If you've been to the blog before you probably know I enjoy doing sewalongs for quilt samplers. I love the community and seeing the different interpretations of the same block. Plus I find my motivation to "get 'er done" is higher when I have other people to sew along with. So why not add some summer fun with a sewalong?! Yup, I'm happy to jump back into the weekly community with the Facebook group from Moda Blockheads to do Sampler Spree by Susan Ache.
Sampler Spree is published by Martingale and is the book to get if you are sewing along. Susan has done a number of books- as a contributor as well as authoring them fully herself. I was first enchanted by her work in her lovely instagram feed (@yardgrl60) and enjoy seeing the beautiful quilts she creates. For this quilt, Susan is sewing in color groups but I'm keeping my colors a bit more uniform...more on that in a bit. Some of the things I really like about this project: I enjoy the little pops of fun things I see like a pear, some baskets, an evergreen tree and some boats, combined with other blocks that are purely geometric play. And I like making 6" blocks which feel so doable and cute.
Cottage Bleu fabric was a little delayed in arriving to shops. The perfect thing about that is that it is freshly in the quilt shops now and just in time for this sewalong! I'm making my whole quilt from Cottage Bleu, focusing heavily on the blues and using the greens and yellows as smaller accents. I will be following the sashing and layout that is shown in the book, although the squares where the sashing meets will be 4 smaller patchwork squares. And I'll be rotating between blue background colors.
My overall theme of the colors will go from darker blues on the perimeter, medium blues next and white to the middle. Think of light radiating out from the middle block. I mocked it up on the computer to play around with the idea and this was the one I was most satisfied with. It might look a little rough, messy, "off" to you but that is how I sometimes play quickly on the computer, with shapes I draw quickly and not so perfectly aligned and matched.
I'm pretty excited! I haven't made many all blue or mostly blue quilts (except for my Gypsy Wife quilt with blues and grays and that was also in a sewalong) and I am just so happy to have my fabrics and see those big blue hydrangeas and yellow fluttering butterflies. The Thatched colors in Cottage Bleu that I am using for the borders are Midnight 148 (the darkest), Cornflower 147 and Mist 146 (the lightest). For the middle ring of light/medium blues, I'm planning on using Mist for all and flipping to the lighter back side for the every-other sashing to get that lightest blue shade.
I know one of the next questions would be "how much yardage is this for each color?" and this is a computer generated mockup and not an actual yardage based file in EQ8. This is done in Adobe Illustrator and is a rough idea.
Moda so kindly put these yardage suggestions from the book page 8 on their blog:Page 8. All yardage is based on 42" wide fabric.
My best estimates based on my sashing plan is to have:
1.5 yards (one and a half) of each of Midnight, Cornflower and Mist for sashings.
.5 yard (a half yard, in case you can't see the . decimal) of each Midnight, Cornflower and Mist for making blocks background
.5 (a half yard) of Broken Lines from Cottage Bleu in Midnight 48694-18 if you like that on the outer sashing
1 fat quarter bundle of Cottage Bleu (and this is really a guess...you may want more of a particular print or a little extra of yardage on the hydrangeas)
So its not exact and is an estimate/best guess. The great thing about this sampler quilt is that it will look great being scrappy and having more fabric friends join in!
I couldn't resist. I had to make one and get started. Hydrangea pear anyone?
Hope you are joining us over on the Facebook Moda Blockheads group, starting next Wednesday, June 16th.
See ya there!
Just a note about the giveaway I was doing with the Martingale book...I have drawn a winner and congratulations to Karen Cole! Thanks to everyone for such nice comments!!
6/14/2021 01:48:12 pm
I purchased the Sampler Spree book, but didn’t have any idea regarding colors. I’m not much of a scrappy girl. Now I have a direction. I’m ordering Cottage Bleu today. I can’t wait to start.
6/15/2021 02:54:34 pm
Oh I'm so glad you like it Ginny!! Thanks for letting me know!
6/15/2021 04:38:06 pm
Love this! I’m obsessed with sampler quilts right now!
6/15/2021 03:29:32 pm
Love this fabrics and would love to win a copy of the Sampler Spree book.
6/15/2021 03:34:38 pm
I love the Cottage Bleu collection, I’m waiting for my fat quarter collection to start the Sampler. I have not purchased the book yet and it would be a pleasant surprise to win it.
6/15/2021 03:37:26 pm
This book looks absolutely amazing! I have already snagged some Cottage Bleu and have plans for it. Cannot wait to make something beautiful again with one of your lines!
