A Quilty Kind of Girl

July 6, 2010

Week One – Summer Star Sampler Quilt Along 2010

Filed under: Summer Quilt Along 2010,Summer Star Sampler,Tutorial Tuesday — quiltcetera @ 5:00 am

Hello all my Quilty Friends!
Finally the day has come, to begin the Summer Quilt Along! I am super excited and I hope you all have loads of fun quilting through the HOT summer months. 🙂 Now for a few important notes….
Both versions of the Summer Star Sampler have the same 12 basic blocks. For the first six weeks, everyone will have the same instructions for making blocks.

Here are the fabric requirements in case you missed it.

Download Advanced Fabric Requirements (Advanced w/large center block) Download Advanced Fabric Requirements
Here’s another look at the finished Advanced Summer Sampler

Download Beginner Fabric Requirements (Beginner without center block) Download Beginner Fabric Requirements
Here’s another look at the finished Beginner Summer Sampler

Week One – blocks one and two.
Week Two – blocks three and four.
Week Three – blocks five and six.
Week Four – blocks seven and eight.
Week Five – blocks nine and ten.
Week Six – blocks eleven and twelve.
Week Seven… The advanced quilt version will make the center medallion block in week seven, and the beginners will have a week off or to catch up.
Week eight… brings squaring blocks and putting them together with sashings.
Week nine… will be the borders.

Please use this pattern only for your very own personal use. 🙂 If you own a quilt shop or would like to use these patterns in some other way, they will be available for sale very soon. Contact me if you are interested.

Feel free to join the Summer Star Sampler Quilt Along 2010 Flickr group and share your fabrics and progress! I would LOVE to see what you have created!! You can find the Flickr group here.

Block One

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Block One.

Cutting Directions for Block One

Fig Tree Quilts Brown Suede – Cut ONE square measuring (6 1/2) X (6 1/2) inches.
Fig Tree Quilts Sea Glass Green – Cut FOUR squares measuring (3 7/8) X (3 7/8) inches.
Fig Tree Quilts Apple Green – Cut ONE square measuring (7 1/4) X (7 1/4) inches.
Cut FOUR squares 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches.

Piecing Block One

Summer Star Quilt Along.

The fabrics used to make the flying geese units in block one.

The first step is to make four flying geese units for the star points. These are the two fabrics you will use to make flying geese units.
FOUR squares of Sea Glass Green measuring 3 7/8 X 3 7/8 inches
ONE square of apple green measuring 7 1/4 X 7 1/4 inches.
You can find my tutorial for making flying geese here.
Press seams towards the smaller triangles.

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Make four Flying Geese units.

Trim the flying geese units to remove the bulky little triangles.
They should measure 3.5 X 6.5 inches.

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Sew the patches together in 3 rows.

Lay out your patches as shown in the photo.
Sew patches together in three rows.
Press the top and bottom rows outwards.
Press the middle row towards the middle.
Finish by stitching the top and bottom rows to the middle section.

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The completed Block One.

Press the final two seams towards the center of the block. There! Finished block one…. Isn’t it pretty? 🙂

Block Two

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Block two.

Cutting Instructions for Block Two

Fig Tree Quilts Chantilly Cream – Cut ONE square measuring (5 1/4) X (5 1/4) inches.
Cut FOUR rectangles measuring (4 1/2) X (2 1/2) inches.
Fig Tree Quilts Sea Glass Green –
Cut TEN squares measuring (2 1/2) X (2 1/2) inches.
Fig Tree Quilts Apple Green –
Cut TWO squares measuring (2 1/2) X (2 1/2) inches.
Cut FOUR squares measuring (2 7/8) X (2 7/8) inches.
Fig Tree Quilts Rose –
Cut EIGHT squares measuring (2 1/2) X (2 1/2) inches.

Piecing Instructions for Block Two

Summer Star Quilt Along 2010

The fabrics used for the flying geese in block two.

The first step is to make four flying geese units for the star points.
These are the two fabrics you will use to make flying geese units.
Chantilly Cream – ONE square measuring (5 1/4) X (5 1/4) inches &
Apple Green – FOUR squares measuring (2 7/8) X (2 7/8) inches.
You can find my tutorial for making flying geese here.
Press seams towards the smaller triangles.

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Attach a flying geese unit to a background rectangle.

Trim the corners off the four flying geese.
Fabrics used for this step are:
Chantilly Cream -FOUR rectangles measuring (4 1/2) X (2 1/2) inches. Attach one rectangle to each of the four flying geese, as shown in the picture.

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The center four patch sewn together.

