Thursday, September 19, 2013

End of a Summer Breeze


Before the Autumnal Equinox is here, I thought I should finish playing with my Summer Breeze.  This was a full FQ bundle gifted to me by my SIL for helping her with her very first quilt (that she designed).



My first quilt was the 'How Far Will You Go' QAL with The Elven Garden.


And then I made a pillow to go with  it as part of the Project Quilting Challenge with Persimon Dreams.




And scraps worked perfectly for the Mug Rug Blog Hop over at Sew We Quilt





The left-overs became another quilt.  A simple 20-patch (2.5" squares) to use up all those scraps.


The stars are made with the sashing - 4.5" strips with 'flip-corners' from 2.5" squares.


And corner stones - 4.5" squares - make up the star centers.  Very easy way to make a secondary pattern.  I had it longarmed by one of our local quilters.  A flowing leaf, vine and flower that resembled most of the flower patterns in the fabrics.  AND yes, dark yellow thread - I love color thread and I just thought it added to the warm and summer feel to this quilt.


And to show how the star travels into the inner border - it's just a geese unit.


The back is a Henry Glass - "Bouquet Splendor" - which I think works nicely.

I do have a baggy of all the corner snips, a few scraps and some of those border fabrics.  I think I will tuck them away with a note on them - future Doll Quilt Swap.  Now I am really ready to play with Fall fabrics.


** linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday **
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

16 comments:

  1. Both quilts are beautiful, the mug rug is a love with the Salt Girl and the quilting is very pretty, too. Blue and yellow are so pretty together.

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  2. I Love this collection of fabrics! Love all the things you made with it, too. Stars reaching into the borders a special touch. Had not thought of yellow thread quilting. Yes! Clever.

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  3. You certainly did right with that bundle, It's all beautiful but I'm loving that 20 patch. By the way, how's your son doing?

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  4. Sharon, what a smart cookie you are! The fabrics are beautiful and you have shown them off so well with these quilts and projects. What a great idea to keep the bundle fabrics together to make several items. You rock!

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  5. Beautiful quilts Sharon! I think the two of us really enjoyed making things from these neat fabrics!! A little doll quilt next spring will be perfect for the scraps.

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  6. I love how you got so much fun out of one fat quarter bundle!

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  7. My oh my what you can do with yardage! Love the blue and yellow combinations! I've got a bundle I got last spring with great intentions. I just don't have your results! Great work!

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  8. All of your finishes are gorgeous but I love, love, love the last quilt with its stars and diagonals. Beautiful!

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  9. All your Summer Breeze projects were wonderful. You SIL did good by you...:)

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  10. Wow!! You sure did get a lot of goodies from the gift from your SIL!! I love them all!! Blue and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations!! I can't pick a fave!!

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  11. Such a lovely lot of beautiful color! It's amazing how far fabric goes, isn't it? Whoop whoop!!

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  12. There are times that I wish I had bought that fabric line but I can't buy them all, right? I love what you've created with it, they all are beautiful. Enjoy playing with the fall scheme.

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  13. A few years ago I made my middle daughter her Wedding Quilt and she wanted blue and yellow, seeing yours reminds me of just how beautiful that combination is and how beautiful yours is!

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  14. You certainly put that bundle to great use! Love your leftover quilt.

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  15. I love the blue mug rug with the Morton Salt little girl Can you send it to me? The embroidery part. I went to the mug blog but couldn't find it.

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  16. Wow you've worked that fat quarter bundle to its full potential! I love the summery freshness of the fabrics.your quilts look great.

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