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I can’t believe we made it! This is block #20 of the Summer Sampler 2016, and this is an “enjoy the journey” type of block. Designed by Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts, this is the perfect block to use your last scraps of your favorite fabrics.

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Along the way, I realized that I never shared this block, Triangles [#17] on my blog. This block, designed by Karen Lewis of Karen Lewis Textiles (have you seen her new line, Blueberry Park 2?) is paper-pieced, and so much fun to make. I really want to make an entire quilt using this block, it is one of my favorites!

Finally, here are all of my blocks together

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Next week, Faith, Lee and I are going to be releasing three different quilt layouts (and patterns). My pattern calls for 21 blocks, so I made another Diamond Ladder block (bottom left). I think the block looks different enough turned on its side to be a nice addition. I also remade the X Spot block (bottom right)–the old one had too much navy and not enough white and it really stood out. I re-did the corners on the Around the Corner block (the one with the arrows). When you get all of your blocks together and something just isn’t quite right, don’t be afraid to do a little surgery, or even remake it if necessary! All it takes is a little extra time (and fabric).

 

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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)
#summersampler2016 Instagram Posts
We hope you sew along with us! 

 

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Photos by Kitty Wilkin, @Night Quilter, taken for the Quilter’s Planner 2017

A few months ago, I made a new version of my quilt, Super Star, for inclusion in The Quilters Planner.

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I used Print Shop by Alexia Abegg (for Cotton and Steel) for this quilt, with a great Free Spirit solid and a fun print from Heather Bailey’s True Colors line for the backing.

The Quilters Planner is the brainchild of Stephanie Palmer.  Beautiful and functional, everything you need to know about the planner is available on the website–it is an everyday planner that has weekly and monthly calendars, laminated tabs, QUILT PATTERNS, and so much more! 2 patterns available in the planner, 12 available as a downloadable e-book. Cool, right? The planner also includes graph paper for sketching, lists to keep track of your WIPs, and more.

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The photography in the planner was done by Kitty Wilkin. It is fun to see all of the quilts photographed in Kitty’s home state of Maine.

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Don’t you want to wander through the forest? I can’t wait to get my planner–check it out today.

Quilters Planner Stats:

$39.95 (volume discount available)
216 pages
8” x 10” (Quilters Planner Mini also available)
Laminated tabs; pocket on back
Available for sale here
Sew along with the weekly sew along
14 quilt patterns (from designers listed below)

+ so much more

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Can you believe this is block #19 in the Summer Sampler 2016? This block is called Horsetail Falls, designed by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter.  I love that her block is named after one of her favorite Utah hikes! Amy has been posting some beautiful fall pictures on her Instagram account (@diaryofaquilter), so check them out. Ironically, I didn’t realize this block was a little different than Amy’s block until it was all finished–I was so worried about getting my sheep facing the right way, I didn’t realize that I had cut one of them out wrong! I guess I will call it a “design element.”

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I’m not sure if I am the only one or not, but I only have tiny pieces left of some of my favorite fabrics I have used in this quilt. Luckily, our last block uses very small pieces (it is an enjoy the journey kind of a block), so you should be fine!

I have been working on my layout for my blocks–in a few weeks, Faith, Lee and I will each be sharing a different layout with finishing instructions. Let’s get these quilts finished!

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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)
#summersampler2016 Instagram Posts
We hope you sew along with us! 

 

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Hi friends! I’m so excited to introduce Holladay Star, block #18 in the Summer Sampler 2016. This is the last (of 3) blocks that I designed for the sampler [the other two are Sugarhouse and Piccolo Park], and a fun take on a traditional star block.

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If you don’t love curves, or they make you nervous, repeat after me: “If Katie can make this, I can make this.” But seriously, the pattern gives you a little bit of leeway, and once you sew and trim the quarter curve blocks, you are good to go!

I mocked up a few different color combinations/color placement examples for you–happy sewing!

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This is the example from the block mockup–Lee’s block will look something like this

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Fun to see an ombre block, and it’s reverse

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This one almost gets rid of the star entirely–it is similar to Lee’s Trail Crossing block, with a twist.

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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