6/15/2021 03:38:16 pm
Love hydrangeas, pear, and mint green colors together. Such fresh fabrics!! Would love to win the book🍐🦋🍃
6/15/2021 03:44:07 pm
I’m a little late to your blog but have fallen in love with it. I’d love to win this book!
6/15/2021 03:45:50 pm
I found the Sampler Spree eBook on Amazon but I would love to have the print copy!
6/15/2021 03:52:03 pm
I somehow managed to unscuscribe! Now sure how. But I am looking forward to this "Spree"!
6/15/2021 03:46:00 pm
Gorgeous! I am going to check my local shop for the Cottage Bleu! Can’t wait to get started!! I would love a copy of the Sampler Spree!
6/15/2021 03:48:16 pm
Am not much of a blue person, but after seeing all the yummy shades & texture, thinking to go buy some Cottage Blue & make something fantastic!
6/15/2021 03:48:48 pm
6/15/2021 03:50:16 pm
I would love to win this book and join in on all the fun!
6/15/2021 03:52:15 pm
Can’t wait to sit down with this book and start. It has to wait til fall when I’m done pretending I’m a teenage boy doing school tech summer updates...
6/15/2021 03:53:30 pm
I have not purchased the book yet, but I have loved seeing all the posts about the sew along. Seeing the mock up in blues has cemented my desire to follow along. I have had a very busy graduation, bridal shower and new baby season for making quilts and as soon as I finish the last binding I will get the book and join in!
6/15/2021 03:54:53 pm
The Cottage Bleu fabrics are gorgeous and I would love to win the Sampler Spree Book.
6/15/2021 03:54:57 pm
Please throw my name into the hat for the Sampler Spree book giveaway. I love scrappy samplers!
6/15/2021 03:55:38 pm
I think your layout for the Sampler Spree is cute, I took a screen shot so I can make a second one "Robin-Style"
6/15/2021 03:57:31 pm
Love the layout with the darker blocks fading into the medium blocks to the very light center. What a great idea!
6/15/2021 03:58:03 pm
I love this collection! I haven’t purchased the book, but I enjoy seeing everything so far!
6/15/2021 03:59:36 pm
I have been looking at this QAL for weeks now and just haven't pulled the trigger! Would love the book to motivate me on... My stash is waiting.... Thank you for the opportunity!
6/15/2021 04:00:42 pm
6/15/2021 04:00:54 pm
I'm so back and forth on this quilt along. I keep putting the book in my cart and then worrying I won't have time. It looks so fun!
6/15/2021 04:02:06 pm
This looks amazing and I can’t wait to see the progress! Very inspiring!
6/15/2021 04:04:42 pm
I’d love to be the recipient of this fabulous book and participate in the sew along. I’ve made all 3 Blockhead quilts and feeling like I’m missing all the fun with this one. 😊
6/15/2021 04:05:46 pm
Looks like a great sampler book and the blue is beautiful 😍
6/15/2021 04:06:37 pm
I plan to join the Speed even if I don't win the book! Woot!
6/15/2021 04:09:12 pm
Oh it would be so nice to win a copy of this book!
6/15/2021 04:09:38 pm
This sampler would be so much fun!!
Barbara C Dorry-Reed
6/15/2021 04:10:31 pm
I would love the sampler book. Participated in MODA 2 and 3. Love both quilts.
6/15/2021 04:11:56 pm
I haven't Bern able to find the book locally yet so would love to win a copy! Thank you for the chance to win one. 😊
6/15/2021 04:13:00 pm
I’ve been following the various posts on this and keep telling myself I don’t need another fabric/book/pattern, but this fabric! So lovely! If I happen to win this book I’ll take it as a sign…
6/15/2021 04:13:36 pm
Love, love, love your fabric. I wanted to do this sew along but had surgery on my thumb. I will have to just enjoy what everyone else is doing.
6/15/2021 04:16:52 pm
I love sampler quilts, because there is no chance of becoming bored doing the same block over and over again. It’s so fun to pick a favorite FQ collection and just go to town! I would be so excited to win a copy of your book, Sampler Spree!
6/15/2021 04:19:53 pm
What a wonderful gift to someone. Congratulations to the winner.
