Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 16

Summer Sampler 2016

Monday means another block of the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along! This week’s block, Starshine, is designed by Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely. It is foundation paper pieced, which is one of my personal favorite techniques. I love how it allows for everything to be so exact, and all these fun shapes and angles. My one tip this week – as always when paper piecing – is to make one unit first and make sure the cut fabric sizes work best for you. The sizes listed in the pattern are the sizes we used to make our blocks, but if you are new to paper piecing, you may want to work with bigger fabric pieces. And that’s ok!

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 16 / Starshine by Holly DeGroot

We are on the final row of my design wall. I can’t believe soon we will be talking about quilt top layouts!

Summer Sampler 2016 : Weeks 1 - 16

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.

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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

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Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 14

Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along

As we find ourselves on Week 14 of the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along, I am feeling like we are in the homestretch. That doesn’t mean the blocks are getting easier though. This week’s block, Piccolo Park by one of my cohosts Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt, takes organization, precision and patience. But you are pleasantly rewarded in the end.

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 14 / Piccolo Park by Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt

I have a couple tips this week. First, read the directions all the way through first. This probably isn’t a block you want to tackle at 2am. 🙂 Second, when you cut out all your fabric, keep it organized in piles by the letter assigned to that cut in the directions. (I just wrote a letter on a piece of paper and put it on top of my fabric piles). Finally, take care when cutting and stitching – be exact. An accurate 1/4″ seam allowance is important. Stitch slower than usual if that helps, I did. You will be thankful when it’s time to match up all your seams and points.

Aren’t all the blocks looking pretty together? Soon I will have to zoom out my camera and you will see my machines and messy sewing room. 🙂

Summer Sampler 2016 : Weeks 1 thru 14 / Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts

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

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Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 13

Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along

We’ve arrived at lucky week 13 in the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along. This also marks the last week of summer break around here. We are a mix of getting ready for school to start and enjoying our final days of sleeping in. I designed this week’s block, Diamond Ladder. It’s a skill builder, with a mix of flying geese and hourglass units.

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 13 / Diamond Ladder by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts

The scrappy mix of blocks is looking so fun all together!

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 13 / Diamond Ladder by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts

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