Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Go Fish, Sully!

Hey y'all! How's everyone doing? I have been a busy bee working on some new patterns, applying for jobs, and getting ready for Sewing Summit (wait... I don't think I've mentioned here that I'm going to Sewing Summit - well I am! Hurray!!). I've actually made a number of things in the past little bit - went through a somewhat abnormal spurt of sewing energy there - and I'm going to share one of them today (the rest will come later, don't you worry).

Our friends Kyle and Danielle had a beautiful baby boy a few months ago; his name is Sullivan (yep, we now how two Sullivans in our lives) and he is a real charmer. Now of course he needed a quilt, right? Yep, right! I finished this quilt last week and we took it over while having dinner with them this past weekend. They loved it - phew!

I ended up going for a pretty simple square-in-square design for this one - well, other than the centre square which is a rectangle-in-square! All of the centre squares of each block and the fussy cut print in the centre are from the (original) Storyboek collection by Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Fabric; I really wanted to use as much of each little scene as possible without cutting them up too much.

I am so in love with that little scene in the middle there - I love the windmill, and the little boy fishing, and the whale is just fantastic!! With the exception of the green solid (which is from FreeSpirit) all of the surrounding prints are from the Oliver + S City Weekend collection for Moda. I really wanted to use some cheerful and simple prints for around the centre blocks, and this really just seemed to fit the bill!

This is the back!! For this pieced back I just took six City Weekend fat quarters and stitched them together - I think it's fun. The binding is the same yellow micro dot from the centre block on the front and is my favourite print from this line; this print is one that I really wish I had more of, I think I'm down to a little bit less than half a yard now.

Go Fish, Sully!
For Sullivan
Finished Quilt: 36x36"
Completed: September 14, 2012

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