Friday, October 4, 2019

Shimmer and Sunshine

Things are about to get all Ghastlies around here but I'm still holding on to summer!  Back in January my dear friend Aimee invited me to join her for the Shimmer block-a-long hosted by Cluck Cluck Sew.  I figured this would be a good way to get back my sewjo and it worked (for me at least).

Since this wasn't a project I had actually envisioned I just dug around in my studio and found a bundle I thought would work, in this case Jennifer Paganelli's Sunny Isle.  Since this is a bright and busy (in the best way) collection I matched up solids from my stash for the center spokes to calm things down a bit.

The pattern is very clear and Allison also shared some great tips for making these blocks.  That said, these are rather fiddly and each block has a lot of pieces.  I worked out a system for batch processing them based on which foot I prefer to use.

This probably would have lingered in my TBQ pile but I had some free time and a credit about to expire at Burlington Electric Quilters so I was able to get in at the last minute to quilt this.

And since it's football season it made sense to slap a binding on to have something to keep me entertained and my hands out of the snack bowl.

I'm such a sucker for a striped binding!!!

Holding on to summer with this week's Brag About Your Beauties Pageant by Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty.

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 56"x70"
Pattern: Shimmer by Cluck Cluck Sew.
Fabrics: Sunny Isle bundle by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit.  Bella Solids Ash.  Michael Miller Cotton Couture: Kryp, Azure, Raspberry, Carribean, Isle.  Free Spirit Designer Solids: McCaw, Aqua.  Kona: Carnation.
Pantograph: Happy Times.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient.
Thread: King Tut Morning Sky #960

1 comment:

  1. What a great finish! It really looks very summer-y and now that you have it finished you can just pull it out on time next year :) And I think it was great to add in some solids. It is still busy but in a desireable way... If that makes sense... Enjoy your finish and do a small happy dance! xo Melanie