Millcreek Star // Block #1// Summer Sampler 2017

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??


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!

Millcreek Star_Color

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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  1. Verena
    Posted May 15, 2017 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    This will be such a fun block to start with!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted May 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

      thanks! i would love to make an entire quilt out of these.

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