A Summer Runner and Sew Sampler 2021

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Summer feels right around the corner, and I have a summer table runner pattern in the newest issue of Quilts & More out now!  It’s a super easy, stash friendly table runner (or wouldn’t it make a cute quilt?).  

This is my 3rd (or 4th?) time designing a block for the Summer Sampler quilt-a-long, and sign ups are going on now and it starts June 7th!   This is such a well designed and organized quilt-a-long, each week you get a new block pattern emailed to you, and it will push you to learn some new skills hopefully!  This year the theme was “vintage blocks” and we each chose a traditional block as inspiration. 

I’m not supposed to tell you which traditional block I chose…but it rhymes with myrish train.  ;) 


You can sign up here for the Summer Sampler, and use the code CLUCKCLUCKSEW for $5.00 off.  

I’m hoping to squeeze in some more fun summer projects this year…and get a head start on a cute fall quilt!  





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Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

I’ve had this Tulips pattern on my “quilting to-do list” ever since I made the table runner version a couple of years ago.  My Grandpa loved tulips and planted hundreds of them in his front flower beds along their busy road in Idaho Falls, so they bring back memories!  

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer CakePattern

I made this pattern to work well with pre-cut 2 1/2″ strips (one jelly roll makes the Throw or Twin size), or 10″ squares, or fat quarters…or you could use scraps!    I always have random chunks of fabric in my stash, and the easiest way for me to use them is to cut them into strips and put them in a quilt like this one!

I used a random assortment of fabrics, mostly basics I already had, but I pulled the colors from this gorgeous floral print.   

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

These blocks go together easily, and if you have Diagonal Seam Tape, it will save you a thousand hours (minus a few) not marking diagonal lines. 

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

Again, Kaitlyn chose and did the quilting on this one.  This small Baptist fan is my all time favorite quilting design.   

The backing fabric is a 108″ wide backing by Riley Blake I purchased here.  I love that companies are making more wide backing options!!   

I usually buy 2 yards of them any time there is a sale, which is usually a perfect amount for any throw size or almost twin size quilt.  They’ve spoiled me though….I dread anytime I have to actually piece a quilt back even though it takes maybe 5 minutes! 

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

The binding is a Blossom basic by Riley Blake…definitely my go-to basic in my fabric stash.   It’s well priced and there are so many great colors!

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

The Tulips pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a Paper pattern.   


Happy Mothers Day friends!  





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Picnic Quilt Pattern

Picnic Quilt pattern

Without looming deadlines of trade shows and fabric releases to speed up my pace, I’ve been slowly working on a few Spring patterns.  Turns out that I really need deadlines, or I will procrastinate until the end of time!

The first pattern I started working on was this Picnic quilt pattern.  

Picnic Quilt pattern

I grabbed a stack of fat quarters from my stash, mostly basics with a floral from Rifle Paper Co. and those cute apples from the Smol fabric line.  I wanted this quilt to have a woven look, similar to Jelly Weave but with larger pieces and intertwined fabrics. 

Picnic Quilt pattern

(This was before my new design wall…I swear quilt blocks nicely laid out on the floor instantly attract kids+pets to mess them up!).  

The blocks in this quilt are laid out on point, and if you’ve never attempted an on point quilt, this is a great place to start!  They aren’t as scary as they look!  

Picnic Quilt pattern

Kaitlyn did the quilting on this, she chose the design and it’s perfect for it.   

The backing came from Joann fabrics.

Picnic Quilt pattern

Picnic Quilt pattern

The Picnic pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a Paper version.   I’ll share a couple more versions I made of it soon!

Picnic Quilt pattern



Happy Quilting!   -Allison




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