Friday, July 10, 2015

Juggling Summer Quilt Finish

In an effort to sew up some of my older fabric stash, I decided to make a quick quilt with my Juggling Summer fabric (by Zen Chic).  I had a charm pack and some yardage so I sat down with some graph paper and quickly sketched out a simple design.




I first split up the charm pack into 3 stacks of 14 squares.  Then just sewed each stack into a column.  I sewed some strips of Robert Kaufman's Quilters Linen in a rich rust to each side.  I did this because I didn't want the charm squares to get lost in the quilt.




I then used some of my yardage to make some wide strips between them.  I didn't have enough fabric of one color so I had to use the purple and the red.  Luckily I had a large piece of the black dots so I was able to use it for the two outer borders.




Almost all of the rest of the fabric went into the back.




To accentuate the vertical look of this quilt, I loaded the quilt sideways on my longarm and just did some fun linear swirls in a rust thread.  It looks great with all the circles printed in the fabrics.  I think this quilt has a very masculine feel to it so I wanted to keep the quilting simple

It feels so good to have this fabric out of my stash.  I have about a one yard piece and a few chunky scraps left.  That is certainly something to celebrate!


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24 comments:

sew.darn.quilt said...

I love the look of this and that it was super easy is a bonus!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I love the back as much as the front!! LOL!! Beautiful colors!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

You are really rocking and rolling with your finishes lately! I like how the black dot fabric really grounds and calms the front. :)

Marly said...

Great way to use your older fabric. I like all those circles; I'd never have thought of using such a linear pattern to use up circles fabric but it works! Love the backing as well.

em's scrapbag said...

Great use of scraps. Love how bold the quilt is.

Gina said...

Great quilt and a great way to show off the fabric

Mari said...

What a great idea for a quick quilt, and it turned out so lovely. I love the rust color to bring it all together. Nice job!

Robyn Miller said...

Nice! I have a Juggling Summer layer cake, and enough yardage to back a small quilt. I really need to get around to using it...

aaseevana said...

Beautiful Quilt!!!!!Love your quilting work:-)

PaulaB quilts said...

This Quilt really says SUMMER to me, such hot colors and movement. Love the fact it was so easy.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Great design, Cynthia! Love it!

Barbara Gelpi said...

What a great quilt and stash buster. It is wonderful when those two occurrences coincide!

wish2stitch said...

Well done designing your own quilt from your left overs. I bet it feels good to make some both useful and lovely to look at. Well done.

Carie said...

It looks great and I love all the swirls!

Daytona Damsel said...

Great quilt. Love the pattern
Debbie

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

What a great name for a very summery quilt! I love the bright coral/orange in it!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Ooh, super cool! I think you were quite right to add the little inner borders - it gives the charms the chance to show up!

Jasmine said...

Yay for stash busting quilts! This is a great design to stretch one charm pack into a bigger quilt. And I love how you quilted it, keeping it linear.

Brenda said...

I especially love the circle fabrics you used! What a great way to use up fabrics and have fun doing it! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Zenia Rene said...

Congrats on a fantastic finish and for reducing your stash! This post has inspired to design my own simple quilt using leftovers from a previous finish. Thank you!

Rike Busch said...

Nice quilt! I made a quilt of a charm pack of Juggling Summer, too. It was real fun.
Greetings from Germany,
Rike

Michele said...

Great idea and it turned out really fun.

Barb N said...

Looking good as always! Good choice to put the rust strips in there - adds width and definition to the charms. :)

Kat Scribner said...

Ohh what a happy quilt and it's reversible! Can't get better than that.