Friday 21 February 2014

Summer Dream: A Finished Quilt

I had big dreams for the quilts I was going to finish for my daughter before her arrival. Reality meant that when she did join us I didn't have a single quilt finished for her, never mind the three or four I had in mind. I have been hard at work whenever I get a few moments (and thanks to a husband who "rescues" me and sends me to quilt for a bit) and so I managed to get Colour Collage done for Emma's nursery wall. Not long after, I was able to finish Summer Dream, a rather large (for a baby) quilt using Indian Summer from Art Gallery Fabrics. I used only the turquoise and navy and teal colours from this line and I love it.

I used a free tutorial from Simple Simon and Company. The pattern was fairly straight-forward, but I missed the quality of detail that was in the last two patterns I used, both from Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew.

Here is the finished product, Summer Dream. Considering the very very cold (hello, polar vortex) and very very snowy winter we've been having, this quilt has me dreaming of summer and taking my new little girl out in the sunshine!

I did an organic wavy line quilting throughout. It was fairly easy and I like the texture it adds. I did Aurafil light grey on the back and white on the front. I love this particular print, which I used for the whole back. It is bound in a Bonnie and Camille Happy Go Lucky pattern in turquoise.
The backing, unlike my usual choice, is all one fabric. That was to please the husband who thinks that pieced backings don't look "right." Her next quilt will have a pieced back, I can tell you that!

I hope my baby girl gets lots of use out of this quilt and I can't wait to make her another one! Now just to finish the four quilts on the "to do" list before I tackle another one for her!



  1. Love the soft colors of this quilt. Nice job.

  2. Pretty quilt! I really like the pattern design ~ great one to show off fabric designs! The colors sure do make you dream about summer!