Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Summer All The Time Complete!!

With no WIP Wednesday Linky this week (Good luck to Lee who is busy designing a fabric line!! Woot woot!), I have decided instead to post a FINISH!!! Probably my favorite finish to date! (Yes, I know I say that every time. But I mean it every time too!) Yesterday I finished my Summer Series Quilt a Long, which has been named (by the Princess):

Summer All The Time


I am so so happy with this one!

I hemmed and hawed over the quilting. I knew I wanted free motion, but with such a dark back, I didn't want to use light thread, but I also wasn't sure about dark thread on the front. What to do...


I ended up asking the advice of my local quilt shop ladies. They universally agreed to match the thread to the back and sashing. So, with a bit of worry, I trusted them and plunged ahead with grey thread. It worked wonderfully. Yes, you can see the quilting on the blocks, but this is SO much better than seeing the quilting on the sashing and back. It actually seems to enhance the blocks and at the same time, doesn't call too much attention to the sashing. YEA! Great lesson learned there!


Binding... well, my whole approach to this quilt has been to go bold or go home, so I went with bright orange. I really like it. It's the perfect pop of color to finish off the quilt.


Thanks to Lee, Kate, and Faith for hosting this great quilt a long! I learned SO much and have finished a quilt that I can cherish for years!! Yea!

13 comments:

Melinda said...

Darn! I wish I'd had your quilt shop ladies to talk to! I have light thread on my charm pack quilt and so it shows on the back. Not a huge deal, but I kind of wish I'd done what you did. Your quilt. is. gorgeous. Really. and I absolutely Lurv the back!

tiffany said...

so pretty i love it

Katie B. said...

Oh, this is fantastic!!! A stunning quilt for sure. And the back is really awesome too!

Becky said...

Oh I love all the colors. And I've never heard that advice on the quilt thread color! I'll have to remember that next time I'm stuck, it's very interesting. LOVE the orange binding.

Leanne said...

Your quilt is awesome! So colourful and fun, I can understand why it is your favourite so far.

Jennifer said...

This came out completely fabulous! I love it! The colors really pop!faiser

A Seam to Sew said...

I LOVE your quilt!! It's so bright and happy.

M-R said...

Wow, that looks fabulous, Linz. The colours are so bright and fun. I love the order and binding you chose! Good to know about using gray thread for the quilting too! Thanks!

Dan and Becca said...

I love this one! You did a fantastic job once again!

Jen said...

I love the bold. One of these days you are going to have to do a trunk show, maybe a virtual one, though, I would love to see all of these in person.

Mitzi said...

I love it! I love the back, you did a FANTASTIC job on the quilting!

Rachel D @ Just Sew Y'all Know said...

I love the quilting, binding, border & sashing! You've motivated me to finish the last two blocks I have left to finish my sampler quilt!

Aurelie said...

Love this quilt. I toyed with the idea of joining this quilt-a-long because I need to learn some skills... but I didn't. Now I'm a little sad.