Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Summer in January

WIPWednesday
January in these parts has been either frigid cold or dreary and rainy. So I'm bringing a little summer into my life right now with more Summer Sampler Series blocks, as I work along with my Modern Sampler class students.

Flower Garden Path block Flower Garden Path. I thought I might hate the color scheme of this block once I sewed it together—but now I think it's my favorite one that I've made so far.

Six-Pointed Star block Six-Pointed Star. Such a great block. I forgot how much I love this one!

Summer Sampler Series Anthology
And tomorrow is the day that Faith, Katie and I will be making the full Summer Sampler Series Anthology available in PDF format. The PDF collects all of the block tutorials and paper-piecing templates into one handy (86-page!) booklet, plus there are lots of tips, design hints, PDF-exclusive content, and pictures of blocks and completed quilts to inspire you. Check out any of our three blogs tomorrow for more details!

Whatcha workin' on? Here are the rules for the linky:

1. Link up any post from the past week that features at least one unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog. (Or grab my WIP Wednesday button for your sidebar.)
3. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links. Because really, what fun is a linky party without comments?



37 comments:

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I love the colours you've chosen - very summery indeed!

Debbie said...

I really loved doing the Summer Sampler!! Your new blocks are so nice!

Anne said...

That six-pointed star is so beautiful!

Karen@littlebirdiequilting said...

I love the 6-pointed star- solid colours really can look great!

diane said...

wow, 86 pages. That's one heck of a download. I love all your work and hope I can try a few of the blocks in the new pattern.

Kirsty said...

I love the colours of your blocks

judi garber said...

The star block is so pretty. I will be adding the Sampler to my to do list.

MsMidge said...

LOVE those colours!!

Kylie Lloyd said...

Lee the solid colors in the sampler blocks are popping out. The are definitely cheerful.

Geta Grama said...

wonderful colors for your blocks.

Pat Merkle said...

Great blocks, love the solids!

Beth said...

The blocks look great.

Dee said...

Just love the colors you've chosen! They're perfect pick me ups!

factotum-of-arts.com said...

I love the solids and the colors you are working with. The blocks look great - the quilt with all these together will be amazing :-)

delilah thomas said...

I love doing sampler blocks. I'm working on some right now. I think part of the fun and challenge is picking the colors to coordinate together. Yours are beautiful!

Maria from Cuddle Bug Kids said...

I love the bold colors in your 6 pointed star and am enjoying reading through your blog! I'm new to the world of quilting but love your modern style - makes me interested!

Nutsy Coco said...

I love the star! Very pretty combination of colors.

Lisa said...

I LOVE your blocks! They're so bright and happy :)

LynCC said...

LOVE those colors together in the top block! (which is not to say that the star block isn't gorgeous, too) :)

Heidi Grohs said...

I just love the depth of the colors! Not wispy summer, but hot, go to the beach, jump in the pool kind of summer!

Leila said...

I just saw some of Joel Dewberry's Heirloom line in person last week in the orange/aqua colorway and am totally crushing on it. This block cements my love. ;) And the star is just as cheery as can be.
BTW, did your mirage quilt get accepted to QuiltCon?

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

LOVE your six pointed star block!!! Can't wait for the full pdf version of this series.
Amanda

Scrapatches said...

Your Summer Sampler blocks are gorgeous! Warms my northern heart.

I have linked up again today.

Thnak you for running these wonderful WIP Wednesdays. Sew much inspiration!

Have a happy quilty day ... :) Pat

Becca said...

Love those colors!

Marit said...

Such warm and bright colors! Longing for spring... Love that six pointed star block too!

Katy Cameron said...

Love the colours you're using, so summery!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Always a pleasure, Lee. Love the fresh color of your fabrics

Kelly Cole said...

that is a beautiful block! It reminds me of the southwest. Congrats on the PDF, very excited for you ladies!

Newbie Jen said...

I love both these blocks! I am so glad I saw them in solids, one may end up being the block I choose for a solids bee I am participating in. Thanks!!

Rosa said...

Love your stunning and wonderful blocks.Congrats on the PDF,that`s great!!

Barbie Mills said...

These blocks are gorgeous! I love both color schemes.

traceyjay said...

such a great idea to compile all of those! :)

Cathy Tomm said...

Great blocks!

marcella said...

Love those colors in your first block! I don't think I'd ever imagine to put them together but they really look lovely.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your color choices are amazing! I so love your work!

Katie said...

I love that you used solid fabrics and the colors are perfect! Your work is amazing!

Katie

Rachel said...

I really like your Flower Garden Path Block. I'm trying to work up the nerve to do something using only solids. It's good to be reminded that they can look so pretty together.

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