Mega Sampler Quilt Along–Let’s Do This!

Epic Summer Sampler

 

I never thought I would love making samplers quite as much as I do (my Summer Sampler 2017 is finished, I need to share photos here). When Faith put together this Mega Sampler mockup, Lee and I decided we *had* to make it. It is a generous King sized quilt, and I need a quilt for my new bed, so… hurray! And like Lee said, I’m feeling a little lost without a regular weekly block to make.  Surprisingly, I think I’m going to try to make the quilt exactly as Faith mocked it up. I can never follow patterns, even my own, but this quilt is so stunning, I’m going to go for it.

Lee and I would love to have you join us! Or at least follow along with our insanity.

Because Lee said it so well, I am sharing her words below.  These are her blocks–aren’t they incredible!!?? [Check out her post here]

Lee's Mega Sampler Blocks

“This mock-up is EVERY SUMMER SAMPLER BLOCK that LeeFaith, and I have put out, over the course of three Summer Sampler patterns—2011 (the original quilt-along), 2016, and 2017. It’s 49 blocks in all! When I saw them all together like this, I knew I needed to do it.

And so we are: One block a week. Who’s in?

Hopefully most of you already have the Summer Sampler patterns! If not, they are available here. And for a limited time, if you order two or more Summer Sampler patterns, we’ll give you $5 off. Just enter the promo code “MEGA” at check-out. (Please note that the 2011 blocks are also available for free in blog posts—click here for links to all the posts—or you can purchase the 2011 blocks in one convenient PDF.)

My plan is to just post the blocks as I finish them on my Instagram feed, which you can follow hereInstagram feed, which you can follow here. I’m starting the week of Oct. 16—the schedule for the first several months is below. I’ll be posting my blocks under the #megaquiltalong hashtag and I hope you will too! You can also post your blocks in the Summer Sampler Facebook groups (the Facebook groups are available to verified pattern purchasers only), and I’m sure I’ll be updating you on my progress here occasionally as well.” ~Lee

I can’t wait to get started. Today is the Week 3, and the blocks so far are super simple. You can definitely start if you haven’t yet!!!

MEGA QUILT-ALONG SCHEDULE
(The first several months of it, anyway.)

Week of Oct. 16
Star of Virginia (by Katie Blakesley, Swim Bike Quilt)
Summer Sampler 2011, Block 1

Week of Oct. 23
Turkey Vulture (by AnneMarie Chany, Gen X Quilters)
Summer Sampler 2016, Block 1

Week of Oct. 30
Millcreek Star (by Katie Blakesley, Swim Bike Quilt)
Summer Sampler 2017, Block 1

Week of Nov. 6
Greek Cross (by Faith Jones, Fresh Lemons Quilts)
Summer Sampler 2011, Block 2

Week of Nov. 13
Summer Slice (by Allison Harris, Cluck Cluck Sew)
Summer Sampler 2016, Block 2

Week of Nov. 20
Tilted Star (by Karen Lewis, Karen Lewis Textiles)
Summer Sampler 2017, Block 2

Week of Nov. 27
Mosaic (by Lee Heinrich, Freshly Pieced)
Summer Sampler 2011, Block 3

Week of Dec. 4
Snow Cone (by Nicole Daksiewicz, Modern Handcraft)
Summer Sampler 2016, Block 3

Week of Dec. 11
Celestial Star (by Holly DeGroot, Bijou Lovely)
Summer Sampler 2017, Block 3

Week of Dec. 18
Flower Garden Path (by Katie Blakesley, Swim Bike Quilt)
Summer Sampler 2011, Block 4

Week of Jan. 1, 2018
X Spot (by Faith Jones, Fresh Lemons Quilts)
Summer Sampler 2016, Block 4

Week of Jan. 8
Rosetta Star (by Lee Heinrich, Freshly Pieced)
Summer Sampler 2017, Block 4

Week of Jan. 15
Star Block (by Faith Jones, Fresh Lemons Quilts)
Summer Sampler 2011, Block 5

Week of Jan. 22
Sugarhouse (by Katie Blakesley, Swim Bike Quilt)
Summer Sampler 2016, Block 5

Week of Jan. 29
Alchemy (by AnneMarie Chany, Gen X Quilters)
Summer Sampler 2017, Block 5

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2 Comments

  1. Posted October 31, 2017 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    Well, now, this is quite exciting!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted November 3, 2017 at 1:28 am | Permalink

      thanks! i’m already a few weeks behind, but that is life, right?

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