I am calling it, 'Summer Solstice'
I can seriously get why people love designing their own quilts. From the first moment you get an idea, playing with layouts, colours and fabrics, right up to that point where you've lovingly stitch that very last block, sew in that last border. There is a sense of accomplishment, relief almost knowing and seeing your work, your idea come alive. I love it!
I love this quilt! I had a mix of ten different 'Cocoon by Valerie Wells for Westminster fabrics' in my stash for a while now, and I knew I wanted to keep it for something special. This project was the perfect choice, and I am so glad I did. Using traditional quilt blocks, with bright and bold fabrics and the white background fabric makes it look quite modern, and with the blocks on point it really adds another dimension to the quilt.
The quilt top finished at 87 x 66 ½ inches, the biggest I have made yet. It will be a test of patience quilting it on my little Bernina, but I cant wait to get started, sooooo excited!!
I thought of sharing with you some of the colour layouts I played with before I finally decided on what I have today. I love the look of solid colours as shown in the pink/grey and red/green quilt below. I even played around with some more traditional autumn colours, but it was just not what I had in mind. That was when I uploaded a few of the fabrics I used in my now finished quilt, and I loved it together with the white background.
6 yards White/Solid Background Fabric
1 ¾ yards Assorted Print Fabrics
½ yard Assorted Solid Colour Fabrics
Finished Quilt Size at 87 x 66 ½ inches
Finished Block Size at 13 inches (12 ½ inches inside quilt)