Blue pin-wheel design lap quilt or ‘Summertime Blues’ as I decided to call it 🙂
After making the red and black version shown in the last post,
I knew I wanted to make a cool fresh blue version – I’m so happy with the result!!
Even though I’ve called it a lap quilt, equally it could be a picnic blanket, or, a piece of art for a wall hanging, or even, a bright bold table cover 😉
Keeping with the simple theme as before, though this time I have used three different blue cotton print fabrics for the front panel and a simple clean white cotton for the backing then hand quilted through a 100% cotton wadding layer finally binding with the same blue fabric as the thin inner border.
Even though it was a dull overcast day when I took the photograph, it certainly brightened up the garden 🙂
Mrs P said:
Mrs T, a beautiful summer sky quilt, I swear you out do yourself with each successive post 🙂
What an awesome compliment – thank you so much 😀
Mrs P said:
I’m still in awe you can create such works of art…still it must be easier now the light nights are here and you don’t have to sew by candle light …thus saving you the odd penny to spend on fabric, or you could really splash out and buy some carbolic soap to give Dearest’s woollen tights a spruce up before pawning them for the summer months
Thank you so much Mrs P!! 🙂
I must say I do like having the longer evenings once more and tis true about the savings being made on burning the penny candle – though skimping and saving as is the need to do, in these hard times, I’m not too sure about splashing out on a slither of carbolic?! I have been a bit clever ;-), being that the bird bath is getting a lot of visits at the moment, Dearest’s tights have been placed in the water, and rather than having to spend my precious time scrubbing, I reckon all the bathing birds will trample them clean eventually!!! ;-/
Mrs P said:
My oh my, talk about necessity being the mother of invention …using the bird bath is pure genius, when they have worked their magic, give the bird bath a quick wipe round, throw a couple of grapes in there and voila wine with the brand name chateau de Taylor, which you could use to exchange for stout (on account wine being over rated and no where near strong enough for your palate)
I just thought I had better let you know I’m not being completely lazy, letting the birds do all the hard work, I do go out occasionally with my wooden laundry tongs and do a little twirl of said tights 😉
Do you know, I had been cultivating a grape vine on our pergola for the last seven or so years, just to do the very thing you mentioned – I had at least a dozen stouts lined up in exchange – ….then last ” hacking season”, as Dearest likes to call it – that’s his gardening day for the year – he chopped right through my vine!!!!!! whimper…..;-/
What a gorgeous quilt! I love what you call it -“Summertime Blues”- it’s a perfect name. It has the look of a cool summer breeze and shady spots where you can spend the day relaxing.
Thank you so much Jackie, it means a lot reading your lovely comments 🙂 The name just sort of kept playing over in my head as I was quilting, so it just had to be!!
All too often we seem to ‘bookmark’ items into being just one thing and the more I thought about it, I could see this being a perfect picnic blanket, and, I could envisage it working beautifully under the shade of a big tree on a lazy summer afternoon
Great title! The subtle leafy/floral design works really well too. Another beauty of a quilt!
Thanks so much Sheila 🙂 The fabric was a dream to work with and I just love the little print so much too. Having a light and dark shade from the same range was perfect. Though I had so little of both to start with…it was touch and go should I make any mistakes…I literally ended up with a half inch by 36 inch piece of the two fabrics ! Result!!! 😉