Summer Sampler 2016

Summer Sampler 2016
Hosted by: Freshly Pieced, Fresh Lemons Quilts, Swim Bike Quilt
Started: May 2016
Finished Blocks: December 2016
Fabrics: Kona Cottons - Shadow, Medium Grey, Pickle, Wasabi.  Art Gallery Denim - Smooth Denim in Indigo Shadow. Moda print - Chic Neutrals Geometric Gems/Off White

For the Summer Sampler, I am going with a limited palette - a couple of greys, a subtly different green and yellow,  a low volume grey on white print and a lightweight denim. Originally, I chose a rainbow fat quarter bundle to be backed with a long-hoarded Anna Maria Horner print, Summer Totem.  However, while playing at my sewing table, I noticed how well an Art Gallery Fabric denim paired with the Summer Totem.  Then I pulled in some nearby Kona pickle and added some grey to bring in a neutral.  Over the next few days, I waffled between the rainbow bundle or this newly discovered palette.  It was a total accident, but I could not get the denim idea out of my head.  I had to try it.  So far, I'm loving it.  It feels subdued, but with a pop of cool color from the pickle and wasabi. The pops of denim add some nice texture and dimension.

This rendering of the sampler grabbed my attention quickly.

My original fabric pull. Pretty and summery.

An idea started to form.

Block 1: Turkey Vulture

Block 2: Summer Slice

Block 3: X Spot
Block 4: Snow Cone
Block 5: Sugarhouse
Block 6: Canyon Corner

Block 7: Trail Crossing

Block 8: Deck of Cards

Block 9: Curves Block
Block 10: Parallel

Block 11: Ombre Cross

Block 12: Around the Corner
Progress shot!

Block 13: Diamond Ladder
Block 14: Piccolo Park

Block 17: Triangles (modified layout)


Block 15: Sunbeam
Block 16: Starshine
Block 19: Horsetail Falls

Block 18: Holladay Star
Block 20 (last block): Tiled Stars


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