Sunday, January 12, 2014

Summer Time

This quilt is one I put together at Sewjourn last September.  It's made with a linen/cotton background, and a selection from my stash.  I even used some of my precious Architextures fabric.  It's a free pattern from the Art Gallery Fabrics website called Street Grid.  I've arranged my blocks a little differently to their pattern as I made my quilt smaller.  They have a number of really lovely free patterns and are worth having a look at here.

I try to do a little bit of sewing every evening, and with so little on TV to distract me I've been able to get a few things done over summer. Quilting this little lap quilt is one of them.

I've used a ribbon meander, it's quilted quite lightly as I used a very thin wadding which I bought at the now closed Ballarat Patchwork many years ago.  I didn't get a photo of the back, it's a Spotlight Voile.  The quilt is so light and feels like butter.  I'm very pleased with the quilting.  Now I have to choose a binding though, usually I have a good idea of what I'd like to use to frame my quilts but with this one I am stumped.

It was fun to have a different venue to take some photos.  These were taken at my sister's house, her husband collects musical instruments of all kinds and they look great with the quilts.  I have another two that are pinned and ready to quilt so I'm hoping to get them moved onto the 'finished' list soon.  It's so hard to not get distracted by new ideas and quiltalongs.  I'm hoping to join the popular Economy Block Quilt Along soon, the pictures I've seen in the Flickr group and on Instagram (#economyblockalong) are so enticing.  It's easy to find lovely new ideas!


  1. Ha might have to send you the solid orange I brought, seeing as how you did a great job with it on this quilt! I do like orange blue and white together but the stripes make it!

  2. Love the quilt, I used silk batting and a voile back fir my last quilt and it is just so lovely and light. Can't get silk here anymore :(