Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Summer's Blush Big Reveal

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday was the day I've been waiting for. I was meeting with the girls for the last class session of Summer's Blush.  The quilts were so unique, gorgeous, and well constructed.  The girls have been working hard on their quilts over the past six weeks and here are their results starting with Colleen's version in mainly French General fabrics.

Love, love, love the polka dots and the flange material!

Ann custom cut and stitched one of her hexagon flowers together.  She is making one larger flower for each setting triangle instead of three small ones.

Ann's beautiful version incorporated a lot of fabric from Blackbird Designs.  From the Wild Rose collection to Harvest Home.....with some Itsy Bits added in for posts.

We all participated in auditioning fabrics for both inner and outer borders.  Everyone would stop what they were working on to step back and look at the results on the design wall.

Ann's little mouse pincushion spent the day by her side.

Carol has quite a collection of Jo Morton fabric in her classy quilt.  The dark border will lend itself nicely to a beautiful quilting design.

The teal and black sashing really set her blocks off nicely.

Look at all of Lisa's flowers!  She got creative and stitched them together on her sewing machine using a very, very small zigzag stitch.  The majority of the fabric in her quilt is from Fig Tree Designs.  The green sashing is from a collection by Verna Mosquera.
Finished flowers and blocks are waiting to be sewn together.

A labor of love!

Jean had a box full of pinwheels and flying geese just waiting to be assembled all made from Bunny Hill's Lily and Will fabric collection.

More fabric auditions for the borders.

Sweet, sweet blocks......

....will soon be joining the little hexagon flowers.

It was a great day spent at the shop with a wonderful, fun and creative group.  Collectively, we all looked at border fabrics for each quilt and in the end, the results were amazing due in part to the huge selection of fabrics at the shop.  I'm sorry that a few of the women couldn't make it, but they promised to send me pictures of their quilts soon.

Have a great week EVERYONE!

As always,



  1. Wonderful quilts! I love them all! It's posts like these that help get my mojo back. Thank you for sharing

  2. I am in total awe over all the creativity that comes from these gals! Wow! Each quilt is so totally unique and special! Thanks so much for sharing, Lynn!

  3. Great looking quilts and a very enthusiastic group. Thanks for sharing such great photos. I always look forward to seeing your posts.

  4. All gorgeous, yet all so different!

  5. Each and every one is gorgeous. I was especially taken with Ann's fussy cut hexagon flower. WOW!