Sunday, January 18, 2015

Slice of Summer

 

Linking up with Caroline's Show Off Saturday and Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish It Up Friday!

My first finish of 2015, and is the first completion for this quarter of the 2015 Finish Along...Slice of Summer...so called because the block design makes me think of a baked slice, while the colours make me think of the fresh, cool water that we might crave to drink or swim in on a hot summer day.  They also make me think of all the pictures you see of Greece, with the blue of the sky and water and the white of the buildings...might get there one day!

The sun is definitely shining this morning, so I've done my best with the photos...

Sugar and Spice textiles fat quarters from Spotlight.
A cool b&w binding. In my stash I had the matching S&S striped yardage for the backing.
(Fonterra's Edendale milk processing factory in the distance)
(In the shade for this one!) Finished dimensions: 49"x56"
For a 'tutorial' (a.k.a. my notes) on how I made it click here!

October 2015: quilt given to my lovely workmate Heather Robertson as a house-warming present for her as she starts a new chapter in her life xox


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    1. Thank you! It turned out exactly as I envisioned it, so I am pretty thrilled.

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  2. Pretty colors! Especially here in the states in the winter!

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    1. Hi, I've seen and heard how cold it is in some part over there (very different to where I live!) and yes, I am loving the summer-time.

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  3. Congrats on the finish. I love how fresh it looks and your pictures look amazing.

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    1. Much appreciated Jasmine! I borrowed the neighbour's hay bales for the setting - couldn't resist the golden hay, green grass and blue sky. Have a good week!

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  4. Lovely quilt, and very artistic photos too.

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  5. It does look very summery and serene. It's a beautiful quilt.

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    1. Cheers Lynn! Thanks for the lovely feedback!

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  6. understated and lovely!

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    1. Thanks! I love looking at it (it is on the spare bed at the moment) and remembering the lovely summer we had, as we are now heading into autumn and things are starting to cool down!

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    1. Thanks tonnes, it was a nice, quick project.

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  8. This is simply wonderful! Perfect blues...so fresh and sweet!

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    1. Thanks, I loved the colour too.

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