6/15/2021 04:19:56 pm
Well I was on the fence to jump into another sew along, when I have projects not done. But your color layout makes me wanna jump in! I’d love to win the book! 💙
6/15/2021 04:20:18 pm
Love your Annie patterns and oranges and greens but Bleu doesn't make me blue about using the fabric in a sampler block quilt. Keep designing fabric I can't resist having in my stash for 'next time'! Thanks!
6/15/2021 04:20:56 pm
I'm in love with your newest line. So far I have bought a jelly roll, but I'm sure there will be yardage in my near future.
6/15/2021 04:22:34 pm
This looks like a delightful new book. Wish I hadn’t just started 3 other sew alongs 😁
6/15/2021 04:22:59 pm
I love your new fabric line, Cottage Bleu. Hydrangeas are my favorite flower.
6/15/2021 04:23:04 pm
Beautiful collection. Sampler Spree looks exciting.
6/15/2021 04:24:57 pm
I would love to win the Sampler Spree book. I was looking for a project for my entry and this will be perfect.
6/15/2021 04:25:21 pm
I love the way you use color.
6/15/2021 04:29:36 pm
Oh, Robin i love your fabric lines and have purchased bundles of the last three. Blue is my favorite color, so I processed that too! And now Carolina Lily for a North Carolina girl!
6/15/2021 04:29:58 pm
I love your fabrics and have them ready to do your quilts! I’ve lost my sew jo when my sister died five months ago, but I’m feeling the desire to start again! Thanks for being so inspiring! I’d like to do this sew along! ❤️❤️❤️ Have a wonderful day! 🥰
6/15/2021 04:33:13 pm
Robin , I love everything you do ! I sure hope I win the book , it will be so much fun to sew up some new projects from the sampler spree book .
6/15/2021 04:34:08 pm
Oh, I love your mock up. I really should learn how to do that. Someday maybe! Beautiful pear! Almost sweet enough to eat 😘.
6/15/2021 04:36:47 pm
Robin, I just LOVE the Cottage Bleu fabric line! I told myself I wasn't starting another QAL until I finished some WIPs. I put Sampler Spree in and out of my cart. If I won the book I would "have to" buy the fabric. Right? Instead of finishing my BH3 right now...
6/15/2021 04:36:50 pm
Your Cottage Bleu fabric is beautiful and the pear block makes me smile. Can't wait to see all your Sampler Spree blocks. Susan's book looks like fun and you are so sweet to give away a copy.
6/15/2021 04:47:27 pm
I have not purchased my book yet. I am so glad you are doing this thank you.
6/15/2021 04:47:45 pm
Love your new fabric line! It will be fun to do the sew along with the Sampler Spree book!
6/15/2021 04:48:15 pm
I would've to win this book!
6/15/2021 04:50:49 pm
I would love to attempt this sew along with you all… I am a new quilter and hope to find directions to help me make these blocks… Thank you❣️
6/15/2021 04:54:46 pm
Love the quilt, the colors are gorgeous. Looks like something I will have to do.
6/15/2021 04:57:42 pm
Hi, this year is the first time I am doing two different block of the months. I like this sampler idea but am a little hesitant about not being able to complete it. Love your color combo as blue is my favourite color.
6/15/2021 04:59:07 pm
I love 6 inch blocks too. Moda Blockheads was a great experience to participate in. I am really looking forward to building new skills with Sampler Spree and learning more about colour from you Robin. I loved how you showed us we could flip fabrics in Blockheads 3 to get unique colour values. :)
6/15/2021 05:00:56 pm
Wonderful patterns. Beautiful colour choice, too ! 😊
6/15/2021 05:02:17 pm
I love the look of the quilt on the cover of this book! I only have 2.5 quilts under my belt. I've never done a sampler, but I love trying new things!
6/15/2021 05:02:29 pm
Thanks, Robin, for showing your mock-up of the sew-along quilt. It will be beautiful. Looking forward to tomorrow’s start!
6/15/2021 05:04:10 pm
Beautiful fabric 😍 Can’t wait for the sew along!
6/15/2021 05:07:00 pm
Love the new Sampler Spree book and your new line. The blues are fabulous!! It’s go unto be fun watching your grow!
6/15/2021 05:07:21 pm
Thank you for doing the giveaway! I am one of those people who has been on the fence about starting another sew a long. Winning a copy of the book will make me get off the fence and start looking at fabrics to use!
6/15/2021 05:12:11 pm
Thanks for another fun opportunity! And I admit - I am the world’s worst (or best) procrastinator and don’t have my book yet! Can’t wait to see all the fun projects!
