BasicGrey fabric Quilt Alongs Sampler Spree Sew Along

Sampler Spree Sew Along (Week 3)

I said I’d be making 5 blocks each week for the Sampler Spree Sew Along – but just realized I only need to be making 3-4. Somehow, I ended up writing down the wrong total of sampler blocks needed for my scrappy leaf layout! Instead of (44) sampler blocks, I actually only need (33). This is my favorite kind of mistake.

Sampler Spree Sew Along

Blocks #11-13

Sampler Spree Sew Along (Week 4). Check out Vanessa's blocks using Cider and Persimmon fabric by BasicGrey + her fall leaf quilt top layout.

Block patterns for this project come from Susan Ache’s Sampler Spree book. Here are the 3 blocks I decided to stitch up this week:

  • Block #16 “Lattice” (page 24)
  • Block #19 “Greek Cross” (page 26)
  • Block #20 “London Stairs” (page 26)

Fabric + Layout

Fabric: I’m using scraps of Cider by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics

Block Patterns: Found in the Sampler Spree book by Susan Ache. I’m starting at the beginning of the book and picking the ones I fancy most.

Layout: I’ve designed a giant scrappy leaf for my quilt top layout (mockup below). I’m sharing all the details about my scrappy leaf layout here – along with a few other layout options perfect for 6″ sampler blocks. This week’s block trio will probably all get plugged into the designated spots in the orange (leaf-point) triangle section.

Sampler Spree Quilt Along. The FREE Scrappy Leaf Layout by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Cider/Persimmon by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics.

Want to Sew Along?

It’s never too late to join! Get all the official details of the Sampler Spree Quilt Along here (including the 10-week breakdown + bonus layout options). The group will be making 10 blocks per week in a scavenger hunt style – think a random block assignment from the book each week, all made in a certain color. Unfortunately, I’ve been too busy to commit to that many blocks – which is why I made my own plan making 3-4 per week instead. With a project like this, you get to make your own rules!

Sampler Spree book by Susan Ache

What did you like most about this sampler spree sew along? Let me know in a comment below!

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1 Comment

  1. terrieannie

    June 30, 2021 at 7:43 am

    I love your plan. 10 blocks per week was too daunting, but picking out favorites is for me!

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