Summer Sampler 2016 // Week 18 [Holladay Star]


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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.


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!


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




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 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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  1. kaholly
    Posted September 12, 2016 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    Looks like a fun block!

  2. Rosemaryflower
    Posted September 12, 2016 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    very pretty!!

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  • […] a good clue that we are nearing the end of this project. This week’s block, Holladay Star by Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt, is our last curves block. And we are going out with a bang – 12 curves to […]

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