Now to make the center four patch.
Fabrics used for this step are:
Sea Glass Green – TWO squares measuring (2 1/2) X (2 1/2) inches &
Apple Green – TWO squares measuring (2 1/2) X (2 1/2) inches.
For instructions on how to make a four patch, you can see my Nesting Seams in a Four Patch tutorial here.

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The outer corners of the block.

Now to make FOUR more four patches which will be the outer corners of the block.
Fabrics needed for this step are:
Sea Glass Green – squares measuring (2 1/2) X (2 1/2) inches &
Rose – Cut EIGHT squares measuring (2 1/2) X (2 1/2) inches.
For instructions on how to make a four patch, you can see my Nesting Seams in a Four Patch tutorial here.

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Sew the block together in 3 rows.

Time to put Block Two together!
Layout the patches you have created like you see in the photo.
Stitch together in three rows. Press the top and bottom rows towards the center.
Press the center row outwards.
Stitch the top and bottom rows to the middle row, and press the last two seams towards center.

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The finished block two.

Well there you have it! Two blocks down!

Please send me any questions you may have regarding this quilt along. I would love to hear your comments and suggestions!

A very special an HUGE thank you goes out to FatQuarterShop.Com for their enthusiasm and support of this project!

Need Fabric? Shop Fat Quarter Shop!!

68 Comments »

  1. Hi Bradie!!!!

    I as wondering how we can print out the instructiuons so that I have it in front of me & not having to keep refering to the computer all the time!!!

    Regards
    Dannielle

    Comment by Dannielle Noonan — July 6, 2010 @ 5:14 am | Reply

    • Hi Dannielle!
      I do like your suggestion, but I will be unable to do that at this time. 😦 You should be able toprint off the pages as they are though. Good luck and great job on finishing the first block already!!

      Comment by quiltcetera — July 6, 2010 @ 4:25 pm | Reply

    • I just copy and paste what I want onto a word document – it works great!!

      Comment by Jane Brown — July 7, 2010 @ 6:56 am | Reply

  2. hi..do you have a printer with your computer?? i do ..and i just hit page preview and if it is what i want then i hit print but i watch carefully so that it does not print out tons of pages i don;t need..i stop it when it gets to the last part..like you i have to have it in front of me to do..happy piecing..

    Comment by merrie davis — July 6, 2010 @ 6:28 am | Reply

  3. Can you put these into pdf files So we can have them to look at
    thank you

    Comment by pat — July 6, 2010 @ 7:08 am | Reply

    • Hi Pat!
      Sorry, but they will not be available as a PDF.

      Comment by quiltcetera — July 6, 2010 @ 4:26 pm | Reply

  4. Looks like it will be pretty. Going shopping for fabric soon. Thanks

    Comment by Linda Cartwright — July 6, 2010 @ 7:25 am | Reply

  5. Are the blocks 12.5 inches unfinished?

    Comment by Michelle — July 6, 2010 @ 7:28 am | Reply

  6. looks great Bradie, can’t wait to get home tonight and get started. Gwen is doing this one too, so she and I are very different quilters so I can’t wait to see everyone’s different colour schemes. I’ll post a picture tonight on flickr of my fabric.
    thanks for doing this…summer will be best enjoyed with a quilty friend and a nice cold lemonade!

    Comment by Rhonda — July 6, 2010 @ 7:39 am | Reply

  7. wooohoooo this is so exciting!! Can not wait to get this one started 🙂

    Comment by Christine — July 6, 2010 @ 7:53 am | Reply

  8. Oooh wonderful. I have loads of odd jelly roll strips and other large scraps that I am going to use so off to start cutting.

    Comment by Janette — July 6, 2010 @ 8:15 am | Reply

    • Wonderful idea Janette! This is a perfect quilt for using up scraps!

      Comment by quiltcetera — July 6, 2010 @ 4:32 pm | Reply

  9. I have finished my first block!!!! Just had some Aster Manor lying around – so I made up the first block for the begginer quilt!!!! Will buy some more when I get a chance to get to the shop!!!! I have also decided to use Rural Jardin for the advanced quilt!!!! It is 12.40am Wed here in Australia so I think it is time for me to go to bed – can’t wait till next Tuesday for the next blocks – I will be online @ 9pm Tues night – have worked out that that is your 5am!!!!! 😀 LOL

    Comment by Dannielle Noonan — July 6, 2010 @ 8:41 am | Reply

  10. Are we supposed to use the same fabrics that you have used, or similar colors?

    Comment by Kathee williams — July 6, 2010 @ 10:09 am | Reply

    • Hi Kathee!
      You are welcome to use whatever fabrics you like!

      Comment by quiltcetera — July 6, 2010 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

  11. These blocks look wonderful!!! Now to figure out some fabrics……

    Thank you!

