Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Summer Sampler 2019

Every year for the last few years I've taken part in the Summer Sampler hosted by @freshlemonquilts @lee.a.heinrich and @swimbikequilt. And at no point have I stayed up to date with the schedule of one block per week. I doubt that will change this year, but I've signed up nonetheless.

This year's layout is amazing, with each block pieced in its own bubble - check out the designers to have a look! I originally planned to follow their colour scheme but using my own fabrics from my stash and Tula Pink Designer Solids in putty for the background. Here's my first block...

I just didn't work... So I had a regroup. I've been hoarding a lot of Comma fabric for a long time. It's a line by Zen Chic from 2013 (I just looked that up and was amazed how long ago that was). It was one of the first ranges I ever bought a full fat quarter bundle of. I broke it up, added it to my stash and used it in so many projects. The fabrics were beautiful. But then I started regretting not using it to make me a Comma Quilt. So I pulled out anything that was left in my stash. Some lovely Instagram people helped me with some more bits and pieces and I found a shop in the UK that still had some left - amazing!!!! I've bought it all now, but if you want to show them some love, it's New Threads Quilt Shop. Anyway... I decided this was the time to use the fabric! So here is block one version 2:

Block 2:

Block 4:

And block 5: my favourite so far

Block 3 is a scrappy block, so I'm going to wait until the end to make it. I'm very aware that I have a finite amount of the fabric, and can't just go and buy some more, so I'm being very careful. The technique in block 4 has quite a bit of waste, so if I wait until the end I might have enough scraps left from making all the other (foundation pieced) blocks, to get the same look without cutting into the fat quarters.

Blocks 6 and 7 are in my inbox, just waiting for more printer ink to arrive so I can get started. Block 6 is all about curves and block 7 is another foundation pieced block.

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