6/15/2021 05:12:38 pm
I’ve made several blue and cream quilts but I love the idea of making a blue quilt with accents of green and yellow. I’d love to win the sampler book and purchase the material to participate in the stitch along. 😍
6/15/2021 05:13:38 pm
I have never done a sew along and would love to start with this one. Would love to win the book... I love Cottage Bleu too!
6/15/2021 05:16:04 pm
Those are gorgeous colors and prints! I’m just finishing 2 different sew alongs and I’m not sure I’m ready to start another…but FOMO is so real!
6/15/2021 05:17:02 pm
I wanted to order the book and participate in the QAL, but when I went on Amazon it says they are out of stock and don’t know when they will have more in stock 😞
6/15/2021 05:21:20 pm
I just love the blue version! I hope I can win the book so I can join in
6/15/2021 05:22:40 pm
Wow! Gorgeous! The layout,colors, fabric and samplers blocks.
6/15/2021 05:29:11 pm
It would be so much fun to win this book.
6/15/2021 05:39:00 pm
I've went throughy scraps and I think I'm ready. This will be my first time real time QAL. To say I'm excited is an understatement.
6/15/2021 05:40:13 pm
I am always late to the party! Infact, I am just now hearing about this sew along. It looks like its gonna be amazing. Of course anything Moda is always amazing. Now to figure out if i can do it and what colors i may go for.... and oh yeah a trip to the store. And to get a book.
6/15/2021 05:41:16 pm
I am catching up on some magazine reading and this book is featured in APQ. I would love to get a copy of this book. It looks like a fun way to spend the lazy days of summer, a quilt along!
6/15/2021 05:45:41 pm
I would love to be entered in the drawing for the book! Thank you for your generosity, Robin!
6/15/2021 05:48:30 pm
Thanks so much for the chance to win. I love Cottage Bleu!
6/15/2021 05:50:34 pm
I love the Cottage Bleu colors and layout, thanks for sharing Robin! I just may need to join this quiltalong after all
6/15/2021 05:52:26 pm
Your new fabrics are beautiful! I would love to win the Sanpler Spree book!
6/15/2021 05:52:29 pm
Just getting into scrappy quilts. My brain is more of the solid pattern type. Trying to branch out. LOVE the blue theme. Would love the book to get started.
6/15/2021 05:54:59 pm
Love your colorful fabrics and would love to win this book!
6/15/2021 05:57:21 pm
I would love to win a copy of Sampler Spree. Thank you for the opportunity. Can't wait to see all the cool blocks from the quilt along.
6/15/2021 05:59:26 pm
My favorite part of joining in a sewalong is seeing all the different interpretations of each block, so very inspiring and helps me step out of my box. I absolutely love your Cottage Bleu line and have it on my wishlist to purchase. I would love to win the Sampler Spree book as I have not yet purchased it.
6/15/2021 06:06:40 pm
Excited about the sampler book and also having discovered your blog. Having been quilting about 20 years and always looking for new people and new ideas.
6/15/2021 06:10:04 pm
So excited about Cottage Blue!!! Looking forward to a new sampler project!!!
6/15/2021 06:12:08 pm
Looking good. Live your shading with the sashing.
6/15/2021 06:19:46 pm
A sampler got me started into my quilt journey. They hold a very special place in my heart. I also loved your color collections for the Moda Blockheads 3. So much to learn. The fun never ends.
6/15/2021 06:20:41 pm
See excited about the Sampler Spree sew along. Love the Cottage Bleu line. Hope to get the book soon 😊😊
6/15/2021 06:22:56 pm
OH my gosh I love all the blues !!! What a beautiful quilt !!! thanks for sharing !!!!
6/15/2021 06:27:19 pm
Sew excited! I can't wait to get started 😊.
6/15/2021 06:27:32 pm
Thank you for wanting to share a copy of the book for this quilt along. I could not afford to purchase the book, would love to be able to sew along too.
6/15/2021 06:29:02 pm
The way you are using the color in your layout looks awesome! I would love the chance to get the book. Thank you. :)
6/15/2021 06:34:34 pm
I would love to win a copy of the book.
6/15/2021 06:35:22 pm
I would love a chance to win the book. I’ve been super hesitant to join in but would like the chance. This might be a great distraction while hubs is deployed. Ps. Love your hydrangea pear! That navy background is *chef’s kiss* 🍐 📖 🦋
6/15/2021 06:52:48 pm
I am excited to get started on the Sampler Spree!
