Friday, May 11, 2012

Sunwashed and Marigolds

(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!


38 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Simply gorgeous!

Darlene said...

Drop dead gorgeous, Sherri.

Suburban Stitcher said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Sinta Renee said...

I am DROOLING all over the place! I have that pattern out and just used my Calif. Girl layer cake on Boardwalk! Dang it... now I need more, lots more. I am thrilled to see these patterns made up with her gorgeous beachy fabrics. Be still my heart!!!

Jean said...

They all look yummy!

Lesley said...

they are just so sweet and remind me of summer when i was a little girl!

Fran said...

Very very pretty, both of them. Looking forward to seeing the Tapestry version! Thanks for your email.

Johanna said...

Wow! What eye candy! I better go hop on the treadmill and burn off these candy calories!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh how pretty Sherri! I love how Joanna has the option to create with a curved edge or a flat edge. :o) Clever!!
I have a charm pack in CA Girl and just waiting for the perfect project. :o) Such pretty fabrics!!

Cardygirl said...

Just beautiful!

Cardygirl said...

Just beautiful!

Think Outside the Box said...

So lovely and fresh, I'm so happy to see Californisa Girl made up into a quilt as I'm just about to start work on my summer quilt, I even chose the same blue flower border for my quilt but will be using a pattern from Amanda Murphy.

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suemac said...

Wow. Both quilts look so fresh and spring-like. I will have to look for her patterns when they come out.

Michele said...

Such lovely quilts :-)

sandra said...

All I can say is that they are just beautiful I think I might have to make one.

•stephanie• said...

i love joanna's fabrics and patterns.
your perfect piecing is the icing on the cake.
for sure!
just beautiful.

rubyslipperz said...

what pretty quilts...lucky the person that gets to cuddle under one of these. =0)

hugZ,
annie

Mama Pea said...

Wow. That pattern is pretty awesome! Well done! It's beautiful!

Cheryl said...

WONDERFUL!!!!! If I could type wonderful bigger I would have. Love them both.

Nedra said...

I really love Sunwashed! And when the weather is even hotter here than in your area, I need my own ocean type version.

Terriaw said...

Beautiful quilts! I'm so glad you shared so many pictures; they're all fabulous. I wouldn't have been able to choose just a few either. Love to see your week.

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Beautiful quilts!

carolann said...

Over the top beautiful!!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Yet more fabulous pieces from you! Absolutely charming!

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Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Sorry! Post got in twice and I tried to remove one!

Mary said...

I love the patterns and the fabrics! They're all beautiful quilts. I'm surprised that Sunwashed is appliqued, even though I love to do applique, and not just curved seams. How big are the blocks? I see what you mean about the ocean colors. These fabrics really do look like them.

VickiT said...

Those are simply beautiful. I love all the fabrics you've used on each one. Great job.

Wendi said...

Absolutely Stunning!! Your work is beautiful! I need to get California Girl right away, before its too late! I love both patterns as I have a weakness for circle quilts. : )

pincushionpoints said...

Those are beautiful!

Mary Deckert said...

All versions are beautiful! I love the coral sashing on the new pattern. Can you tell me what fabric you're using for the background in the Marigold pattern? I LOVE Fig Tree fabric, but I always have a hard time with the background fabric....not white, but not cream either. Thank you!

Mary Deckert said...

All versions are beautiful! I love the coral sashing on the new pattern. Can you tell me what fabric you're using for the background in the Marigold pattern? I LOVE Fig Tree fabric, but I always have a hard time with the background fabric....not white, but not cream either. Thank you!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Well, I'm hoping you will have a relaxing Mother's Day today. Sounds like you need it!!

Great quilt, there are some prints in that line I REALLY like!!!!

Karen said...

It does have a beachy feel - enjoyed seeing all the different colorways.

Becky S. said...

Beautiful quilts Sherri!!! Could you please tell me what color background fabric you used with California Girl?
Thanks

OPQuilt said...

Wow--I go under for a while doing all the end-of-semester grading and you pop out with this gorgeous quilt, er--QUILTS! I'm quite impressed with the colors and like you, I like the circle variation the best, too.

I always love visiting your blog. It's like a creative shot in the arm. Thanks so much!

Elizabeth E.
occasionalpiece

Deb C. said...

I am totally going to make Marigolds as soon as I can get my hands on that pattern! Love it in California Girl. I have a bunch of Verna I've been saving for something very special, and I think this is it.