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Just checking in to share that I’m having a Summer Sale in my PDF Pattern shop! All PDFs are 20% off–check it out! Code: SUMMER20 ends Friday, June 16.

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Alchemy Star_Summer Sampler 2017It is Monday, which means it is Summer Sampler 2017 time!

This is Block #5, Alchemy, designed by AnneMarie Chany of Gen X Quilters.  I love the versatility of this block–you could use any number of fabric combinations and fabric placements, and come up with something totally different.  I also learned a new-to-me stitch and flip construction, so the aqua points are actually diamonds, and not flying geese.  Cool.

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Why doesn’t my block coloring follow the model?  Funny/not funny story about this block–I have a bin of Anna Maria Horner fabric–some tiny scraps, some yardage, and everything in between, from a number of lines, stretching back to when I first started sewing, and her Garden Party and Good Folks lines. I found *exactly* enough of this great light orange print from Innocent Crush, and I carefully cut out my pieces.

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Somehow, I left the cut piece for the center square (which is now bright coral/orange) folded on my cutting table, and didn’t realize it. I cut some fabric on top of it (what! how? the horror!) and cut the folded piece in two, leaving no way to repair it because of angle of the cut on the fold.

I auditioned about 20 center fabrics before I finally found one that I liked. I don’t usually work with such involved prints, and I have found it challenging. Its good to be challenged every once in a while.

Any tips for working with involved prints?

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Interested in joining in the fun? It isn’t too late!

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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Epic Summer Sampler

Have you ever wondered what all of the Summer Sampler blocks would look like in a giant, King sized quilt? No? Well, ta da!  Faith spent some time  in Adobe Illustrator mocking up all the blocks that have been part of all three Summer Samplers – 2011, 2016, and 2017.

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I’m really tempted to start a long term project and make this quilt–what do you think??

From Faith

“This quilt is huge – king sized at 92″ x 108″. There are 49 blocks. I spaced them out so there is an inch between the block rows and about 3-1/4″ between the block columns. I mocked them up using the colors from the Cotton + Steel Basics collections.”

This year’s Sampler launched this week, so if you sign up now, you aren’t behind at all!

Purchase the Summer Sampler here

Happy sewing!

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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??

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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!
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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.
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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!

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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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