6/15/2021 07:06:27 pm
Love this book and would be incredibly happy to win a copy!
Bea Ann Hunter
6/15/2021 07:07:02 pm
Sew many samplers right now - but this looks like a wonderful one to start with. Love your blues!!!
6/15/2021 07:08:48 pm
My first quilt-a-long was Moda Blockheads 3 where I made a block a week during the pandemic. It was definitely a learning experience. I didn't discover your colorways until I was quite a few blocks into the quilt. I learned a lot from you and would love to win this sampler book. My quilt was done from my stash and completely random colors. I would love to learn more about blending colors.
6/15/2021 07:16:00 pm
Beautiful layout! I love blue. Samplers are my favorite--they take longer but I don't get bored!
6/15/2021 07:24:36 pm
I am a new quilter and love the beautiful fabrics. I have followed ModaBlockheads 3 and found it so helpful to see how others select their fabric and color schemes. So much to learn!
6/15/2021 07:25:37 pm
Beautiful fabric. I am excited to join
Love your Cottage Bleu fabric for your Sampler Spree Quilt. I haven’t gotten the Sampler Spree book yet because I’m still trudging along with BH3...but hope to get started on this quilt soon...just not at the beginning of the SAL. However, I will be looking forward to everyone’s post. Happy sewing!
6/15/2021 07:33:14 pm
Love the motivation of quilt alongs...Always regret not joining some after you start to see everyones quilts...
6/15/2021 07:45:22 pm
I love blue & yellow quilts but I have not made one yet! This might be a way to get one done😊❤ Thank you for sharing with us!
6/15/2021 08:04:09 pm
Looks like a fun book!
6/15/2021 08:07:38 pm
I wasn't sure I wanted to do another QAL, but after seeing the excitement and all the wonderful ideas and your wonderful fabrics, I'm hooked and excited to try, Winning the book would help in being able to do it! Thanks for the inspiration!
6/15/2021 08:17:19 pm
The only thing better than a Sampler quilt is a Scrappy Sampler quilt!
6/15/2021 08:19:47 pm
I keep going back and forth - should I or shouldn’t I?
6/15/2021 08:23:21 pm
I love your fabric lines and especially your latest. I would not have chosen to participate had I not seen your mock-up. That is absolutely gorgeous! I now want to follow your lead- thanks for the inspiration.
6/15/2021 08:39:28 pm
Beautiful quilt on the cover. Definitely will get this one!
6/15/2021 08:40:13 pm
I just made some scrap blocks yesterday for a pieced back! Would love to win this book!
6/15/2021 09:02:56 pm
Like the way the greens are mixed with the blues in your fabric line. Glad you posted a layout of blocks, too. I have never done a mock up of finished layout before. I can see that it could be a big help in fabric placement. Can't wait to do this quilt along.
6/15/2021 09:21:05 pm
I regret not pre-ordering a Sampler Spree.I will follow the sew-along from Alabama, though.
6/15/2021 09:21:37 pm
Hi Robin, I consider myself a confident beginner and am excited to give my first sampler a go. I have chose to go the scrappy choice but have been struggling with what to do with the smashing until I saw what you were doing really like the 2 tones of blue & the 4 patch corner stones... I went with the kindle book because I have tight budget but sure would enjoy having the real book to follow...I had wanted to join another QAL but needed to buy three books & just could't fit that into the budget...I so love quilting but it can get expensive...
6/15/2021 09:46:35 pm
Gorgeous fabric - would love to try it! Hint hint!
6/15/2021 09:53:12 pm
My favorite kind of quilts are samplers. What a wonderful book and maybe I’ll be the lucky winner. Thanks for the opportunity.
6/15/2021 10:38:11 pm
Might just have to participate with this lovely fabric.
6/15/2021 10:49:15 pm
Robin, I've been hoarding many of your fabrics for *mumble mumble* years. Cottage Bleu is gorgeous and just the motivation I need to start a summer QAL.
6/15/2021 10:50:40 pm
Wow! Just wow! Love the colour play with all the blues in this design. I have a FQ pack of cottage bleu now U just need the book! Sam xx
6/15/2021 11:31:59 pm
I've had the book in my cart 3 times but didn't purchase because now is not the best time for me to add another project to my plate. I'd love to have the book so I'm ready to get started when my plate gets a bit of room or I'm successful in rearranging the to-dos on it.
