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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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.

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

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  6. Great quilt and a great way to show off the fabric

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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...

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

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

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

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  12. 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.

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  13. It looks great and I love all the swirls!

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  14. Great quilt. Love the pattern
    Debbie

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

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

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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!

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

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  21. Great idea and it turned out really fun.

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

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

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