Thursday, March 7, 2013

Re-Joining the Human Race

The flu was here and it is still lingering, but I have managed to do a little sewing to help keep my sanity.
I decided to make my friend, Jennifer's, quick and easy design for the Siblings Together quilt.
Made with 2 charm packs of Summerville.
I changed the background fabric from using one color to using 4 different colors to make a really colorful quilt for a child.

This quilt top came together really fast. I think I had it layed out and sewn together in a little over 2 hours.

Now I just need to piece a backing and I can quilt this baby. But, it will have to wait until after the Sew South Retreat. I have way too much to get ready to go to North Carolina...and I just might try to make a Weekender bag, but I'm not promising myself that it will be finished in time. I have bought the fabric for it and would love some company if anyone wants to sew along with me.

I'm linking with Angie on her Book Challenge Post. The book I used is Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe.

22 comments:

Debbie said...

Darling quilt. Good luck with the Weekender. Been there, done that, so I'll just watch. ;-)

Canadian Abroad said...

So pleased you are on the mend. Love the quilt design. Those solids work so well with the Summersville.

Chase said...

Hope you feel better soon!! Love the new quilt top you put together!! I really love Summerville. I only purchased a few prints from that line and it is out of print I think?? I would sew along with you on the weekender. Just need to find the pattern that came a few weeks back.. :)

Cynthia said...

The quilt is really cute! I have everything ready to sew my weekender bag but I can't start it until April 19 :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Good luck with your weekender- from what I've read, you will probably need all your stamina for it! I hope you are feeling much better soon! Your Summersville is a great design for a young person!

heart of charnwood said...

Great quilt, love this line, and the solids are perfect. I would have loved to join you on the Weekender but I have just too much on in the next month, damn. I will try and make one before Retreat. Why don't you try QAYG and then you can talk me through it ;o)

Beth said...

What a great quilt! It shows off the Summersville so well, and would be a very cheerful gift to receive.

Glad you're feeling a bit better.

Cindy said...

So glad you are feeling better Di. Your quilt looks great. Can't wait to see the fabric you picked for your weekender bag. Good luck!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I don't think I am brave enough to try a Weekender yet. I am thinking about making a Washi tunic this weekend.

Amy said...

beautiful and bright!

LuLu said...

Diane, that quilt is so cute! I love how you changed up the background too. I'm sorry you've been sick. The flu is the worst!

Rachael said...

The quilt is adorable, it's so fun and cheery :)
I'll sew along with you for the weekender bag, I'm planning on making one for the fat quarterly retreat in July, I'd probably need o start now anyway to get finished in time haha

Rachael

Annabella said...

So happy to read you are feeling better my friend - the quilt top is adorable.

Svetlana said...

Pretty!!! Love all those different colors. Hope you feel much better soon.

Katy Cameron said...

It looks great, there's going to be one very happy kid getting to keep that! Hope you're feeling 100% again soon, especially if you're planning on tackling a Weekender!

Flying Blind... said...

What a brilliant quilt - and liking the Weekender plan!

Carolyn said...

Such a fun bright quilt, it will make a child very happy. Feel better and have fun at Sew South!

Cindy Sharp said...

Very nice.

Leanne said...

I love your quilt, simple and classy at the same time. I do like my weekender but one is more than plenty. Good luck if you make one, or one could have fun shopping for a nice new carry one bag too.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I love how you added the solids in different colors. It really makes that quilt pop

Lisa C said...

The solids are just the perfect colors. I'll need to go exploring in that section of the quilting fabric store. I'm trying to get over my allergy to solids so this would be a quick-ish project with such cute results.

Sarah said...

It's a gorgeous child's quilt. The solids really make it pop. Hope you've recovered.