Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Is...



Summer is a brand new Americana quilt--finished just in time so that it can be part of our 4th of July decor...I'm in love with this quilt!

The blocks are from FatQuarterShop's  2009 Designer Mystery Block of the Month...each month as I pieced the blocks that came in my kit, I also pieced this quilt and challenged myself to use only fabrics on hand.  Luckily I had quite a few Minick and Simpson fabrics to use...and the various lines coordinated so well! There are fabrics from Nantucket, Prairie Paisley, American Primer and Bar Harbor in this quilt. I wanted to set it a little bit differently...but stuck to my goal of using only stash fabrics!


I even had fabrics for a scrappy back! I still need to set together my Glace' version of this quilt...but definitely wanted to finish this one first!  Hope you have a wonderful day!


63 comments:

Karen said...

What a great quilt!! Gotta love red, white and blue. And fun back, doesn't it feel good to use up scraps??

susi said...

what a wonderful quilt,i love to work with scraps,too,have a nice summertime,susi

Deb said...

That is a great quilt, and even greater because you had the fabrics on hand!

Brenda said...

Love your quilt, what pattern is that?

jabeybaby said...

A beautiful quilt! Awesome that you made it completely from your stash!

Laura said...

Great quilt!

Ida13 said...

I love it too.

Vickie E said...

awesome...

Yvette said...

Great idea! This quilt looks better than the one that came with the kit.

Sue said...

I can see why you are in love with the quilt...it's beautiful and very patriotic !

Hellen Sigurbjörg said...

It´s always a challenge to make a quilt from your stash only, and this quilt of yours is beautiful!

Crafty Mama said...

Wowza, I can see why you love this quilt, it's gorgeous!! I am trying desperately to finish my patriotic quilt before 4th of July but I don't think I'm going to make it with only 2 weeks to go ☺

Congrats on the finish and on using only stash!

Carol said...

Sherri it is absolutely fantastic...I love it!

Elizabeth said...

Just love your quilt especially as I love red, white and blue scrap quilts.

Snickerdoodle said...

Great quilt!!

Cara said...

Looks great!!

Stephanie said...

May I just say oooooooooooo and
aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Sharon said...

Oh my! This is a perfect summer quilt...can't to wrong with red, white and blue! Beautiful!

fiberdoodles said...

It's beautiful! I love it!!

Deanna said...

Variety, unity and using of fabric on hand. Fresh and class. Love it!

Talin's Corner said...

That quilt turned out great. It just gave me the incentive to finish my red, white,and blue quilt.

Carrie P. said...

I love it too.

Laurence said...

This quilt is gorgeous. I love it too.

Ariane said...

I love it!!! It's gorgeous!!!

Jo said...

WOW...great idea to sew both at once. That quilt could have a home at my house!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilt Sherri.....wished I had signed up for this one........loved the fabrics........

Jackie said...

What a great idea and the finished quilt is wonderful! What is not to love about red, white and blue put together so beautifully?

Sandra Henderson said...

This is so wonderful! GREAT JOB! Love the back also! :)
What an heirloom. Happy Independence Day!!!! XO

Teresa said...

Beautiful Americana quilt!! Your star concept is lovely. I have a bunch of that Prairie Paisley just waiting for the right project nudge, and stars are a great idea!

Teresa :o)

amy smart said...

This is wonderful, Sherri. Doesn't it feel great to make a quilt soley out of the stash? That is my goal for the next few quilts too.

Also, how fun to get to try an AcuQuilt!! Can't wait to see what you do!

Janet said...

Oh - it turned out just beautiful!!! I love those Minick and Simpson fabrics too.

Sharrieboberry said...

Oh, it's lovely! Happy fourth of July!

Terriaw said...

This Americana quilt is gorgeous! Love those different stars, especially the stripey middle. Kinda reminds me of a star sampler quilt. I just might have to save this one for future reference. Do you usually do pieced backings? Looks fab!

Joy said...

Love it Sherri ... it's stunning!!
I also love that you used up some stash on the back, it looks t'riffic :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Joy said...

Love it Sherri ... it's stunning!!
I also love that you used up some stash on the back, it looks t'riffic :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Now wait a minute the 4th of July is my favorite Holiday, so I AM in love with this quilt!!! It is a beauty!!

Kate said...

Gorgeous! That is the perfect stash quilt :-)

sandra said...

Beautiful quilt and the fact that you could just make it from your stash is awesome.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri ....wow....awesome quilt..

Becky said...

Wow! That is a great looking quilt. Great job using the fabric you had on hand!!!

Natasha said...

beautiful and i love the back!! I have never done stars before- your look great!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Just beautiful! And just in time for the 4th of July. I know you have enjoy using this one.

XOXO,
Stefanie

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

OH my--what a pretty quilt you have completed!!! and like you said--just in time to put it to good use--the 4th of July is nearly here!!!!
good for you!!!
Hugs, Di

julieQ said...

It is perfect! I love your backing too...original and using up those yardage pieces for sure.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I absolutely love this quilt Sherri! Some day I will have a red, white and blue quilt too! Enjoy!

Barbara said...

Beautiful quilt and a great job of only using what you had on hand!!!!
Know that you will enjoy it always.

pajudie said...

I absolutely LOVE your quilt, too - it looks wonderful. Thanks, too, for following my blog - hope you'll visit often.
Judie

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Fabulous Quilt!! The colours are great!!!

Nicole said...

This is one of the prettiest quilts I have seen lately! I love the way you combined the different fabric lines. It all works beautifully.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Beautiful! I love the subtle colors you used. Even the back is gorgeous.

Kim Walus said...

That's a real beauty! I'd love to see the other quilt too, when you get it done.

Julia said...

This quilt is SO beautiful!! I want to do one of my own!!

Cris A said...

just stunning! I just love this quilt!

Cara said...

That is a gorgeous and perfect quilt for this summer! Thanks for sharing!

Homer and Queen said...

Ok seriously...this is just ridiculous! Aren't you embarrassed? How many quilts can one person finish? I am such a loser!!!!!

belinda said...

Just a FAB...FAB...FAB red white and blue Sherri....yes, one is on my list too...one of these days!!

Tonya at Lazygalquilting.blogspot.com receieved a free Accuquilt too for her to blog about her opinion!!!

Chris said...

Sherri, I absolutely LOVE it!! Nice job of using your stash and it really looks like you "planned" it all! :) Love the patriotic look and the fabrics from Minick and Simpson! Can't wait to see your Glace quilt as well. Thanks for sharing! BTW, I stop by often, don't always leave a comment but really enjoy looking at all your beautiful work!

Jackie said...

Sherri, I can see why you love it! This quilt is perfect for the 4th, but truly you can use it any time. So pretty. Well done.

俊源 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
an encourager said...

I salute your terrific work! God bless America...and YOU! :)

Jan Marie said...

I keep opening you blog to look at this quilt. There is something very appealing about it.

gnee said...

Love your beautiful red, white, and blue Americana Quilt! Congratulations, you made this weeks Top 5 Hits at Singing With Birds. Come check us out at

http://singingwithbirds.blogspot.com

jaybird said...

beautiful!!! personally i like this better than the original colors the bom was in!!!