Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along - Week 6

 **  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

May 10 - Aurora Block and Key Blocks - You Are Here
May 17th - Merry-Go-Round Blocks
May 24th - Putting it All Together
June 7th - Parade of Finishes

But before we get to Week 6 . . . we need to pick the Week 5 Winner of the Layer Cake of your Choice  from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop.  And the winner is . . . danettestankovich !!!!   I have messaged you.


It's the sixth week of making blocks for the Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along and we are getting closer to putting it all together!!!  And just a reminder,  I am making 2 versions of the quilt, so you only need to share one set of blocks ;)     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 6 - Aurora & Keystone Block Pattern  supplemental directions for making your blocks ;)  This week we will be so fun, with a block from the Aurora quilt and lots from the Keystone Corners quilt!!!

We will get started with the Aurora Block from the Aurora quilt.     You will be using directions from pages 25-33 in your book and the Week 6 - Aurora & Keystone Block Pattern  for supplemental directions to make your blocks.  

And there is no sashing for this block ;)

And now, it's time to make the Keystone Blocks from the Keystone Corners quilt.  We will be making 24 Keystone Blocks and then sashing them in quite a few different layouts.   You will be using directions from pages 12-17 in your book and the Week 6 - Aurora & Keystone Pattern  for supplemental directions to make your blocks.  

Just pay close attention to the supplemental directions for all of those sashing layouts ;)


And just like that, you are done with Week 6!!  And now, you get to share your progress!!!   Lets see your week 6 Aurora and Keystone 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 Aurora & Keystone Blocks!!!   This week, you can win a Surprise Layer Cake from my Happy Quilting stash!!!  

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is share your Aurora & Three O Blocks with Hashtags #fastandfunsampler and #fastandfunsamplerqal  on  Facebook or Instagram or email me a picture of your blocks to by May 16th at midnight.     I will share the winner at the beginning of next weeks QAL post :)  

And that is it for Week 6 of the Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along!!!  I can't wait to see your Aurora and Keystone 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 6 :)  

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Melissa, and Lou Lou's Fabric Shop! I am having Fun and sewing Fast for this Quilt Along. It's a great way to sew with my fabric stash! Plus, have a quilt at the end.


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