Friday, June 28, 2019

sewing the summer blues!

i did have a finish this month: as in FINISHED! quilted, bound, washed and on the bed finished!

woohoo! this scrappy 16 patch has been in the works for awhile. it never made it to the UFO status- just a sluggish WIP. 

i quilted it myself- straight line quilting through the kona stratosphere blues with no batting. (just like A's RSC18 kona quilt that i gave her for valentine's day)

it's a perfect summer quilt. quilting the top and backing with out batting makes it feel more like a sheet or light-weight blanket, but it still has the aesthetic beauty of a quilt, and looks nice on our bed.  the backing is cheddar orange (or yellow?) it's a long hoarded favorite piece that i'm thrilled to finally see in use! 

the pictures are a bit out of order, but the 2 pillows at the top of the post go with this quilt. (obvious, i guess...) i pulled out all the medium blues as i was piecing the top- i didn't want the patchwork pattern to get lost with blues that were "too blendy" with the kona stratosphere. i used them to make two (22") pillows, complemented with kona duckling. 

the quilt measures about 82½" X 102½" after washing. every morning when i make my bed, i spot so many different fabrics, and it brings back happy memories of my children when they were smaller, my grandchildren that are small now and already have fabrics that are "theirs", and many other projects and special people in my life, too. 


Quiltdivajulie said...

Congratulations on the finish - it's wonderful!!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

AWESOME quilt for Summer!! The pillows were a GREAT use of the BLUE that was too light to be paired with the background. Enjoy!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That turned out beautifully! I love how the bright pinks and reds stand out with the blue background. I've never made a quilt without batting - now you have me curious about it!

Susie H said...

I love, love, love it! Great summer quilt, great memory quilt, great job!

Kat said...

A perfect summer topper! Love it!

Cathy said...

What a beautiful, happy quilt. I hope there are many sweet slumbers beneath it!

Laura said...

Way to use up those scraps! I have many sluggish WIPS too :)


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