    SheilaC

    Comment by SheilaC — July 6, 2010 @ 11:31 am | Reply

    • Thanks Sheila! I’m sure you’ll have no trouble finding just the right fabrics!

      Comment by quiltcetera — July 6, 2010 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

  12. I had decided to make this quilt, but now I think that I must. Thanks for the pattern, Bradie. Looking forward to having some piecing fun with you over the next few weeks! I need some fun right now in between the customer quilts!

    Comment by Cindy in TN — July 6, 2010 @ 12:54 pm | Reply

  13. Wow, I’m excited about this project. I did not want to start another, but why not?? I need to shop for the fabic, not that I don’t have any, but I love your choices:)

    Comment by Christene — July 6, 2010 @ 4:09 pm | Reply

    • Christene, Part of the fun of being a quilter, is starting a new project – even when we shouldn’t!! LOL

      Comment by quiltcetera — July 6, 2010 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

  14. thanks so much, I love this quilt and the fabric you have chosen… off to start
    Hugs Dawn x x

    Comment by Dawn — July 6, 2010 @ 7:51 pm | Reply

  15. I’m waiting for my fabrics to arrive!!! I’ll catch up with you guys ASAP =-)

    Comment by ako — July 6, 2010 @ 8:41 pm | Reply

  16. One of the fabrics requirements says you need 15/16th of a yard – what is this???? I am in Australia & we don’t measure in yeard we measure in meters!!!!

    Comment by Dannielle Noonan — July 6, 2010 @ 11:36 pm | Reply

    • We use meters in Canada too.. I figured it out that .1 would be LOTS.

      Comment by Edna — July 7, 2010 @ 1:42 pm | Reply

      • Please ignore my last advice – I had figured 1/16 instead of 15/16ths.. Sorry! 15/16 of a yard is equal to .9 Meter.

        Comment by Edna — July 7, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

  17. My first two blocks are done thanks to a good sewing day yesterday. Your directions are clear and easy to follow and I am pleased with the results. Thanks! Here are the pictures: http://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/more-little-bits/

    (I really need to figure out Flikr one of these days)

    Deanna.

    Comment by weddingdressblue — July 7, 2010 @ 6:20 am | Reply

    • Yay Deanna! Your blocks look great! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — July 7, 2010 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  18. Wondering if this pattern will always be available on your blog or will it disappear after the quilt-along? I’m not able to start right away.

    Comment by Edna — July 7, 2010 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

    • The pattern will be on my blog until the end of September. 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — July 7, 2010 @ 4:17 pm | Reply

  19. I finished my blocks today. Thank you so much for the tutorial on flying geese. I have never been able to get these right. In fact, I usually avoid triangles altogether. I am completely proud of the today’s blocks.

    Comment by Beth Guenther — July 7, 2010 @ 10:17 pm | Reply

    • Hop you will share pics in the flickr group Beth! I’m really glad to hear that you have mastered a new skill!! 😀

      Comment by quiltcetera — July 10, 2010 @ 12:57 pm | Reply

  20. the package of fabrics arrived!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by ako — July 8, 2010 @ 9:26 am | Reply

  21. I copied and pasted them to a word document and then I could print them easily.

    Anett

    Comment by Anett Redding — July 8, 2010 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

  22. Do we need 28 different fabric designs

    Comment by Mary Sloan — July 8, 2010 @ 10:51 pm | Reply

    • Hi Mary,
      It is possible to make the quilt without so many fabrics. I will be writing about this tomorrow.

      Comment by quiltcetera — July 10, 2010 @ 12:56 pm | Reply

  23. This looks a great design. We have a yong one who is just started to stitch. This would be an ideal project for her next year, and for me as I struggle with piecing.

    Comment by Di — July 8, 2010 @ 10:59 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Di! Excited to hear about both of your progress!

      Comment by quiltcetera — July 10, 2010 @ 12:54 pm | Reply

  24. Made the first two blocks and posted pics on flickr. I don’t have a lot of Fig Tree fabrics right now, but some will be here soon. In the mien time I am using up leftover Sandi Henderson fabrics and scraps.

    Waiting for the next blocks to be posted!

    Comment by Wendy P — July 9, 2010 @ 3:57 pm | Reply

  25. Thank you for the flying geese tutorial. This made it so easy to make 4 at once. My first attempt and now I am hooked

    Comment by Janette — July 10, 2010 @ 12:27 pm | Reply

  26. Looking forward to Tuesday for the next two blocks

    Comment by Janette — July 10, 2010 @ 12:27 pm | Reply

  27. First two blocks finished. Looking forward to the next two. Thanks for sharing your pattern!
    http://inrainbowcolors.blogspot.com/

    Comment by Cheryl — July 11, 2010 @ 12:52 pm | Reply

  28. […] Week One – blocks one and two. Week Two – blocks three and four. Week Three – blocks five and six. Week Four – blocks seven and eight. Week Five – blocks nine and ten. Week Six – blocks eleven and twelve. Week Seven… The advanced quilt version will make the center medallion block in week seven, and the beginners will have a week off or to catch up. Week eight… brings squaring blocks and putting them together with sashings. Week nine… will be the borders. […]

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  29. Hello again, How are you ensuring that your seams actually match up if you are a beginning quilter? Do you just keep taking out the seams and rematching until they are perfect.

