Completed 2013

Vintage Summer Quilt

I love this quilt. The soft colors…the simple chevron pattern…the pop of the colors against the white background. This quilt makes me happy and it feels summery and beachy. I can see many picnics in its future.

Vintage Summer Quilt

The printed fabrics are vintage sheets purchased on Etsy and cut into 6″ squares to make half square triangles with the white background fabric. The design is simple but graphic. This was quilted by Michella Kitto of Urban Spools on her Handiquilter long-arm. She did a beautiful job and the design really complements the fabric.

Vintage Summer Quilt | Detail

The backing is pieced from a variety of solids and a couple of prints that have that same vintage floral look. You really can’t see any of the solids in my photos, but they are pinks, orange, and yellow.

Vintage Summer Quilt | back

The binding is scrappy, made with leftovers from the backing.

Vintage Summer Quilt | Binding

This is the first quilt I sent off for quilting, and I’m thrilled with the results. I knew it would be beautiful because I’ve admired Michelle’s quilting since I met her, but still…it was my first time not to make the quilt from start to finish so I wondered if I’d feel less ownership over the finished product. But that’s not the case at all. I love that my dear friend is also a part of the quilt.

(Michelle does professional long-arm quilting if you are looking for that service. Email her at michelle{at}urbanspools{dot}com..)

Dimensions: 83″ x 90″

Fabrics: an assortment of vintage sheets, backing is Bella Solids by Moda Fabrics, Uptown by Erin Michael

Quilting Thread: Superior Thread

Started: October 2012

Completed: April 2013

The Learn to Quilt series will pick up again on Tuesday. I took a break today for Mother’s Day instead of piecing a sample block. See you then!


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