Friday, November 13, 2009

Sew and Tell "Summer Breeze"

Summer Breeze is finished and loved daily by all. It is a great cuddle blanket and makes me smile whenever I walk by it (even more so when I am under it!) It feels like sunshine to me!

The back is wonderful too!

For binding I used the same white background with blue butterflies fabric that is in the block pictured. I like it! It adds a subtle little something, without too much distraction. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH...

With Summer Breeze finished by Tuesday, I managed to knock off the first project on my list (see yesterday's post).

I have had this pattern for a while now. It is Simplicity 4282, view C. It went together easily and quickly, though I did make a few changes. The most significant being, French seams. I hate few things in this life, but raw edges are on that short list!!!!

The main fabric is Robert Kaufman "Confections". On the pockets I used a touch of Christmas with Alexander Henry's "angel cakes". The ties and binding are from Moda Quilt pink. Here was another change. The original pattern called for using the main fabric in a single layer for the ties, and binding them too. I though that might give me too much green. I used two layers of the pink and turned and top stitched. I think that it gives more to tie.

You can also tell from the lower left hand corner of the above picture that I am a real person, one with laundry, LOL!!!!!!

This is the back. I am not one for bows on my butt!!!!! I lived through the eighties, and I ain't going back!!!LOL!!!!!
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to see all the wonderfully creative projects others have finished this week!!


  1. Your quilt looks soooo snuggly!

    And I love the apron! I actually enjoy French seams, they look so nice when they are finished. :)

  2. Oh My Gosh.. The 80's were all about bows on the butt! I remember a bright fushia brides maids dress that had a huge bow on the back... I don't see much of that friend these days :)

  3. KT...can't wait to snuggle a baby under the quilt! It turned out beautifully! Such bright, happy colors that make me smile.

    The back is gorgeous and the binding looks terrific.

    The apron is tres' cute! You know how hubby o'mine would like it? LOL Butt bows were the best! Right up there with huge hair bows on your barretts ala Fergie!

    Busy tonight and you when I get a chance. Hug 'em tight and tell them Auntie Dee loves them!

  4. code word was aburp...he he hee...does the blogger world know my family? or what?

  5. Summer Breeze is just beautiful! Love the colors and softness...

    Like your apron...wish I could get used to using aprons...but, they are so not me.

  6. Your quilt is beautiful with it's soft colors and the quilting design looks interesting, kind of like interlocking circles.

    I love the apron fabric and style, too!

  7. I love your summer breeze quilt. Ooooo. Ahhhhhhhh. So pretty!

  8. Very lovely quilt! I also love aprons. Use them all the time :-)

  9. Ooooh, that is one lovely quilt. I can see why you all are loving it so. ;o) The apron is awesome, too. Great fabric choices!

  10. Your quilt has such a soft, sweet look with the light prints. Your apron is great, French seams, huh? Very nice!
    I use an apron most every morning, since I dress before I go cook breakfast. They have saved the day many times over.

  11. your quilt is gorgeous. i love all the soft colors. it is so fresh and bright. and this apron is more than adorable. great great finish.

  12. Both these projects are so light & airy--wonderful for grey winter days!

  13. Great finishes for you this week! Love soft colours in your quilt and very aptly named. Your apron has turned out nicely too, love the pink binding and ties.

  14. Such a lovely quilt, so delicate and cozy! Very vintage looking. I love it. Great job!

  15. Your Summer Breeze quilt is so pretty. Love the soft colors. Looks very cuddly. Your apron turned out cute, too, bows on the butt and all! My daughter wants to make an apron for my mom. I'm looking for a really easy pattern. Don't think there is one easy enough for me;-))

  16. I'm really cold and I so wish for a summer breeze. You quilt came out so pretty and happy.

  17. I love the colors in your quilt! It turned out so lovely!

    and who doesn't love a cute apron? With or without the bow!


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