Summer Sampler Re-emergence

Now that I have finished several quilts and pillows for Christmas gifts, I can turn my attention back to my favorite quilting project ever (though my Dogs in Sweaters Quilt that I gave to my niece, Mary Frances, for Christmas is a close second). I really enjoyed working on the Summer Sampler 2017 last year (see my Post about this project that has some of the 17 feature blocks I sewed and provides a lot of information about this amazing skills-building sampler).

This New Year’s weekend I started working on the filler blocks that will help turn all my blocks into a gorgeous quilt top. I sewed all the large sawtooth stars and one of the small sawtooth stars. I also started working on the paper-pieced narrow flying geese units.


My January ‘18 One Monthly Goal is to sew the remaining 15 small sawtooth stars, make 23 more narrow flying geese units, sew 20 diagonal flying geese units, and make a total of 184 half-square triangles for the HST border. Whew!!! See the mock-up below, and keep in mind that I have substituted Kona Coal for white in this project:


I hope to as a bonus to finish my Wayward Transparency Lap quilt top this month, but no promises! I am trying very hard to get my Summer Sampler quilt top to the longarm quilter by mid-February, so most of my quilting energy/time will be directed to finishing this quilt top.

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: Jan ‘18 One Monthly Goal.


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12 Responses to Summer Sampler Re-emergence

  1. looks great. i need to find a January goal.


  2. Good luck making progress on your quilt. It will look stunning when you are finished!

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  3. Lisa says:

    I love the colour of your sawtooth stars. This is a good manageable goal.


  4. Becca says:

    I just finished my Summer Sampler top a week or so ago! It felt like a huge accomplishment–great goal!

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  5. patty says:

    Those are a lot of HST! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.


  6. That is a great goal – and an amazing quilt!

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  7. Tracie says:

    Wow, I love your quilt ❤️ I’m a huge fan of dark backgrounds.

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  8. I am really excited to see this quilt top come together for you Mary!

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  9. Lynette says:

    Wow – Wow! Go for it! That’s a lot of work, but when we love something like this, the energy is there for it. 🙂

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  12. Kally says:

    Oh Wow! Love this.


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