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,


  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.

  2. Your block looks great- lovely colour choices.

  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.)

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

  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.

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

  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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