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.