Friday, May 20, 2016

Sunshine Roses

I finally got some sunshine for a quilt shoot.  It's finally starting to warm up in New England and I am so ready for summer.  This quilt makes it feel like it's already here:-)

Back in February I found a couple Sunshine Roses charm packs while cleaning up my quilt studio hoping for a bit of inspiration.  I turned them into pinwheels thinking maybe they'd be a shabby chic Valentine's quilt. Didn't happen and they disappeared back into the mess.

Then April rolled around and I found them again when I was working on my Q2 Finish Along list.  I threw them up on my design wall and played around with layouts until I found something I liked and got them stitched together.

It's kind of amazing that I got this basted and into the quilting queue so quickly but after a week of rainy days quilting this was the closest thing to sunshine I was going to get.  I did mark my lines in advance and used a variation of this tutorial by Petit Design Co. for orange peel quilting using my walking foot.  Pippin Sequim also has a fabulous orange peel tutorial you should check out.

I love the added dimension and texture it adds to the quilt!!!

And I'm still crushing on striped bindings:-)

Soaking up some sunshine with this week's Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts and a finish for Q2 of the 2016 Finish Along.

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 46" x 46"
Fabrics: Sunshine Roses by Tanya Whelan, Shabby Chic White.  Binding: Wild Rose by Marti Michell for Maywood Studios.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient Bamboo.
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in  Natural White (2021).


  1. This is so beautiful! The quilting really makes it pop!

  2. Oh they are so sweet, and I love that the quilting gives them a look of Cathedral Windows - so very pretty!

  3. I love that it's 'on point'! I could do that!

  4. I love that it's 'on point'! I could do that!

  5. Very pretty and sweet quilt ! I love the quilting design you chose.

  6. Lovely -- so sweet and feminine! I'm into the idea of doing something other than straight lines with my walking foot, so thanks for the tute links!