Summer Sundays


Thanks for all the quilt name suggestions!  There were a lot of great ideas, but in the end I went with "Summer Sundays".  One of my goals this year was to name more of my quilts.  I don't think I need a name for each baby quilt I make for my store, since that might stretch my brain just a bit too much.  But for the bigger quilts or ones which I especially love, I want names more imaginative than 'blue squares quilt', or pink and red log cabin quilt'.


And yes, this is currently my favorite quilt!  It was so much fun to put together.  It does take a big of figuring to get all those blocks put in their place, but I just took it one segment at a time.


I used Kona Essex Linen in Natural for most of the background, but added in a few other prints just for added interest.  OK, I'll admit that it started out because I was afraid I was going to run out of the linen.   In the end it's one of my favorite elements in the quilt.  In the bottom of the above photo you can see the cream colored polkadot which is meant to read as part of the background, but kind of just adds to quirky randomness of the whole thing.


That long strip of aqua is Moda Crossweave in Aqua.  It's a woven fabric made from two different colors of thread, so it gives for a neat effect.  The binding is Girl Friday by Cosmo Cricket, and yes I did just use it on another quilt, but it seemed to fit here again.


It's backed with Alexander Henry Farmdale Blossom in Turquoise.  Yes, I do love this quilt but I know that I'll have a new favorite very soon.  It's a good thing quilts don't have feelings, or I'd have a lot of former quilts really hurt!



And one more picture cause I like the way it looks hanging over my daughter's crib.

16 comments:

  1. This is currently my favorite quilt too.

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  2. Wow, your quilt is really pretty and it does look great hanging over the crib.

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  3. ACK! Can I be you?! Seriously--this is ridiculous. No one should be as good as you are at the improv quilt look. Seriously--when are you getting a book deal?! I want to design like you do!

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  4. It's awfully pretty! And I love the solid color strips mixed in!!

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  5. I love it when a shortage of one particular fabric (the Essex linen) forces us to add in more fabrics (the polkadot). It makes for very exciting and original quilts. Well done.

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  6. so sweet! I love the life quilting brings to a finished top...so pretty!

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  7. Big LOVE! Wow, the other solids and creams really did add so much. It's wonderfully fun! That binding is one of my favs. I remember loving it on your other quilt as well.

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  8. It's beautiful, and ohmygosh, your binding is PERFECT!

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  9. Thank you for letting us feature this on Modern Day Quilts, http://moderndayquilts.tumblr.com!

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  10. Found you featured over on Modern Day Quilt. Just stopped by to say this is a great quilt!

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  11. I LOVE this quilt! I am currently trying to do something similar with some randomly sized blocks in different shapes, but I'm at the tough part, trying to join everything, and I'm a wee bit stumped as to how to proceed.

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  12. This quilt is amazing, I love it so much. (Do you have flickr account? please let me know)

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  13. Your quilt does the classic crinkly really well! As a new quilter, this is the look I want! How do I get it? Any tips?

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