The patch work for my Summer Breeze Quilt actually began life a little over a year ago. It was meant to be a chair cover for the office chair I use in my studio. Earlier this year a newer, better, much more comfortable chair was purchased and now in use in my studio. What to do with the patchwork... Keep sewing and make it into a quilt! The block technique is Disappearing Nine Patch. Here's a wonderful blog with tutorial on the technique.
Here's the finished quilt! This is the top. It's the largest quilt I've made to date, coming in at 45" x 60" (114cm x 152 cm). Photos are not fantastic...*sigh*... I was imagining an outdoor photo-shoot for this, but the weather hasn't been too cooperative this week.
A peek at the back... I think I almost prefer the simplicity of the back! This was a stash-busting quilt, all the fabrics were from my stash. The backing, though it has a lot of symmetry, was actually pieced very randomly & organically.
A look at both sides. I used my machine for quilting, keeping it simple. The quilt needs a go-round in the wash & dry yet.
Something I really LOVE is the pink & white polka dot binding! :o)
The candy colors and pretty patterns make this a happy-looking quilt, I think. It's not perfect...I'm still learning a lot about quilting. But it's finished, and very usable. The colors made me think of summer days ahead, hence the quilt's name. It took a while to complete this, but I enjoyed every step. I'm dreaming of a new quilt now!
What are you doing, making, planning or dreaming at the moment?