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.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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


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