Haptic Labs DC Map

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Have you heard of Haptic Lab, makers of city map quilts, constellation quilts, DIY quilt kits, kites, and more?

This is my DC City Map DIY quilt, and I just love it. I pull it out every time we go on a road trip, and it has seen a lot of new stitches this summer. I love the idea of having a dedicated hand-sewing project. I keep mine in its own zipper pouch (this vinyl one from the container store is what I keep most of my small WIPs in) with floss, needles, and scissors, I just have to grab it and go.

Do you have a long term hand sewing project?

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Pixelated Heart Quilt
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I finished this cute pixelated heart quilt a few months ago, and just delivered it to my niece (and her mama) recently. When she was born, we all felt such a surge of love for her, and I wanted to make a quilt that reflected this.

Pixelated Heart Quilt Details

I included this closeup because I love, love, love the tiny heart fabric I used for the background. It is called, appropriately, “Dear Stella Tiny Hearts,” and is available in a wide variety of colors.

I had the hardest time choosing a backing for this quilt, until I remembered I had a great black and white text print (made by Windham) that fit perfectly!

I have had a lot of inquiries about what pattern I used–I cut 5” squares and then just laid them out until I was happy. If you are looking for a pattern, there is a free one here that uses 3″ squares. Happy sewing!

Other posts about this quilt here:

Babies and Quilts// Favorite Things

Why I Love My Design Wall // Works in Progress

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Piccolo Park Summer Sampler Block

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This week’s block is called Piccolo Park, which is the name of a little park in Portland that my kids loved to play at.  I designed the block late one night, months ago, using graph paper, and after multiple iterations, I really love the look of it! Note: This is not one to sew when you are tired, learn from my mistakes 😉

Piccolo Park 13

This is block #14 for the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along.  If you follow the pattern exactly, then your block will look like the one above.

This block is made of 4 components: 4 corner squares; 1 center square;  4 hourglass units, and 8 flying geese units.  In my block, I dropped out some of the outer pieces on the flying geese, instead of sewing white on white.

PIccolo Park Lay Out

Piccolo Park 3

This block contains the same building blocks as last week’s block, Diamond Ladder–hourglass units and flying geese. I played around a little with this block–there are lots of fun options for fabric placement, and here are just a few I came up with.

Piccolo Park 2

Each week, sewists who are quilting along come up with a brilliant hack, so I can’t wait to see your blocks!

piccolopark holiday colors

Have you seen the great blocks on the instagram hashtag #summersampler2016? Make sure to check them out!

 

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All of the Summer Sampler 2016 details are below–you can join in at any time! If joining after Week 1, you will receive all of the patterns already released, including the current week’s pattern.

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)
We hope you sew along with us! 

 

 

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Diamond Ladder Summer Sampler Block

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This week’s block is Diamond Ladder, designed by Faith Jones from Fresh Lemons Quilts. Can you believe that this is block #13 for the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along?

I had a lot of fun making this block. I need to incorporate a bit more navy into my blocks, and thought this was the perfect one.  I had fun playing with the stripes in this block, I like the movement that the stripes add.

augenbeere

Have you seen the great blocks on the instagram hashtag #summersampler2016? I love looking through it! Some of my favorite blocks recently have been made by @laurelsstichery  (love her aqua background, she blogs at Quilts by Laurel) and @augenbeere.

laurelstitchery summer sampler

 

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All of the Summer Sampler 2016 details are below–you can join in at any time! If joining after Week 1, you will receive all of the patterns already released, including the current week’s pattern.

Summer Sampler 2016 Kickoff Details
Link to Purchase / EU Link to Purchase (includes VAT)
We hope you sew along with us! 

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