I am not sure about you but summer time makes me lazy.
All I want to do is lie in a hammock and take a quiet afternoon
nap. No doubt that this attitude has been cutting into my
Here are a few of the quilts that I have managed to complete
Barb really likes this pattern. Who can blame her?
And batiks, you can’t go wrong with them.
Barb chose an overall design called “Flirtatous;” another
one of her favorites as well. If you like something alot, you might
as well stick with it.
A light purple So Fine thread was used for the top and the
backing. Tension issues are at a minimum then, especially in
the summer with the humidity.
The backing is pretty interesting as well. I really love
pieced backing, as it adds more interest to the back. It
also looks like a totally different quilt; two quilts for the
price of one, not bad indeed.
A soft flannel green fabric was used for the backing. Adding
more of the piecing from the quilt top is quite smart and also
uses up some of the leftovers.
Karen made this quilt. I am seeing more Downton Abbey fabrics
and quilts lately. The prints are very interesting. I think that the
Dresden Plate is seeing a resurgence in popularity lately as well.
Karen wanted an all over pattern so she chose “Blossoms.”
And we used a light purple polyester thread for the top and
backing as well.
The design shows up nicely between the Dresden Plates.
I really like the purple border and how it is pieced together.
Adds more interest than your typical 2 pieces of fabric borders.
The backing has the title of the British’s Show-Downton
Abbey-printed on it.
A close up of the backing.
Hoping you are enjoying the warm weather and getting
more quilting done than I am.
2 thoughts on “Summer time…”
You do get to work with some beautiful quilts, don’t you! I especially like Barb’s. That is a wonderful pattern.
This is the second new Dresden I’ve seen today, so maybe it is making a comeback. These quilts are stunning. I love those DA fabrics. They really are pretty, aren’t they? Those blues and purples work so well. Love your quilting, too. It looks great on the backs where it has a real opportunity to shine.