Monday, June 17, 2019

Summer Sampler 2019 :: Victorian Tile

So it was a really full week, and I had to postpone the latest Summer Sampler block till I ticked a couple of other things off my list. But the opportunity finally came to tackle it. Can't say I was thrilled to face even more HSTs, but that's what it took.

The block design was by Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily's Quilts, whose 'piecing bootcamp' technique was nested seams. And though I've nested seams plenty of times, I don't think I've ever given them a thought when making half-square triangles, so that was enlightening, and obviously a good thing. Meanwhile, we're four blocks in and I'm feeling pretty good about things!

Week 3: Curious Crossing [improvisational piecing]
 Week 2: Pixelations [half-square triangles]     Week 1: Spring Fever [precision piecing]


  1. They ARE looking good, Debbie! Your fabric choices for blocks look nice together. When it comes time to putting them all together, do you think you'll do an unconventional layout? Maybe add improv? I always like seeing what you come up with.

  2. Love the dark star points, dramatic effect!

  3. Great piecing Debbie. I like the Curious Crossing block best so far.

  4. It's always a treat being able to see a group of the blocks together. It gives me a much better picture and of things to come. I think you are on to something!!