Sunday, July 5, 2020

2019 Summer Sampler Update

I participated in the Summer Sampler 2019 hosted by Lee @ Freshly Pieced (and others), but I didn't finish all my blocks.  The last block I made was #14.  For Block #15, we needed to cut 16 concave and 16 convex pieces, all from templates.  😲  Needless to say, I procrastinated with that block...and then all the rest of the blocks.

I am sewing along with the Summer Sampler 2020 this year and decided to re-visit the 2019 version.

Block 16 - Twist and Turn
Technique:  unusual angles

You'll notice that I skipped Block 15 -- still not ready to tackle the curved templates.  I think it was at this point that I decided not to do the curved layout when piecing the blocks together.

Block 17 - Scattered
Technique:  hexagons without y-seams

After the hexagons, the love for these blocks started to disappear.

Block 18 - Mission Beach
Technique:  hourglass blocks

Block 21 used templates.  Block 20 was half rectangle triangles and paper piecing.  Block 19 makes flying geese -- 2.5 x 4.5 inch and 1.5 x 2.5 inch.  So in the category of Life's Too Short, I decided I was done with this QAL.  I had made 17 of the 21 blocks, so plenty to piece a quilt top.

So I'm off to add some sashing between the blocks and get them pieced into a top.  Then I can consider this WIP complete and move it to my list of quilt tops that need to be quilted.  😉


  1. Smart woman! Quilting is to be fun, and not stressful, so I am glad you continued in that vein. The blocks you have are wonderful. I particularly like the hexagons one in this post.

  2. I think it's wise to know when to stop. I look forward to seeing what you have come together!

  3. LOLI know exactly how you feel. I have put projects off for a couple of years because they were just too much. I even gave one away after I decided I will never finish it. I LOVE the hourglass block. I really like how equilateral triangle quilts look when they are finished but every time I start one, I tell myself never again.

  4. When you're not having fun it is time to stop and move on to something you will enjoy. Nice blocks btw and I can't wait to see them in a quilt.

  5. I think it is good to do what you need. What for the day you are feeling courageous to tackle the intimidating parts. Sometimes moving forward helps us get ready to go back and face the harder parts.

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