Summer Sampler 2020 and May Doings

This year I was asked to participate in the Summer Sampler 2020…if you are looking for a block of the week program to learn some new skills and put together an amazing sampler, I highly recommend this one!   My block Lakeside is above, my block pattern released June 15th.  

 Look at these fun blocks! 

There are 15 different quilters, and each Monday starting June 1st you receive a new quilt block and instructions.  The theme this year is “Easier Than it Looks”…but I think a handful of these will still be a great challenge and learning opportunity.  They also have a great Facebook group where you can get any help you need a long the way.  

You can learn more and sign up here.  Use code CLUCKCLUCKSEW for $5.00 off until the end of May.  

Here’s a list of this years participating designers: 

Nicole Neblett, Mama Love QuiltsSherri McConnell, A Quilting LifeErica Jackman, Kitchen Table QuiltingLee HeinrichKatie Blakesley, Swim Bike QuiltCheryl Brickey, Meadowmist DesignsStefanie Satterwhite, Satterwhite QuiltsFaith Jones, Fresh Lemons QuiltsGiuseppe Ribaudo, Giucy GiuceMalka Dubrawsky, Stitch In DyeMegan Pitz, Canoe Ridge CreationsVanessa Christenson, V and CoAllison Harris, Cluck Cluck SewDevon Iott, Miss MakeCarolina Oneto

Here is my spirit animal energetically modeling my block: 

(He’s not allowed on that table and he knows it!)

A few more totally random tidbits: 

My favorite pom-pom tree is in bloom… I wait all year for this dang tree to bloom and it’s like Christmas when it does. 

I haven’t purchased new fabric in awhile but I did get this stack of Ruby + Bee solids from Windham Fabrics.  I’ll either make an all solids quilt with them, or I’ll mix these in with some of my favorite prints.  I know all solid quilts are popular right now, but I just can’t quit the prints! 

Ruby and Bee Solid fabrics, windham fabrics

My Mom finished up this beautiful Shimmer quilt and I snapped a picture while she was out of town.  It’s all done from her scraps and stash with some scrappy blocks mixed in.  I love how the grey fabrics in each block give this whole quilt a cohesive look.   

Shimmer quilt

It’s backed with my favorite 90″ wideback minky, and let me just say…not having to cut and piece minky for a large quilt backing (SUCH A MESS!) is worth it’s weight in gold.  Also this minky is the very softest.  This was quilted by Kaitlyn in a classic baptist fan design.  

So there’s some very random tidbits of the past week or so…now back to yard work for me! 

Have a great weekend!  




20 Responses to Summer Sampler 2020 and May Doings

  1. Kathy May 15, 2020 at 8:35 pm #

    So happy to see your block in the Summer Sampler! I’m going to attempt it this year, still trying to decide on a color way. Should be fun!

    • Allison May 20, 2020 at 8:51 pm #

      Picking the colors is the hardest part!! It should be a fun one this year…there are lots of great blocks and some great learning blocks (for me) too!

  2. Kay May 16, 2020 at 12:15 am #

    I love your mother’s quilt, the colours and design are fabulous. x

    • Allison May 20, 2020 at 8:50 pm #

      Thank you! It’s very vintage looking and pretty!

  3. Millie May 16, 2020 at 9:50 am #

    What a great looking group of young and vibrant designers! I can feel your energy when I look at your faces! Your Mothers quilt is very pretty! Love all the colors! Love your site! Keep up the good work😘

  4. Karen George May 16, 2020 at 11:34 am #

    I think I see a bit of a smile on the cat’s face.

    • Allison May 20, 2020 at 8:49 pm #

      It’s a naughty smile! :) -Allison

  5. Debra L Reber May 16, 2020 at 4:06 pm #

    What kind of white board is that in the picture with the quilt block & the beautiful cat? Also the white, oval (Pins??) things that are holding the block up, what are they? Looks better than just regular peg board. Love all your quilts!

  6. Debra L Reber May 16, 2020 at 4:08 pm #

    I love all your quilts! What is the white board in the picture of the block with the cat? It looks nicer than regular peg board. Also, what are the oval white things (pins??) holding up the block?

    • Emily Monette May 18, 2020 at 6:40 am #

      IKEA Skadis pegboard – i wondered that too and did a google search

      • Allison May 20, 2020 at 8:49 pm #

        Thanks Emily!

    • Allison May 20, 2020 at 8:49 pm #

      Ooops sorry this took me a few days to see! Yes it’s from Ikea! There are lots of attachments you can use with it, I LOVE it and the things don’t fall off easily!

  7. Katie Blakesley May 18, 2020 at 10:29 am #

    The cat made me smile so much!! Thanks, Allison, for designing such a beautiful block.

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  9. Kelli May 24, 2020 at 4:38 pm #

    I can’t quit the prints either! I see the all solid quilts everywhere, but when it comes to purchasing fabrics, I’m always sucked into the prints.

  10. Susan June 16, 2020 at 5:22 pm #

    Just finished your square. Fun to sew and it looks great. Thanks for designing it.

  11. Melonie Kuegler July 31, 2020 at 10:50 am #

    I so admire your skill and all that creativity! Thank you!

  12. Kathy Tollenaere February 27, 2021 at 8:49 am #

    Just discovered your site. I love this sampler. Wish I had known about it in time. Will you do another? Or are the block patterns still available?

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