Monday, October 28, 2019

Summer Sampler 2019 :: Summertide Star

The Summertide Star designed by Faith/Fresh Lemons Quilts was the perfect final block for the Summer Sampler, especially since I actually enjoy sewing y-seams. I kinda think y-seams cause more angst than they need to. Or the thought of y-seams causes more angst, because they really aren't that tricky.

If you're not sure, check out Faith’s tutorials on the technique: Y-Seams Journal Photo Tutorial and Y-Seams Tutorial Video, and I'm sure you'll be a convert.

So now that all my blocks are done, I've chosen fabric for my setting blocks [Kona Storm + Kona Shadow] and need to start in on those soon. Wish me luck!

Week 20: Summer Kites [half-rectangle triangles]
Week 19: Heat Wave [flying geese]      Week 18: Mission Beach [hourglass blocks]
Week 17: Scattered [half-hexagons]     Week 16: Twist and Turn [equilateral triangles]
Week 15: Circle Gets the Square [color and fabric placement]
Week 14: Dandelion Clock [freehand foundation piecing/improvisational curves]
Week 13: Altitude [diamonds]     Week 12: Fussy Love [fussy-cutting]
Week 11: Bird's Eye Weave [stripes+curves]     Week 10: Off Kilter [partial seams]
Week 9: Oasis [inset pieced circle]     Week 8: Fierce [tiny piecing]
Week 7: Sparkler [transparency]     Week 6: Cul de Sac [curves]
Week 5: Rope Twist [paper-piecing]     Week 4: Victorian Tile [nested seams]
Week 3: Curious Crossing [improvisational piecing]
 Week 2: Pixelations [half-square triangles]     Week 1: Spring Fever [precision piecing]


  1. good luck! sound like great colors for the setting blocks

  2. Will you do the on-point diamonds or the curves?