Summer Blooms, Primitive Gatherings 2013 Summer Freebie and 2012 Summer Pieced Block of the Week

September 4, 2013

Yes, 3 posts in 6 days!  I know it is hard to believe!!  I have not posted that much in 3 months.  And yes, it is ridiculous.

Summer Blooms is/was Primitive Gatherings Freebie Quilt for Summer 2013.  Every summer PG offers a block of the week (wool applique or a pieced quilt).  When you participate you also receive a free block to make a freebie quilt or you receive the block with a qualifying  purchase every week.  This year the blocks finished at 4".  Many of you participated, so I am sure you would like to see how the sample is quilted.  Boy, oh boy, it is one beautiful quilt!
 I quilted a beautiful feather around the blocks in the red.  Some micro stipple around the outer wool applique and straight lines to provide some nice visual contrast.
I soooooo wish this was mine!!!!!!  I did not participate this summer.  I do have a few blocks from purchases I made but not the whole quilt. Can you believe I never took any photos of this beauty off my machine???  Ugh, I was so busy I completely forgot!!!  I am so mad at myself!  When I go to Houston, I will take much better photos.
I simply stitched in the ditch and around the wool applique.  No need to over quilt this one.  I did do some decorative stitching on some of the wool flowers or leaves if you look closely.  I used So Fine Threads from Superior and monofilament around the applique and the stitch in the ditch.  Batting is Dream Orient.
Before quilting photo.  I believe you will be able to purchase this now or soon as a pattern and/or a full kit if you missed out on getting the freebie.

Speaking of Summer Blocks of the Week, I participated in the Pieced 2012 Summer Block of the Week, Rocky Mountain Puzzle.  AND finished piecing it THIS year.  lol
Oh and do I LOVE it!!!!!!!  Super scrappy.  ALL reproductions.  I changed mine from the original a bit.  I added a larger green border, made my cornerstones scrappy blacks and did not piece my setting triangles.  Here is the original...
I liked the original, but sometimes it is fun to make it your own.
There were a ton of HSTs, so Thangles was the suggested method.  They worked out perfectly!  Once you were done with that part, it was so much fun to piece the blocks!
If you look closely even some of my setting triangles are actually two fabrics.  I wanted to use the fabric they sent (not from stash), so in order to do so I needed to make do.  Just like you see in antique quilts.
All laid out and ready to piece.
Pieced and ready for borders.
You can see how wonderfully scrappy it is!
LOL.  And you can see how small the basket block is from the Temecula Quilt Co. 
Seems to pass the Scooter Test. :-)


  1. I LOOOOVE that Rocky Mountain Puzzle quilttop! All those colors and such precise piecing! Always in awe of your work anyway, that quilting is beautiful again. Love those triangles made of 2 fabrics, makes it even scrappier. Great that you get to go to Houston, I am giving it a miss this year. Went 3 times in a row, and with the taxrises coming along in our country..... I will miss seeing you there, look forward to your pictures, am saving my pennies for next year!

  2. I have 17 blocks done! I fell really, really far behind... but now that I see your quilt, I just might have to get busy with those again. Soon, right? :)

  3. Lovely! All these wool appliqued quilts are speaking to me, or yelling. I'm going to have to just jump in and get over my fear.
    Your quilting never disappoints me. It is always perfect!
    Your quilt is gorgeous! I love that antique feeling going on in it. Beautiful!

  4. That is a gorgeous quilt, and beautiful quilting. I am going to try half square triangles today, hopefully this time I can set them straight, but it is doubtful, lol.


  5. Oh my goodness, is that Rocky Mountain Puzzle quilt ever gorgeous! I love the scrappiness of it, and love all the shirtings you used in your backgrounds.

  6. Very clever way of making the setting triangles on your scrap quilt - I actually like yours more than the original! And your quilting is just breathtaking - so talented you are!

  7. Wow! Both are gorgeous! I do have the Summer Blooms from participating in the Pieced BOW 2013... AND I have the pieced BOW from 2012 too! Thanks for reminding me to get going on it! lol!

  8. Such beautiful quilting and your scrappy quilt is gorgeous!

  9. I better get working on my freebie blocks! I so wish I had been able to sign up for the pieced block of the week in time summer.

    Your quilting is amazing on the freebie block of the week quilt...just incredible!

  10. I LOVE the reproduction quilt!! Scooter knows a great thing when he sees it.

  11. Ooooh--I can hardly wait to get my finishing kit for the summer freebie quilt! Your quilting on it is gorgeous and perfect, as usual. I have the pattern for the Rocky Mountain Puzzle, but haven't started on it--I love how scrappy yours is--beautiful!

  12. Scooter has good taste :o)
    Beautiful quilts and quilting!!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  13. Love the quilting!!! Amazing as always. Can't wait to see how you quilt the Rocky Mountain Puzzle.

  14. Your Rocky Mountain Puzzle is spectacular. I am a big lover of scrappy quilts and that is one honey!
    Your quilting is beautiful too. What kind of machine do you have?

  15. The little wool quilt is spectacular. Scrappy makes me happy and I wonder why I don't do more of them! I agree...I think it's fun to make a quilt your own. Awesomeness!!!

  16. your quilting is stunning on the little quilt. I have been collecting those blocks this summer. I hope to start mine next year.

  17. Oh, my! The sample quilt is spectacular! You did a really marvelous job on it. :D


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