    Comment by Mary Sloan — July 17, 2010 @ 9:20 pm | Reply

  30. […] Week One – blocks one and two. Week Two – blocks three and four. Week Three – blocks five and six. Week Four – blocks seven and eight. Week Five – blocks nine and ten. Week Six – blocks eleven and twelve. Week Seven… The advanced quilt version will make the center medallion block in week seven, and the beginners will have a week off or to catch up. Week eight… brings squaring blocks and putting them together with sashings. Week nine… will be the borders. […]

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  31. […] Blocks 1 and 2 […]

    Pingback by Summer Star Sampler – Blocks 1 to 6 / Quilting Gallery — July 25, 2010 @ 8:01 am | Reply

  32. Bradie, I just found your site. This looks like so much fun. Love your fabric choices. I’m going to try the advanced version. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Comment by Char — July 25, 2010 @ 1:35 pm | Reply

  33. […] Week One – blocks one and two. Week Two – blocks three and four. <a href="Week Three – blocks five and six.https://quiltcetera.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/summer-star-sampler-quilt-along-2010-week-three/Week Four – blocks seven and eight. Week Five – blocks nine and ten. Week Six – blocks eleven and twelve. Week Seven… The advanced quilt version will make the center medallion block in week seven, and the beginners will have a week off or to catch up. Week eight… brings squaring blocks and putting them together with sashings. Week nine… will be the borders. […]

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  34. I love making the flying geese this way but I’m having trouble leaving enough room with the points and when I go to sew it together I cut off the points everytime….can you tell me what I’m doing wrong. I try doing a scant 1/4 seam….need help!!

    Comment by Lystra — July 31, 2010 @ 4:04 pm | Reply

    • Practice will make perfect with these, mine were the same in the beginning, but it does get better…. I promise!! 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — August 3, 2010 @ 1:34 am | Reply

  35. […] Week One – blocks one and two. Week Two – blocks three and four. Week Three – blocks five and six. Week Four – blocks seven and eight. Week Five – blocks nine and ten. Week Six – blocks eleven and twelve. Week Seven… The advanced quilt version will make the center medallion block in week seven, and the beginners will have a week off or to catch up. Week eight… brings squaring blocks and putting them together with sashings. Week nine… will be the borders. […]

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  36. […] Week One – blocks one and two. Week Two – blocks three and four. Week Three – blocks five and six. Week Four – blocks seven and eight. Week Five – blocks nine and ten. Week Six – blocks eleven and twelve. Week Seven… The advanced quilt version will make the center medallion block in week seven, and the beginners will have a week off or to catch up. Week eight… brings squaring blocks and putting them together with sashings. Week nine… will be the borders. […]

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  37. […] Week One – blocks one and two. Week Two – blocks three and four. Week Three – blocks five and six. Week Four – blocks seven and eight. Week Five – blocks nine and ten. Week Six – blocks eleven and twelve. Week Seven… The advanced quilt version will make the center medallion block in week seven, and the beginners will have a week off or to catch up. Week eight… brings squaring blocks and putting them together with sashings. Week nine… will be the borders. […]

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  38. […] Week One – blocks one and two. Week Two – blocks three and four. Week Three – blocks five and six. Week Four – blocks seven and eight. Week Five – blocks nine and ten. Week Six – blocks eleven and twelve. Week Seven… The center of the center block. Week eight…Finish piecing the center. Square blocks. Week nine… will be the borders. […]

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  39. […] Week One – blocks one and two. Week Two – blocks three and four. Week Three – blocks five and six. Week Four – blocks seven and eight. Week Five – blocks nine and ten. Week Six – blocks eleven and twelve. Week Seven… The center of the center block. Week eight…Finish piecing the center. Square blocks. Week nine… will be the borders. […]

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  40. […] Week One – blocks one and two.Week Two – blocks three and four.Week Three – blocks five and six.Week Four – blocks seven and eight.Week Five – blocks nine and ten.Week Six – blocks eleven and twelve.Week Seven… The center of the center block.Week eight…Finish piecing the center. Square blocks.Week nine… will be the borders. […]

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  41. how do i get this pattern?

    Comment by virginia chapman — March 5, 2014 @ 8:26 am | Reply


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