Monday, July 23, 2018

Hexie Snowflake Sampler ++ 2019 Quilter's Planner

I'm very excited to be kicking off the 2019 Quilter's Planner - Blog Hop!  On this first stop of the hop, I am showing the Hexie Snowflake Sampler quilt that I designed for next year's planner.

As you might remember, I had designed the sampler for the 2018 planner and was honored to be asked to contribute another sampler for 2019.  I checked and you can actually still purchase the 2018 Planner Magazine which includes 14 patterns including the sampler pattern for only $7 now.

When I spoke with Stephanie about the upcoming 2019 Sampler design we came up with a list of requirements:

  1. Different looking sampler, beyond a traditional grid layout.
  2. Beginner friendly, using some basic traditional piecing techniques.
  3. Have enough blocks to be able to fill an entire year.
  4. Look great in Bonnie & Camille's new fabric line.
I went to work and luckily created a design that Stephanie liked :)  The Hexie Snowflake sampler contains many different blocks with different shapes and sizes, all combined into a hexagon shape to make a lap sized quilt.

I designed the quilt, but due to my book being published at the beginning of the year, I was not able to make the quilt.  Sue Bishop pieced and quilted the quilt and she did a fabulous job.  Check out her ghost blocks she quilted into the background. 

Kitty of Night Quilter once again produced all of the photography for the planner in the beautiful wilderness of Maine including all of the photographs in this post.

Remember, you can pre-order your planner right here (affiliate link), the planners are shipping in September this year so you can get a jump start on your planning for next year!  (And if you pre-order, you get to choose your cover while supplies last.  The orange peel version is my favorite.)

Here is the full 2019 Quilter's Planner Share the Love Schedule

Monday, July 23 Cheryl Brickey Meadow Mist Designs @meadowmistdesigns
Wednesday, July 25 Karen Lewis Karen Lewis Textiles @karenlewistextiles
Friday, July 27 Karie Jewell Two Kwik Quilters @karie_twokwikquilters

Monday, July 30 Mandy Leins Mandalei Quilts @mandaleiquilts
Wednesday, August 1 Megan Fisher @ayragon
Friday, August 3 Andrea Tsang Jackson 3rd Story Workshop @3rdstoryworkshop

Monday, August 6 Trinia Braughton Penguin Feats @penquinfeats
Wednesday, August 8 Yvonne Fuchs Quilting Jetgirl @quiltingjetgirl
Friday, August 10 Kitty Wilkin Night Quilter @nightquilter

Monday, August 13 Isabelle Selak South Bay Bella Studio @southbaybella
Wednesday, August 15 Sylvia Schaefer Flying Parrot Quilts @flyingparrotquilts
Friday, August 17 Lee Monrow May Chappell @maychappell

Monday, August 20 Kate Colleran Seams Like a Dream @seamslikeadreamquilts
Wednesday, August 22 Shannon Fraser Shannon Fraser Designs @shannonfraserdesigns
Friday, August 24 Kerry Goulder Kid Giddy @kidgiddy

Monday, August 27 Kitty Wilkin Night Quilter @nightquilter


  1. Congrats! Another beautiful sampler quilt and as always, Kitty did a fantastic photo!

  2. I love your Hexie Snowflake Sampler design, Cheryl! It's going to be fun to see all the beautiful versions of it that are made.

  3. What a great looking sampler, Cheryl. It will be a fun quilt to make.

  4. Beautiful quilt! and those photos are just amazing!

  5. What an unusual and beautiful sampler!!! Love the Maine flowers in the photos, too.

  6. So pretty Cheryl! I can only imagine how crazy the past months have been for you! Yikes.

  7. That's a pretty amazing sampler! Thanks for the peek.

  8. Such a fun snowflake design! And Kitty's photography is beautiful!

  9. It looks very different than the usual sampler quilts! You did a great job with this one, Cheryl! So pretty!


  10. I agree with Soma! It certainly is unusual and I love that! Wonderful ghost quilting (something I love and do a fair amount of!). Congrats on being asked and delivering! :-)

  11. It's a beautiful sampler! You've had a busy year, a book and then this for the calendar.


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