Friday, May 13, 2011

Sunny Days of Summer

I'm thrilled to be part of  Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival - the first time I've participated.
My entry is my latest quilt, binding just attached last night.  I call this quilt Sunny Days of Summer and it is made from Sweetwater Sunkissed fabric line.   My favorite block is a star (with pinwheel not all that far behind) so when I cracked open my layer cake, I set out to make a star from each layer cake piece that would show contrast with the white.  I really created this quilt as I went - experimenting and creating.   If you look carefully, the stars are all nested together and then are exploding out - exploding out to demonstrate how I feel when the long hours of daylight arrive in the summer.
This was quilted by Cathy Kirk and the quilting design is called Shadow - cool choice both for the name and the effect it gives the quilt.
If this is your first visit to my blog, I hope you will subscribe to my blog and return to join me on my quilting journey.   I've been blogging for 6 months.  While I've been quilting for about 10 years, it has become a bigger part of my life in the last 6 years.  I quilt as much as I can and enjoy projects big and small.
Now make some time to go check out some more quilts!

Happy Stitching!

33 comments:

  1. So Beautiful!! The sunkissed range is such lovely colours and look so fresh and crisp against the white background. I love that stars are exploding. The quilting pattern is perfect!!

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  2. Love the colors on this quilt, so vibrant and exciting!

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  3. So pretty! I love the Sunkissed fabric.

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  4. Beautiful quilt. We've been quilting about the same length of time, and I so identify with how much it has become a part of your life.

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  5. Love the colors, and my favorite part is that the stars are not all lined up....looks fantastic!

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  6. this is beautiful! I love how you've done it with the stars exploding out - very cool! I love that Sweetwater Sunkissed fabric - I just picked some more up today!

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  7. I love the randomness of the stars and the way the appear in the border - lovely quilt

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  8. Great quilt. I love the way you made the stars float with the border band and then the stars move out. Thanks for sharing it.

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  9. I've been dying toget hold of some sunkissed fabric for a while and after seeing your gorgeous quilt It is definitely on my list, great design, I love it :-)

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  10. I love how some of the stars are offset. It really gives life to the quilt. The colors are beautiful, too and your longarm quilter did an excellent job. I grew up in Asheville, so NC is close to my heart.

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  11. I love this quilt and the quilting makes it spectacular!

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  12. It looks fabulous! The quilting is gorgeous too. I love star blocks.

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  13. That's one lovely quilt! You did a very cool design - wow. And yes, the quilting just puts it over the top!

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  14. This quilt is so breathtaking. You used the stars magnificently and your fabric choices and placement are perfect.

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  15. I have such a fondness for stars, love this one!

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  16. Great combination of pattern and fabrics! Thanks for sharing your quilt with us!

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  17. Love your star quilt. It's really beautiful and a great layout. Lovely quilting. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  18. Oh, it's lovely. Love the colors, and the quilting is beautiful.

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  19. Lovely fabric and lovely stars. Your quilt looks so good!!

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  20. I love star quilts and yours is gorgeous. The quilting looks wonderful, such a great contrast.

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  21. Vibrant colors make this a beauty---adore it!

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  22. I love the bright and cheerfulness of this quilt- very sweet. I also love how the machine quilting brings this quilt to life.

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  23. Beautiful! I love the pieced border/frame. Thanks for sharing it!

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  24. It is a beautiful design and the quilting is wonderful. I love it.

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  25. The quilting is to die for!

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  26. What a breath of summer, love the stars and the swirly quilting. What a cozy quilt.
    Come see my entries: #210 repro cheddar orange stars-minature and #214 antique applique garden delight

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  27. reminds we of summer nights. a lovely quilt! thank you for sharing this treasure.

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  28. How lovely! The pattern you created is wonderful and I also love this line of fabrics.

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  29. i love the randomness of the stars :-)

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  30. What a lovely quilt - I love the pattern and the colors. Judy C in NC loved all the quilts and stories.

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  31. Hi, any plan to put up a tutorial for this pattern. It is extremely gorgeous. Love it! Well done :)

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