Monday, April 28, 2014

Quilting As I Go : :

Endless Summer Quilt Top

This weekend I almost finished my newest quilt as you go project, a quilt made using Leah Duncan's gorgeous Meadow collection and lots of Art Gallery Fabrics! I say almost, because even after Instagramming my freshly complete quilt top pic Sunday morning, I counted up just enough cuts to make one more qayg panel. I can't have these pretty strips going into the scrap drawer when they can make this quilt just a little bit bigger!

Endless Summer Fabric Strips

You can read more about how I'm making these stacked strip qayg panels right here!

Meadow QAYG stacked panels

Late last week the fabrics I requested for my backing and binding arrived from Art Gallery Fabrics, along with a surprise bundle of Pat Bravo's lovely, new collection NouvElle, I'll be sure to share more on those tomorrow! For my binding I chose the beautiful, red-orange Gentle Breeze print, to make all of the tangerine, peach, and salmon colors in my quilt really pop!

Meadow QAYG panels, backing & 
bindling fabrics!

For the back I had to go with my stand-out favorite print in the Meadow collection, Summer Grove by Night from the Picnic in the Hills colorway. I LOVE this print! This fresh Kelly green color is my favorite!

Meadow Quilt Backing

I can't wait to finish!!  

How about you, what are you working on this week?

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished quilt! I stashed a half yard bundle of these when I caught them on a great sale and I just haven't taken the plunge (or found the time) to cut into them yet! Love what you have done with yours! :)

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  2. WOW Fabulous colors. Love the green, you can't have too much green in my opinion.

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  3. I have to say I love the colors flowing.. Gorgeous and looks fast and easy. I have to work on some personal organizing items for my Studio and Then I am planning a Princess party for my granddaughters and neighbor girls, Mrs. Texas won this year so we are having a personal appearance by a real princess.. So I want to make some Mug rugs for our tea party. I cant wait for my scraps to arrive too.

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  4. LOVE THIS!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  5. These are colors are AMAZING together!!

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  6. I'm inspired Maureen!!! These bright colors are just what I needed to see this a.m to get me out of this everlasting Wisconsin Winter funk!!

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  7. This is such a bright, happy quilt! I love that print you're using for the back.

    I'm working on my dyosampler this week and mending. Meant to finish the mending this weekend, but took a much needed nap instead!

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  8. This is a happy quilt!! I should make one like this since it looks like no points to match up! I'm working on an applique doll quilt for my granddaughter. It's the first one I've made like this and it's definitely a 'learn as you go' project!

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  9. Яркие и очень красивые!

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  10. Well my comments are all the same....beautiful1

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  11. I am in love with these fabrics! Going to try a qayg strip this week!!!

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  12. Do you know what solid colors you used?
    Thanks

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    1. All Art Gallery Pure Element solids, ones I've stashed over the years -- Burnt Orange, Empire Yellow, White Linen, Emerald, Tranquil Waters, Sweet Mint, and Coral Reef for sure. Some of the newer PE's include a Canary yellow and a Mandarin orange that would have been really nice to add in!

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    2. Thanks! That was about what i was thinking. I had been planning on doing a very similar quilt as yours but I am also adding Tule to it! EEK! I can't wait to get started!

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  13. Beautiful, Maureen! I love what you have done. This collection is stunning, it is so beautiful. Thanks for the great idea.

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  14. I just got done quilting a table runner using the left over pieces from the quilt that I was making using fabrics from Pat Bravo's Line and rather than just throwing out the scraps ,I thought why not try it as see how it looks because I have nothing to loose except my time putting it together and I'm happy that I did because it turned out really nice and something different too.

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  15. Great colors -- and I love your choice of backing fabric!

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  16. Maureen, it's so beautiful. So bright and happy, I love the colors so much. I'm working on a zig-zag quilt using Heather Bailey's Lottie Da and True Colors collection. I'm so excited, it's turning out so well.

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  17. It's going to be a lovely quilt. I just read over your QAYG tutorial and have a question about stitching in the ditch to "quit" the backing. Since the seams between blocks are pressed open, does stitching in the ditch of this open seam cause a problem or weaken the seams at all?

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  18. Nice! I never thought I would like so much orange and green together, but it's so pretty. I love the backing - perfect!

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  19. Oh yes - Summer Grove is my favourite too! This is such a lovely collection - very 'you'!

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  20. Beautiful colors! Looking forward to the finished piece in your beautifully done pics!
    Debby E

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  21. I love the way you choose bright happy colors. Love this one so much!

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  22. I need to go fabric shopping (I know, I know, poor me - not!) I have a print that I want to make into a baby quilt but I don't have anything that goes with it.

    I'm also working on a top (Alabama Chanin style) and knitting some baby bibs.

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  23. Maureen,
    I love your generosity by sharing with pictures--leaving nothing out. I've a piece of 1 of your fabrics that I found on sale. I'd thought I would have more energy after the holidays but as the oncologist said, "Hey girl, you're not going to have much more energy for a great while 'cause radiation is a tough competitor." Still, I love the feel of your fabric & in fact, have it laying on the table by my chair. It will give my mind a place to rest. Thank you Maureen.

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