Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Summer is still there...

We seem to be enjoying an Indian summer this week so it was perfect timing to play catch up with the Summer Solstice quilt-along with Melissa. All the pieces were cut and I had done the first basic units (flying geese) on time but I fell off the band wagon after that.
I had also sewn the HST but hadn't had a chance to square them up
Next on the list were the dreaded curves, which weren't as bad as I expected!
And with all the basic pieces ready. it was time to sew the block units:
a lovely star for the centre

4 side blocks

and 4 corner blocks
to be sewn into a massive 20' block
finished with a white border
I love how this has turned out. This is not my usual choice of colour but I wanted to keep it summery and it think it worked. I only planned one block because it is huge and I knew the summer would be busy (and I don't need yet another UFO either). I will eventually quilt it to make a cushion cover for a massive cushion I have in the lounge (which currently still have my snowmen cover....)
This quilt-along was great and very well explained. I love the fact that Melissa gave so many size options (all clearly presented) and her block is so original with the curves. I am glad I took part, I'll certainly watch out for Melissa's next QAL.

And these were my first 9 blocks for September for the 350-block challenge.
Linking to Happy QuiltingSew Cute Tuesday, Let's Bee Social and  Needle and Thread Thursday,
Celine

8 comments:

  1. Wow, it is so fun to see your block come together in a progression of pictures!!! So awesome!!! Your quilt top is so cute!!! I just love it ;) And thank you for your sweet comments on the QAL, I am so glad you enjoyed it and it was so lovely to have you along.

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  2. Your block looks great- lovely colour choices.

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  3. This is such a great looking block. Your color choices worked out really well, and it's going to make a great cushion cover. (Unless you ask a snowman.)

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  4. Coral, pink and yellow are the perfect summer color combination. Your block is lovely!

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  5. It is going to be a lovely cushion. I wouldn't have thought of putting those fabrics together but it is a lovely combination.

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  6. This is going to make one beautiful cushion. Love those colors.

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  7. Your block looks wonderful, and it's going to make an awesome cushion cover! Thanks for sharing at Sew Cute Tuesday :D

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