(Lots of pictures on the post today...just couldn't decide which ones to use...so I used them all!)
So...today I can share a little of the behind the scenes sewing...and the pictures on this post were all taken by Joanna, so you're in for a real treat photographically! Over the last couple of months I shared some of my progress while working on my California Girl version of Joanna's pattern "Sunwashed." Well my quilt is now quilted and back home! (You'll notice there is no binding on yet in these pictures...I've been working on it since it arrived yesterday--I'm using the blue stripe, and love it)!
Diana, who quilts for Joanna did the amazing quilting on this quilt. I seriously heart Diana's work!
This quilt is going right on the sofa in the family room...it soo reminds me of the ocean...and while we're suffering here in the one hundred and teens and twenties this summer, the quilt is going to remind me of the cool ocean breezes!
There's also a little story to how this quilt came about.
Recently, I was also able to piece Marigolds for Joanna. Marigolds is one of her new patterns that will be debuting at Spring Market made out of California Girl (shown here) and Tapestry (photos coming soon--I was also able to piece the Tapestry version).
You might have already noticed the similarity between the two designs; however, while Sunwashed involves very simple applique', Marigolds is a pieced version made with a couple of charm packs and a little bit of yardage.
While working on "Marigolds," I remembered that I had been wanting to make Sunwashed,and California Girl seemed the perfect fabric to use! As soon as I finished Marigolds, I began making Sunwashed.
Of course, now I need to make my own version of Marigolds, too...I'm definitely going to use Tapestry for mine!
And here are some photos of the original Sunwashed, shown here made with Whimsy.
I really love this pattern...not sure if it is the pie shapes, or the circles...or just the nautical feel...but whatever it is...I love it!
Be sure to head over to Joanna's post about these quilts...she also has pattern availability information. Because you might need to make both of these quilts!
Thanks so much for stopping by!