Summer Sampler 2016 // Week #19 [Horsetail Falls]


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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.”


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 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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  1. Karen
    Posted September 19, 2016 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Looks like Little Bo Peep’s sheep, making a run for it! Love your choice of colos.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted September 27, 2016 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

      that made me smile!

  2. Posted June 19, 2017 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Hi, are the blocks also sold individually? It’s a great price for full pattern but just wondered. Thanks.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted June 19, 2017 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

      thanks for stopping by. I’m sorry, they aren’t sold individually.

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