Epic Summer Sampler

Have you ever wondered what all of the Summer Sampler blocks would look like in a giant, King sized quilt? No? Well, ta da!  Faith spent some time  in Adobe Illustrator mocking up all the blocks that have been part of all three Summer Samplers – 2011, 2016, and 2017.

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I’m really tempted to start a long term project and make this quilt–what do you think??

From Faith

“This quilt is huge – king sized at 92″ x 108″. There are 49 blocks. I spaced them out so there is an inch between the block rows and about 3-1/4″ between the block columns. I mocked them up using the colors from the Cotton + Steel Basics collections.”

This year’s Sampler launched this week, so if you sign up now, you aren’t behind at all!

Purchase the Summer Sampler here

Happy sewing!

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Millcreek Star Sewn

Today is the day! The first block in the Summer Sampler 2017: Summer Star Medallion hit subscriber inboxes this morning! Are you quilting along with us??

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Purchase the Summer Sampler here

 Lee, Faith, and I, and the other designers have been working hard for the last few months to get everything ready, and we are so happy to finally launch this 17 block block-of-the-week sampler!
millcreek star 2017 summer sampler

The first block is called the Millcreek Star, named after a beautiful canyon that is near my house. Shown is the 6” size; as a reminder, there are instructions for 12” and 6” (finished) blocks in each pattern. I haven’t actually made very many smaller blocks, so this one was kind of fun.
millcreek star step out 2017

After going back and forth on fabric choices about 10 times, I decided to finally use some of my favorite fabrics by Anna Maria Horner that I have been saving over the years. This is going to be a riot of color type of quilt, as her fabrics are bold, with vivid color stories and striking prints. I think I am going to choose a print and a near solid for each block, but I guess we shall see as the weeks go on!

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In the mockup, this block uses 5 different solids. I love seeing how different a block can look, depending on how you choose and place your fabrics.
SSS2017 Summer Star MedallionInterested in joining along??

Summer Sampler Information at a Glance

See this post for all of the details.

Purchase Info:

$24.99–this one time fee gets you access to each of the block instructions, which are delivered to your email inbox weekly, as well as finishing instructions and access to a subscriber only Facebook group.

Purchase the Summer Sampler here

Delivery Info:
Each Monday, subscribers will get an email with a link to that week’s block pattern. If they create an account with Lee’s pattern shop, the weekly pdfs will also be available there. Anyone who subscribes after the launch (May 15) will receive a link for past week’s blocks too.
 SSS2017 a few stars Summer Star Medallion copy
Quilt Along and Social Media:
Similar to last year, there is a subscribers-only Facebook group, which is a great place to share photos, ask questions, interact with quilters and designers, and celebrate progress! We are hosting a formal quilt along, and hope you join in. If you post photos on Instagram, please use the hashtag #summersampler2017.
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SSS2017 Summer Star Medallion

I’m so happy to announce that the 2017 Summer Sampler: Summer Star Medallion goes on sale today. Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts, Lee of Freshly Pieced, and I, along with a number of designers (listed below) have been working hard on this beautiful, innovative design for the past few months.

Details

Each week, beginning Monday, May 15th, you will receive a pattern for one quilt block in your email inbox. You will receive full instructions for making each block in two different sizes: 12” finished and 6” finished, allowing you maximum design flexibility when putting your quilt together. We’re also giving you a bonus coloring/planning page.

After 17 weeks of gorgeous star blocks, on Monday, September 11th you will receive instructions for putting them all together into our “Summer Star Medallion” layout. This will include patterns for the Sawtooth Star and Flying Geese “filler blocks” and half-square triangle border.

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Purchase Info:

Available for the pre-sale price of $19.99; on Monday, May 15, the price reverts back to the normal $24.99.

Purchase the Summer Sampler here

Delivery Info:
Each Monday, subscribers will get an email with a link to that week’s block pattern. If they create an account with Lee’s pattern shop, the weekly pdfs will also be available there. Anyone who subscribes after the launch (May 15) will receive a link for past week’s blocks too.
 SSS2017 a few stars Summer Star Medallion copy
Quilt Along and Social Media:
Similar to last year, there is a subscribers-only Facebook group, which is a great place to share photos, ask questions, interact with quilters and designers, and celebrate progress! We are hosting a formal quilt along, and hope you join in. If you post photos on Instagram, please use the hashtag #summersampler2017.
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Fabric Requirements:
Participants:
Holly DeGroot[@bijoulovely]

Karen Lewis [@karenlewistextiles]

Lynne Goldsworthy [@lilysquilts]

AnneMarie Chany [genxquilters]

Kelly Bowser [@kelbysews]

Lee Heinrich [@freshlypieced]

Faith Jones [@freshlemonsquilts]

Katie Blakesley [@swimbikequilt]

Coupon Code: Also included is a 15% off coupon for a number of participating shops, which is good for a 1 time use and expires May 14.

Happy sewing!!!

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Braddock Road Quilt Pattern CoverI released 5 patterns in the last few months, and realized that I never shared this one here. This is the Braddock Road quilt pattern, available in my shop here.
Braddock Road Quilt Pattern Materials

This digital PDF quilt pattern  includes directions for a throw size quilt (68” x 76”).

This graphic, simple quilt looks great with solids, prints, or a combination of the two.

This 8 page pattern has clear instructions, full color illustrations, and coloring pages to help plan your quilt.

 

EU customers: please see my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SwimBikeQuilt?ref=hdr_shop_men
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I’ve always loved the quilting on this one–it was quilted by Cindy Luby . Happy quilting!

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