6/15/2021 11:33:19 pm
I love the idea of doing a scrappy quilt in one main color with some accents. I'm still debating doing this sew along. We just moved and my craft room is still in various stages of unpacking. I might join in later and catch up.
6/15/2021 11:37:44 pm
I love your color scheme and layout. I haven't decided yet if I will join the group, but maybe if I win a copy of the book, it will be motivation to decide. Thanks for the giveaway!
6/16/2021 12:13:14 am
Love your fabric ranges, you use fabulous colours
6/16/2021 12:14:15 am
I love your blue version! I am with my mom in South Africa till 25th June but will have lots of time afterwards to catch up - quarantine!
6/16/2021 01:20:25 am
Beautiful fabric! I love seeing the different takes on sampler quilts, it really inspires me. Would love to win this book to follow along with and increase my skills. Thank you for the opportunity.
6/16/2021 01:21:03 am
The patterns with your fabulous blues blend beautifully. I cannot remember another line of fabric that sing to me vs. loving how these fabrics blend together so nicely!! I look forward to working on this fabulous quilt with with rich fabulous fabrics. Well Done!!
6/16/2021 01:42:28 am
This fabric line reminds me of a cottage in the countryside, so beautiful! I can’t wait to see your sampler spree blocks as we progress. The pear is adorable!
6/16/2021 02:19:07 am
What beautiful fabric
6/16/2021 02:54:33 am
I have been trying to convince myself NOT to join in this time around, but, every time I see a post about it, WHAM! My resolve fades. If I win this book, I'll be jumping in with both feet. Looks like so much fun. I love your plan! 😍
6/16/2021 02:55:02 am
Love your fabric and the quilt image is stunning. If all of your blocks are as pretty as your pear block, this will be a gorgeous quilt!
6/16/2021 03:49:14 am
I love all of your fabric collections. This new one is amazing! It would great to win the book. 🌷💐🌺
6/16/2021 04:11:36 am
I love sampler quilts and your quilt is stunning. You picked my favorite colors from the Cottage Bleu collection!
6/16/2021 04:37:59 am
This is beautiful, love the fabric choice. I just found this blog and I'm excited, I love doing samplers 😄
6/16/2021 05:02:17 am
Super sew-a-long starts soon! The book would be a little boon.
6/16/2021 05:22:45 am
I would love to win the book, I have been watching all the comments every day and check the blog but my husband isn't working and I'm in able to get the book. Thanks
6/16/2021 05:51:39 am
Hi Robin! I would love to win a copy of Susan’s book. Life has me running behind everything this month. 🙄 Your blue layout is gorgeous!! 💙 Thanks for the giveaway.
6/16/2021 06:07:54 am
Hi - love these colours - really fresh and clean! Plus, would love a copy of the book. I am starting a sampler quilt very soon - very inspired. 😂 Xxx
6/16/2021 06:13:51 am
I'm working on my first Sampler pattern this year... and I'm really enjoying it. Love how each block stands on its own... so hard to pick a favorite.
6/16/2021 06:14:45 am
Love your layout.
6/16/2021 06:23:48 am
Nothing says fun like a sampler, then add to, a color way of blues...and yeah even a bit of greens (your pear is scrumptious!) ...cool, crisp, and calming. I'm popping in a little late in the game, life has been in the way, but I'm ready to get back into the sewing room and start playing with happy fabrics, happy colors. I haven't done a quilt-along in a while, but this one is tripping my trigger. :) Thanks so much for hosting this summer party!
6/16/2021 06:32:14 am
I love blues and wanted to make a blue quilt. This is perfect.
6/16/2021 07:02:27 am
Your fabric is beautiful! Quilting is therapeutic for me and fabric adds to the experience. I'm hooked.
6/16/2021 07:11:32 am
I would be honored to win a copy. Thank you.
6/16/2021 07:26:10 am
Love your fabric!! I would live a copy of the book and think I'll follow your lead on color! Thanks!!
6/16/2021 07:27:29 am
Just found this Quilt-a-long today. Looks like a good way to useup some of my scraps and unused fabric.
6/16/2021 07:57:14 am
What a beautiful arrangement using your fabrics in a sampler quilt. I love the cottage blue. I always wanted to make a samp,Er quilt.
