Monday, August 29, 2011

The end of Summer

There was a hint of coolness in the air this morning.  Summer is winding down, and the flowers are fading.  And I completed my Summer of Love quilt today....and all the memories that go with it. 

Seeing this spread out in the shade, made me think of the song, "What a day for a daydream".

Thrown over a porch chair, you can see a bit of the quilting design.  Yes, my favorite swirls spread all over the entire top.  I like the way they softened the whole thing, rather than making one part stand out. 
I used Isacord thread....oyster color for the quilting.  For sure, this is "Mellow Yellow".
Look close....can you see my mistake?   LOL....I didn't spot it until I was finished with the quilting.   Actually, there is another 4 patch placed wrong too....I just can't see it in this photo.  They can remind me of the "mistakes" I made in my youth. 

And finally, the label.  I found a flower graphic very typical of the 60's that I used in the background.  It doesn't show very well because I formatted the color of it to the lightest gray, so that the text would show up over it.  But I did use a new trick here.  The border fabric was added and turned under around the label.  Then  I added strips of heat and bond light around the edges on the back and fused it to the back of the quilt.  It will hold it until I get the edges stitched down by hand.   A great temporary label! 

  Many thanks to Bonnie Hunter for discovering the inspiration quilt and sharing the pattern for the florabunda blocks.  She has a pdf version of the pattern and instructions posted at Quiltville.com.
Happy stitching.

8 comments:

  1. Well the mistake must be really 'bad' because I can't see it. Great finish!

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  2. Your quilt is beautiful!! And what great memories it brought to mind :)

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  3. I love the way this turned out. It is so soft and soothing.

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  4. That is absolutely beautiful, Debbie.

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  5. I like your quilt!! Did you use one yellow? I finished mine this past week also. Mine is 90x99 (10 blocks by 11 blocks) to fit my bed. I used a variety of yellows that "read" solid. We both have winners!

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  6. This is lovely! I can't see the mistake either but if they are reminders of the mistakes of our youth mine would probably have a few:-)

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  7. Simply beautiful. Very restful and perfect to relax under!

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  8. Ok--where's the mistake?? It's a beautiful quilt, you did a great job.

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