Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer Sensations blog hop

Summer Dolly Quilt project

Front and back, measures 21" x 21"
In my quest to find summer blog hops, I stumbled onto a blog by Marian at hailing from Italy (first quilting blogger I have "met" from that country) who is hosting:

The rules for the hop are -

You must make something new. No old projects or previous projects. If you have a UFO that needs finishing that fits the bill, that’s fine, but please make something new.
Keep it small and fast to put together. In the summer time, most people want to be outdoors, but still like to get in a bit of sewing time. So make us something that you would use during the summer, whether it’s a picnic basket ruffle, cover, picnic items, baskets, placemats.

The schedule for Summer Sensations…

July 21
July 22
July 25
July 26

I chose to make a summer dolly quilt to fit in perfectly for the upcoming Mad Tea Party post (see badge on my sidebar). These remnants were in a bag of thrifted material I believe were combined for a banner. To be able to repurpose someone else's partially completed project is so rewarding.
Here I have organized the fabric. The strips were sewn together for the binding. I cut 4-1/2" by whatevers strips for the quilt. I decided not to OCD-it by fixing the sizing of the units from the fabric pieces that were previously sewn together. This was a quick and easy project I completed, including French binding, one late afternoon.

Sometimes less is more and a simple patchwork will do. I was inspired by Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts with her a-simple-summer-quilt. Since this qualifies as a "finish" I am linking up with her Finish It Up Friday. I guess this type of project is also called a "mini" so I also linked up with Kelly at myquiltinfatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday.

Last weekend hospice thrifting meant snagging this $1.50 mystery bag of fabric remnants.

And what a nice surprise, some pieces that could easily be the major part of a quilt. I will finish those squares and give them a new life.

Part of this hop is a giveaway - the prize is a $25.00 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop
Each giveaway starts at midnight of the day it's featured and ends at 11:59 pm of the same day.
All giveaways are during the Easter Standard Time Zone.
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Posting a Pattern of the Day from 1954, a romper for this Summer Sensations blog hop!
Hoping you are having a Sensational Summer!
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