Monday, January 28, 2019

Summer Ocean

Here it is, my version of the Summer quilt from the Quilt Giving book (affiliate link), which I've renamed Summer Ocean because of the color scheme. Doesn't the garden gate/trellis make a pretty quilt hanger?

hanging Summer Ocean quilt

And here's the whole quilt, made the same size as in the book, 64" x 80".

Summer Ocean by QuiltFabrication

Originally, I wanted to just make a baby quilt size, but found that because of the block size, the design was cut off on the side and bottom. 

small, incomplete version of the Summer quilt

Scaling back the block size would have been better - maybe next time! Fortunately, I had just enough background fabrics to make more blocks for the full size, though I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with such a large quilt.

But check out the backing! A pretty blue/aqua 4 yard piece was in the stash, and it works so well with the front.

Summer Ocean quilt backing

Remember I gave hints for piecing backing that would make a longarmer very happy? Well, I did that horizontal seam, and then decided to load the quilt on it's side so that I could quilt a lengthwise row. Not the best planning on my part.

Summer Ocean quilting across the rows is in progress

But being me, I bit the bullet and dealt with yet another quilt with some sagging on the ends. Fortunately, this one came out fine.

I also chose ruler work in keeping with the geometric theme. There were lots of stops and starts, and the quilt police will surely point out my knots!

Summer Ocean quilting

Summer Ocean quilting across the rows

I'll be keeping this one around for awhile, as it has a nice soft hand, then who knows where it's forever home will be?

So that's it for my January Book of the Month feature. I could have kept going and made a few more, as there are some really nice, modern patterns in Quilt Giving. But, it's time to move on, and to continue to use up the stash - just makes room for more fabric!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. the quilting certainly suits that quilt!!

  2. Great save from baby quilt size to full size. I love this and those prints are beautiful!

  3. I really like the quilting lines on this project. Perfect with the triangles.


  4. That looks so pretty and your quilting is spot on - knots and all.

  5. Beautiful, Susan! And yes, that trellis makes a wonderful quilt hanger!!

  6. Love the blues and the backing especially! Pretty!

  7. Hi Susan! What a pretty quilt and a perfect name. You couldn't have picked a better backing fabric either! ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. It looks great. The name suits it. I wish I had "props" in my backyard for quilt photo taking. ☺

  9. Wow, such a pretty quilt. It just glows! Great fabric choices -- I really like the prints in the small triangles. Such a great idea!

  10. Well, you have talked me into buying another book! LOL I really like your color scheme better than the one in the book. It is beautiful.

  11. Beautiful quilt and what a perfect place to take a photo! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. So beautiful! I saw it on a linkup and the colors drew me in instantly. Gorgeous quilting too, and yes that trellis is a great hanger!

  13. What a beautiful quilt! It’s so fresh and crisp.

  14. This is a fab quilt. I love the colours and the quilting is great :)

  15. Beautiful! I love the blues and the backing is perfect for it. Thanks for linking to TGIFF this week :)


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