Friday, February 12, 2016

Summertime.


Summertime in Australia and the Christmas break is over and the patchwork shops re-open and run Summer School in January. Sometimes a workshop for a day, sometimes over several days for a new pattern. I went to Sue Ambrose's workshop at Somerset Patchwork for a workshop on her new quilt - Sweethearts.

 
 
It's hard to believe that I found so many pale, floral, sweet coloured fabrics in my stash but I only needed to buy a couple of light coloured background pieces for the melon shapes' block. The Stars, Flying Geese and 9-patch I machined and the Melons, 1/2Circles, and Button block I hand appliqued.
 
I'm busy hand quilting my Sue Spargo 2015 BOM quilt, when I finish I'll show you.
 
 
 
 
 

21 comments:

Corina said...

Gorgeous work!

Elaine said...

Really pretty! I love the soft colours

Susan said...

A lovely flimsy. Lots of enjoyable shapes in there.

Maureen said...

Beautiful! I'm drawn to lighter fabrics lately. This strippy setting is a great way to try out different blocks. Love what you did!

julieQ said...

What a pretty, light and luscious quilt! Gorgeous work!

Karen said...

The lighter color fabrics make for a summery look. Very pretty.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Gorgeous top. Love the different columns in this pattern, lovely fabrics.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Chantal L. said...

Such a quiet and peaceful quilt. Love the different blocks and the floral fabric. You did a great job. Congrats! ;^)

Nancy said...

Lovely top, all the pastel fabrics are really popular now.
Looking forward to seeing your Sue Spargo top. I have a quilting friend who stitches her BOM’s and I know how time consuming they are.

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful quilt and love the colors, wonderful for a summer quilt.
Freezing here, bitter cold.

Debbie

Lori said...

What a beauty! Perfect for summertime piecing.

Karen said...

This is so interesting. Love the vertical row by row concept.

Anonymous said...

It's so pretty, Dorothy.

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh so I wished I had a patchwork shop close by that would have summer schools............

Carin said...

Beautiful !!

Marie said...

This is just lovely - go to the head of the class!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Stunning! So soft and sweet. It looks like summer. It was 11 below zero (F) here in Maine this morning!

Liz D said...

Quilting summer school sounds so fun! Your quilt is beautiful, I love the soft sweet colors and interesting shapes.

lizzy gone to the beach

cindy huxtable said...

I love this quilt top. You are an artist. So glad I found your blog and added to my faves

Lida said...

As allways even the back of your quilts looks perfect! Love the soft colours! Greetings
Lida

Vic in NH said...

The low volume light colors are just beautiful and I'm inspired by your romantic top!