Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Meet 'Lucky Summer'

It was such a pleasure working with 'Summersville' that I couldn't stop myself sewing. So I not only had the quilt finished by last Saturday but also a couple of matching cushions (..... one can never have enough cushions).

Shall we have a look then ?

I almost used the entire layer cake in this postage stamp pattern. The individual squares are 2 inches in size and I used 480 pieces in this quilt.



I placed 4 different layer cake pieces on top of each other and cut four 2 1/2 inch strips from them (totaling to 16 individual strips), then I mixed the strips up and sewed these together to 4 blocks again which I subsequently cut into 4 individual strips again (totaling to 16 strips altogether but this time each has 4 different 2 inch squares).

I then laid out all the strips until I was happy with the look and started piecing them in blocks of four. It sounds a lot more work then it was in the end.



I quilted in straight lines outside the ditch which emphasis the individual squares. Quilting thread was Gueterman Sulky 1072 for the front and a variegated one for the back (the same I am using for my Greek Cross quilt, more on that next week).

 



For the back I used this absolutely fantastic colourful butterfly print from Alexander Henry (featured in this stash Note). It actually mirrors a lot of the colours from the front but adds vibrance and buzz to it.
Look at this print, isn't it amazing ?


The quilt measures 41 by 48 inches (1,01 x 1.22 m)  and I used a Michael Miller print from the 'Pretty Bird' collection called 'Bloomies' for the binding which is the same I already used in another quilt last year. Because the print fabric of the front has a lot of white in it I felt that it needed a strong frame. I think the colours really work well both with the front and back. It is a beautiful tangerine.


And as already mentioned in the beginning I couldn't stop myself sewing so I added a couple of cushions that feature on one side a double pinwheels ( I might just have to make a quilt featuring double pinwheels when I get my hands on more of this fabric !) and on the other a large square in a square.



 

And because I can  here another shot of the whole lot together.
The quilt and pillows are all listed in my Etsy shop  Sold

24 comments:

  1. Fabulous - all of it! you must have some patience too, sewing all those little 2" squares together

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  2. Brilliant job!!
    How can you bare to part with them!?

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  3. Wow! This is a fabulous quilt-I love the contrast between front and back! And the cushions are a perfect match!

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  4. wonderful xx and so colourful xx

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  5. a stunning quilt and the backing is fab too!

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  6. Love those pillows! That fabric looks great with the solids!

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  7. So wonderful - quilt is fantastic but I adore the cushions

    Summersville is currently top of my fabric wish list!

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  8. Beautiful makes J! You've showcased the fabrics brilliantly! Jxo

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  9. love this fabric and the quilt is perfect, along with the pillows

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  10. Lovely combination and beautiful quilt and pillows! That Summersville is fabulous, but even more so with the butterfly stuff.

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  11. It is rare to find a line of fabric that has all the same color background so in fact that can be your background color. Did I say that right? I absolutely love what you did.

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  12. Wow, wow, wow!!!
    That is amazing. It's shows off all of the fabrics to their absolute best. Well done you!

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  13. Love it! Perfect for Lucie's fabric!

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  14. I love it, the quilt, the pillows, the binding, all of it!

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  15. Excellent! I've always wanted to attempt a postage stamp quilt, this one looks awesome!

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  16. Looks great!! I am digging this new line I am seeing all over blogland.

    Cheers!
    Rachel
    Scrapendipity Designs

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  17. Oh my goodness this is so amazing! I'm so glad you won so that you could make this beauty! I love that paired that awesome Michael Miller fabric with the Summersville. I never would have thought to do it and it looks AMAZING! What a set!

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  18. WOW !! It's all lovely !!! LOVE IT !

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  19. I absolutely adore that butterfly print and found your blog in search of it in use. Lovely work! Now I'm just trying to decide between the blue and the black versions... It's just a perfect quilt back!

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