Friday, June 1, 2018

Sunny Skies - A Baby Quilt Finish

I'm still working through my stash of patterns and trying to use up scraps whenever possible (and I swear - no matter how many scrappy quilts I make, I don't seem to be able to make a significant dent in those scrap bins!). This week, I finished a baby quilt based on Shannon Fraser's Pink Lemonade pattern. I called mine Sunny Skies because of the colour combination I ended up going with.


Shannon's pattern was written for three main fabrics, but it was really easy to figure out how to make the quilt with scraps. So I went through my blue, orange and low volume scrap bins and managed to pull enough to make the whole quilt.

I did mess up a little bit when stitching together the hourglass blocks so my quilt is a little bit smaller (I also had to do some quilty math to figure out how to re-size the HST blocks to fit), but in the end, everything worked out pretty well I think.


I used Kona Schoolbus for the binding and pieced together a few orange and blue fat quarters for the backing.


I used this quilt to demonstrate the flower quilting design during the last Montreal MQG sew-in and this design is so quick, I managed to quilt the whole thing in just that afternoon!



This is finish number 7 off my Q2 list for the 2018 FAL.

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I will be linking up at a few fun places this week:

Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday
Devoted Quilter for TGIFF
Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday

9 comments:

  1. The orange binding frames it nicely, and that quilting is fantastic texture once again. Any plans for the finished quilt?

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  2. I love your scrappy Sunny Skies quilt and the quilting design is a beautiful complement to the piecing. Congrats on a fantastic finish!

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  3. This is adorable! It's got such a bright and happy personality.

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  4. That is so pretty, i love the colors!!!

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  5. Awesome! This is a great pattern, and your colours are bright. I love School Bus.

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  6. It looks amazing, Izzy! I love the colours you chose - Sunny Skies is right!

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  7. I love this! The colours are so beautiful together, the design is gorgeous and that quilting is the perfect way to tie it all together :) And no matter what I do, I can't seem to ever make a dent in the scraps either, lol. Thanks for linking with TGIFF this week!

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  8. Great colors and you can go wrong with triangles! Beautiful quilt.

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  9. Pretty projects and great idea,Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing !

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