Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along - Week 7

 **  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 17th - Merry-Go-Round Blocks - You Are Here
May 24th - Putting it All Together
June 7th - Parade of Finishes

But before we get to Week 7 . . . we need to pick the Week 6 Winner of the Layer Cake of your Choice  from My Stash.  And the winner is . . . Barbara !!!!   I have messaged you.


It's the seventh week of making blocks for the Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along and we are working on blocks for the pieced backing this week!!!  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 7 - Merry-Go-Round Block Pattern  supplemental directions for making your blocks ;)  This week we will be so fun making blocks from the  Merry-Go-Round Quilt!!!

We will be making 5 Merry-Go-Round Blocks and 4 Sashings from the Merry-Go-Round Quilt.     You will be using directions from pages 39-45 in your book and the Week 7 - Merry-Go-Round Block Pattern for supplemental directions to make your blocks.  

And once your blocks and sashing units are made, be sure to sew them into one long row for the center strip of your pieced backing ;)


And just like that, you are done with Week 6!!  And now, you get to share your progress!!!   Lets see your week 7 Merry-Go-Round 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 Merry-Go-Round Blocks!!!   This week, you can win a Layer Cake of your Choice!!  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop 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 Merry-Go-Round Blocks with Hashtags #fastandfunsampler and #fastandfunsamplerqal  on  Facebook or Instagram or email me a picture of your blocks to by May 23rd at midnight.     I will share the winner at the beginning of next weeks QAL post :)  

And that is it for Week 7 of the Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along!!!  I can't wait to see your Merry-Go-Round Blocks all sewn in a row.   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 7 :)  

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1 comment:

  1. Rosemary B here:
    Melissa, these blocks are adorable. I love how they will look on the sampler!


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