Friday, April 26, 2013

Summerville Color Blocked

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Last year when Lynne announced she was having a quilt drive for Siblings Together I was not able to get a quilt finished and shipped in time. So this year she announced it quite early in the year and I knew I wanted to participate. I have finally finished my quilt.



Siblings Together is a summer camp for siblings who have been separated by the foster care system in England.  I believe it takes place in July, so I will get this in the mail so it arrives in plenty of time.

I belong to Pink Chalk's Charming Solids Club. Each month I receive 2 charm packs and 6 F8 of coordinating solids. After seeing Jennifer's pattern in this book 
I knew my Summerville charm packs would be perfect for her pattern. I didn't want to use linen as Jenn did in her quilt, so I took advantage of Kathy's (at Pink Chalk) expertise at matching solids to lines of fabrics and chose 4 solids from her suggestions to use and color block this quilt.



These solids were perfect and this quilt just screams HAPPY...SUMMER...CANDY...FUN...
all things kids love.


The backing is three fat quarters of Summerville and some more color blocking.


I quilted mostly with straight lines using a new to me thread. Isocord is a Polyester thread recommended by Leah Day and I have to say my Bernina loved it! Not one break during the entire quilting process! In the charm square section I quilted on either side of the seams in both directions and then diagonally through each square. In the color blocked section I did L-shaped lines about an inch apart...

until I got so bored and just wanted it finished, so I did some loopy FMQ in two sections.


I have to give a shout out to all the solids manufacturers. These colors are intense and for insurance I used 3 color catchers when washing the finished quilt. They came out as white as when they went in the washer!


I hope the child that receives this quilt will know that it was made with love and I hope that it will bring he or she comfort and joy.


I used Summerville Weave in Coal as the binding and it is a perfect finish for this quilt.


Last year, Laura Jane designed this label and Spoonflower printed and donated them. I still need to decide what to write on my label before I attach it and send off my quilt.

Siblings Together Quilt Labels
This is my 6th quilt finish for the year


and my first finish for this quarter in the 2013 Finish-A-Long.

she can quilt

Quilt Stats:

Name: Summerville Color Blocked
Fabrics, front and back: Summerville. Solids: Moda Bella Solids in Clementine, Free Spirit Designer Solids in Bright Green, Kona Cotton in Turquoise, and Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Cranberry.
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt. Quilted with Isocord 40 wt. Sterling (#0142)
Batting: Warm and White
Binding: Summerville Weave in Coal
Size: 59" x 59"

21 comments:

Sandra Sews said...

A gorgeous quilt for a great cause, well done!

dutchcomfort said...

Such a beautiful quilt and a great cause!

Annabella said...

How weird - I can't comment on your blog through bloglovin' and have to click over to your blog to do so?! Anyway, this quilt is absolutely beautiful Di - it's so special and is sure to make a youngster feel very special :)

heart of charnwood said...

Beautiful Di, that is one lucky child!! :o)

Patchwork and Play said...

What a fabulous quilt Di! The colours are perfect- so intense and lively! And to think the colour catchers came out 'clean'! Congrats on the 6th quilt to 2013! It's a beauty!

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

This is such a happy quilt. Great work! And I'll have to check out Isacord...

Sarah said...

Really lovely quilt!

Canadian Abroad said...

I love this quilt. I've told you before and I'm telling you again. It just works so well with the Summersville. A child will be delighted to have this as their own.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Gorgeous! I love the colour blocking! Fun quilting too. It is a great cause x

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done!

Cindy said...

What a fun quilt Di. One lucky child is going to recieve your beautiful quilt.

Leanne said...

I love this quilt! I have some of these prints and it is great to see them with the bright colours, it has given me some ideas for using mine. An excellent kid quilt and congratulations on the finish too.

Melissa said...

This quilt is stunning and I'm sure it will be well loved. Your color blocking is brilliant.

Flying Blind... said...

Perfect contribution to the cause xxx

Cynthia said...

There is one lucky child out there, I know your quilt will bring them lots of comfort :)

jan said...

Diann, that is such a happy sweet quilt! I know it will bring a smile to whomever receives it because it brought a smile to me when I saw it! Looks terrific!
Jan

Karen said...

What an awesome bright fun quilt. The pattern is wonderful and looks easy.

Katy Cameron said...

It looks fab, great fabric choices

Geri said...

Another beautiful quilt - I took a nap snuggled in the quilt you made me just yesterday!

Dianne Neale said...

Such a bright happy quilt. It will make someone very happy!

Lisa said...

This is just beautiful. It will be bringing someone great joy in the summer. Well done on your finish. :)