Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Summer Meadows...

I put the final stitches on the binding for Summer Meadows late Sunday night.  Yesterday I rollered it (to remove all the cat hair) and it has now replaced Just Fun in my sewing room.

I showed my husband the quilt when it was done and his comment was that I should hang it backwards.  Too funny!  He actually prefers the back of the quilt to the front.  I suppose if I hadn't put a label on it, I could have put it up either way.

This was a fun quilt to make.  It didn't take very long to put the top together and I spent a lot more time quilting it than I did piecing it, but I enjoyed it all.  The practice is also helping me with my stitch regulation and free motion quilting skills.  These quilts are just the right size to try out various quilting designs and techniques without getting overwhelmed or taking forever!

So, to sum up this quilt:
  • Size: 36" x 36"
  • Fabric: 2 Charm Packs of Meadow by Blackbird Designs, backing is French General Favorites
  • Batting: 2 layers of Warm & Natural
  • Thread: Aurifil for the piecing and quilting
  • Pattern: Jersey Girl by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co

I'm already busy piecing the next one and planning out the quilting for it.  We'll see how far I can get before I need to set it aside and finish a couple other things.  We're expecting some more snow and ice tomorrow, so perhaps I'll be able to spend the next few days in my sewing room.  (I'm really hoping that turns out to be the case.)

No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. 
Micah 6:8 (NLT)


  1. It's so beautiful, both sides!
    Keep warm!

  2. Beautiful! I can see why he loves the back, but the front is gorgeous! Hope you get your wish for more snow. LOL

  3. I always turn the quilt over to see the backside first thing. Your quilt is gorgeous! both sides!

  4. I agree that the back shows off the quilting very nicely!

  5. Your quilting is lovely! What a pretty one to hang in your studio. :)

  6. Wow both sides are so wonderful.
    Grit from Germany

  7. Beautiful quilt, and the quilting wow! I can easily see why he said that.