

The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson : Fresh Lemons Quilts

There are 50 block patterns in the book. The patterns are different combinations of common units throughout the book (such as HST, QST, diamond in squares, flying geese, paper pieced bursts, curves, appliqué petals, and more). There are directions for changing the sizes of these units (6 sizes), so you can “cook up” your own unique quilt blocks.

The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson : Fresh Lemons Quilts

There are quilt mock ups for pairing blocks together to form finished quilts, as well as several sampler quilt patterns.

The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I made 6 blocks from The Quilt Block Cookbook – Starboard, Campfire, Second Star, Pumpkin Pie, Icebox, and Halo. My quilt top was created using a portion of the Point Taken sampler finishing instructions. I’m thinking of adding three more blocks to make it a square.

The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson : Fresh Lemons Quilts

The Quilt Block Cookbook is 176 pages, a majority of those are devoted to patterns. There are recipes (patterns) to make 50 blocks, 7 sampler quilt patterns, 6 perfect block pairing quilt top mock ups, and 7 templates to photocopy or scan and enlarge/reduce as needed in your pattern. I went ahead and scanned all the templates before starting, so they would be ready for me when I picked my blocks.

I really enjoyed Amy’s book and just couldn’t stop making blocks! It is available on Amazon or check your local quilt shop!

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Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 15

Summer Sampler 2016

Today we have hit Week 15 of the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along. 75% of the way through our blocks! It’s been awesome to see so many people quilting along in our Facebook group and on Instagram. Everyone’s quilts are turning out amazing!

This week’s block is called Sunbeam by one of my cohosts, Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced. This block has so many possibilities depending on where you place your colors.

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 15 / Sunbeam by Lee Heinrich

My design wall is looking pretty full. I actually rearranged and cleaned my sewing room this week, in anticipation of fitting another row of blocks on this wall and needing to have space to photograph them. 🙂 I’m so looking forward to the final five blocks, and then sharing final layouts!

Summer Sampler 2016 : Weeks 1 - 15

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

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 1

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 1

We are so excited ~ today is the first day of the Summer Sampler 2016 pattern launch! For those of you that have signed up, thank you! We have an amazing, global community sewing together this summer and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the response. For anyone who hasn’t signed up, but wants to join in the fun, see the bottom of this post for details.

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 1

This week’s block comes to us from AnneMarie Chany of Gen X Quilters. You won’t want to miss the jaw dropping story behind the quilt block name, so pop on over to her blog!

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 1

I decided to use my “Cherry Blossoms” inspiration fabric pull for my quilt. My background will be low volume prints.

We’ve already seen blocks popping up on Instagram and in our private Facebook group this morning ~ you all are fast! I am loving all the different color schemes everyone has come up with.

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)

Fabric Spark is offering two custom solids bundles for sale for use in the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt blocks. You can find those in this listing.