Summer Sampler Series

The Summer Sampler Series is now complete, but you can still make this quilt!

Summer Sampler Series Anthology
Katie of Swim Bike Quilt, Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts and I have gathered all of the Summer Sampler Series tutorials, paper-piecing templates, inspiration, and more into one convenient package: The Summer Sampler Series Anthology. This 86-page PDF booklet also includes some exclusive PDF-only content such as a mini-lesson in value and color placement. It's available now at Craftsy, my pattern shop, Faith's pattern shop, and Katie's pattern shop.

The block tutorials will also remain available for free on our blogs. Links to all of the tutorials are below. Each block is 12.5" unfinished.

July 11: Block #1, Star of Virginia - Swim, Bike, Quilt
July 13: Block #2 - Greek Cross - Fresh Lemons Quilts
July 15: Block #3 - Mosaic - Freshly Pieced

July 18: Block #4, Flower Garden Path, Swim, Bike, Quilt
July 20: Block #5 - Star, Fresh Lemons Quilts
July 22: Block #6 - Arkansas Traveler, Freshly Pieced

July 25: Block #7, Six-Pointed String Block, Swim, Bike, Quilt
July 27: Block #8 - Lucky Pieces Block, Fresh Lemons Quilts
July 29: Block #9 - Minnesota Block, Freshly Pieced

August 1: Block #10, Evening Star, Swim, Bike, Quilt
August 3: Block #11 - Rocky Road to Kansas, Fresh Lemons Quilts
August 5: Block #12 - Kansas Dust Storm, Freshly Pieced

Fabric Requirements: We estimate that each 12.5 inch (unfinished) quilt block will take the equivalent of a fat quarter to make. Three yards of printed fabric and two yards of solids should be more than enough.

Quilting Basics: There are many helpful online tutorials for beginning quilters—Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson! has a great series here: Quilt Making Basics.

Summer Sampler Series Flickr Group: We'd love to see your fabric selections, process shots, and answer any questions through the flickr group!

Based on blocks in the book Encyclopedia Of Pieced Quilt Patterns, by Barbara Brackman. (The book is not necessary to participate in the quilt-along, although we highly recommend picking it up!)

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Can I make a quilt that looks just like one of yours? Of course! You don't need my permission for that. But remember, it's polite (and helpful to others) to credit your source of inspiration.

Can I share one of your photos on my blog or website? Probably! But please contact me for permission first. Use of my photos for commercial purposes is prohibited.

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Can I sell individual items made from your tutorials or patterns? Yes! As long as you don't open a factory and start churning out hundreds of them. : ) And please do not reproduce or sell the patterns or tutorials themselves. Thank you!