Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along - Week 4

 **  NOTE  - This post is part of a series of posts for the Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along.  If you would like to join (and have a chance to win some fun prizes ) you can find a list of the post links here :)  Here is the schedule

April 26th - Jacks Blocks - You are Here
May 3 - Dutch Days and Three O Blocks
May 10 - Aurora Block and Key Blocks
May 17th - Merry-Go-Round Blocks
May 24th - Putting it All Together
June 7th - Parade of Finishes

But before we get to Week 4 . . . we need to pick the Week 3 Winner of the Betsy's Sewing Kit 10" Precut from Poppie CottonAnd the winner is . . . Susan !!!!   I have messaged you.


So now, let's get to more blocks!!!   It's the fourth week of making blocks for the Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along and I am just loving seeing the variety in the blocks so far!!!  Just a reminder,  I am making sharing two sets of blocks, but you only need to share one set ;)     You will need your copy of Fast & Fun Lap Quilts (which is available in both hard copy or e-book format)  for the piecing instructions as well as the Week 4 - Jacks Pattern  supplemental directions for making your blocks ;)  This week we will be making 2 blocks from the Jacks quilt!!!

To make your 2 Jacks Blocks, you will be using directions from pages 47-51 in your book and the Week 4 - Jacks Pattern  for supplemental directions.  

And while there are only 2 blocks this week, they take a little more time to make, so keep that in mind ;)  Of course, they are still super fun to make, just lots and lots of little stitch and flips :) 


And just like that, you are done with Week 4!!  And now, you get to share your progress!!!   Lets see your week 4 Jacks Blocks and enter to win prizes :)    Here's how:

If you use Facebook or Instagram  be sure and use the Hashtags #fastandfunsampler and #fastandfunsamplerqal  in your post. And you can tag me @happyquiltingmc as well, if you like ;)    

If you don't use social media, no worries.   Just email me a picture at and I will post a picture for your with the hashtags included so you will be eligible for prizes as well.  


 Of course, everyone that finishes their quilt top between May 24th - June 7th will be eligible to win one of three amazing Grand Prizes of  $75.00 Gift Certificates to Fat Quarter Shop!!!  Thank you to Fat Quarter Shop for these generous grand prizes to help keep us all motivated to keep up!! 

But for this week, we also have a giveaway for everyone who finishes their Jacks Blocks!!!   This week, you can win this beautiful Betsy's Sewing Kit 10" Precut!!  Poppie Cotton is sponsoring this giveaway and I thank them for helping to keep us motivated!!!  

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is share your Jacks Blocks with Hashtags #fastandfunsampler and #fastandfunsamplerqal  on  Facebook or Instagram or email me a picture of your blocks to by May 2nd at midnight.     I will share the winner at the beginning of next weeks QAL post :)  

And that is it for Week 4 of the Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along!!!  I can't wait to see your Jacks blocks.   And of course, if you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to leave them in the comments below, or email me at

I hope you all have lots of Happy Quilting times as you Quilt Along for Week 4 :)  

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