Summer Sampler 2016 // Week 16 [Starshine]

Summer Sampler 2016 Starshine Block

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I love Mondays, because it means a new Summer Sampler 2016 block is released! Today’s block is Starshine, #16, designed by Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely.

This week’s block is all about paper piecing. If you need a quick refresher, Faith has a paper piecing tutorial from an earlier Summer Sampler block, but the process is the same.

Lee has a great paper piecing tutorial on Bernina’s blog.

And my advice–this block has 8 paper pieced segments. Instead of cutting out the 5 pieces (x 8 blocks) before you start, cut out 1 block’s worth. Sew the block up, and make sure all of the pieces are big enough for the way you like to paper piece. If I had done this, I would have made the yellow piece a little bit bigger. I didn’t carefully check my segments as I was piecing them, and had to cheat and add a little fabric to the star points. It isn’t anything you can really notice, but I would have preferred to check my pieces first!

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I know it seems like summer is over, but don’t despair! We still have 4 more weeks of Summer Sampler fun.


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 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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