Thursday, October 16, 2014

I call this quilt Summer Breeze

I made this summer quilt for my daughter who asked for a lighter weight one for her bed.  I was lucky enough to find a jelly roll at Joanne's Fabrics in Venice, Florida that had a really great selection of modern prints.  I love the aqua and the pop of chartreuse really adds a feeling of freshness.  The pattern  is called "Summer in the Park" by Fons & Porter that I found in the 2013 Spring issue of Quilting Quickly magazine.  I watched a great tutorial by Jenny Doan at Missouri Star Quilt Co. demonstrating how quickly this quilt comes together.  I only used one jelly roll of patterned fabric and one of plain.  To that I added a white sash as well as a grey one.  I considered free motion quilting but eventually chose to do stitch in the ditch which enhanced the linear look.

Now for the binding - since I was in a real hurry to finish the quilt…I was a tad late giving it to her for her birthday…so I sewed my binding onto the back and wrapped it to the front and then sewed it down with a top stitch.  Because the backing is a lovely white with tiny flowers, I was careful to sew the top stitching into the ditch on the back side.  A very quick way to add a border without having to hand stitch it.  

My daughter loves her new quilt!  She said it was just what she wanted.