Thursday 12 April 2012

Lucky Summer

I hope everybody had a lovely Easter. I went to see my sister in Germany and spend a few wonderful days with her, my brother-in-law and of course my lovely nephew Hauke.

Now I am back home and lucky enough to have the erst of the week of. I will of course spend it sewing (though a little 10 k run will have to be squeezed in too to get rid of the Easter chocolates I indulged in). 
I super lucky last week when the ueber talented Lucie Summers hosted a generous giveaway on her block that featured her first fabric line 'Summersville' for Moda that will hit the shops any moment now.

I was the lucky winner of a layer of this amazing line. This is one of those collections that I have been waiting for patiently since it was revealed at Quilt Market. It is just up my street, utterly contemporary, playful with lots of colour yet it retains a wonderful lightness due to the liberal amounts of white in it.

Now I am the first to admit that I am no good with pre-cuts. I have used them all but I don't go looking for charm packs, jelly rolls and layer cakes. So whilst I was insanely happy to have gotten my greedy hands on some of the fabric before it hit the shops, I also was a bit at a loss of what to do with it. But I really, really wanted to do something with the fabric straight away because I think it would be a crime not to.

I contemplated giant squares, then 5 " squares, then pinwheels but finally settled on a postage stamp quilt because the collection actually has lots and lots of small and smallish patterns that lend themselves to it.

And so this morning I started cutting and sewing......

Oh what bliss.....

P.S. Lucie has a list of retailers that will sell 'Summersville' on the sidebar of her blog, just in cases you feel the urge to add this great line to your stash. ( And I don't know why you wouldn't feel the urge.... just saying...)

P.S.S I will post an update on 'Siblings Together' tomorrow


  1. I adore that fabric, postage stamps are a great idea!

  2. Oh you are braver than me - mine is still waiting to be used (and abused!!) x

  3. It looks fabulous and I'm looking forward to seeing more!!

  4. Darn it - now I want some!

  5. Wooo! Congratulations! I am loving seeing what people are doing with Summersville. Your version is great - you sew postage stamps so well!


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