6/16/2021 08:51:42 am
I would love to win this Sampler Spree book. I have lots of scraps to make a quilt using the book. :-)
6/16/2021 09:08:29 am
I love sampler quilts. Thanks for the giveaway
6/16/2021 09:18:47 am
Received Cottage Bleu fabrics a couple of days ago and LOVE them! Now to decide...use them for "The Collector" or for Sampler Spree? If I win the book my choice will be...harder😊!
6/16/2021 09:23:58 am
I am new to quilting and love all the sampler quilts I've seen. It be great to win this book!
6/16/2021 10:01:20 am
I've never made a sampler quilt before. Wouldn't it be a shame if I won the book and had to go and buy some more fabric!
6/16/2021 10:05:10 am
Better Late than never!!!!!!
6/16/2021 10:36:24 am
Love your blues! I have been debating whether to do this QAL but yours is so pretty, I just may be convinced!
6/16/2021 11:20:43 am
I love a copy of the book to start a new project.
6/16/2021 12:48:40 pm
Hi Robin, You must be reading many of our minds. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been drooling over your Cottage Blue fabric & wishing we could join in but can't quite even afford the book at thjis time. I'd love to receive the book & use it on my scrap fabric. Thank you for sharing your extra book & congrats to the lucky one.
6/19/2021 10:24:36 am
Hi Karen!! I drew your name/number and congratulations on being the winner of the book! I just sent an email to you so check your email and I will happily send you the book.
6/20/2021 07:12:58 pm
Thank you again ever so much Martingale Publishing & Robin Pickens for the gift of Susan Ache's "Sampler Spree" book.
Lee Mac Adam
6/16/2021 12:55:07 pm
Hi Robin it would be a joy to win a copy of the Sampler Spree book. I have been undecided as to joining in but this would be the push I need. Thanks
6/16/2021 03:41:40 pm
Dear Robin, I keep watching the announcements about this Sampler Spree project but haven’t decided! I am 70, retired but discovered quilting 20 years ago & find some time everyday to sew & quilt. I’m wanting to join but weighing the costs of both the book & fabric. Thank you for offering this opportunity to win a book! It would definitely be the tipping point and get me to sign up. May God bless you in many ways for your generosity! Love skills & your Blog...keep up the great work!
6/16/2021 06:07:12 pm
I'm loving the "bleus" in your mockup! I just bought a bunch of your fabric to do the GEQuiltDesign June 26th QAL. I REALLY love how your backgrounds go from dark to lighter. Got to try that. Now I may have to try Sampler Spree, too.
6/17/2021 03:15:27 am
I have enjoyed seeing all of these sampler blocks posted as well as completed quilts. If I am lucky enough to win your extra book I will have to get busy🙆
6/17/2021 06:55:15 am
I never done a QAL and falling in love with this one. I call myself a new beginner quilter and would love to challenge myself.
6/18/2021 04:43:41 am
I can’t wait to see your finished quilt and I may just have to order that Sampler Spree book!
6/18/2021 06:54:19 am
I love QALs… and sampler quilts!!! Once I’m done picking out fabrics and get started that is, lol.
6/18/2021 07:00:10 am
Joining a sew-along would be so much fun! But once again, I can’t get past all the colors until I saw your blues and yellows! Making a pretty spring looking sew-along is going to be fun! Now….if I only had a pattern! Thanks for the chance for the book.
6/18/2021 12:23:33 pm
Beautiful! I have also enjoyed seeing all of these sampler blocks posted as well as completed quilts. If I am lucky enough to win your extra book, hoping to sew it with my mother! Fingers crossed.
6/18/2021 04:05:04 pm
I have been watching posts all week! It is beautiful, with a bit of intimidation on my ability, I am going to dive I. And give it a go! Now to order the book and get up to speed!
6/18/2021 04:50:55 pm
Thank you for your beautiful designs and all you've provided for the Quilt Spree! So excited! This is my first QAL, Cottage Blue is a gorgeous collection!
6/19/2021 10:13:57 am
I'd so love to.join the fun but I'm on a month long rv trip.to see family that I haven't seen in two plus years. I won't be home until the end of June. I dont know how I'd ever catch up. I sure do love seeing all the quilters blocks though.
7/2/2021 12:34:42 pm
I bought a fat quarter bundle, two layer cakes (sometimes I find them easier to cut into than fat quarters), a charm packet, and various yardages in the thatched prints in cottage blue, meaning to use it for this sew along. I'd planned just overall color, I wish I'd found this post a month earlier! I loved the the fabric so much I'm doing a second sampler quilt over the summer too. Love it and thank you!
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