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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hello, Summer! and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday!  Though summer arrived in the south awhile ago, I couldn't resist naming my latest quilt, Hello, Summer!  The colors are just so fresh and happy, and the vibrant hues feel right at home with the temps in the upper 90's (as we have had recently).

Lately, I've been on a roll with making quilts of my own design and writing patterns, which is great, but it's nice to have a mental break once in awhile and make something that doesn't require so much math.  This Road to Tennessee quilt was a perfect choice.

I pieced some of my leftovers on the back, along with some orange marble fabric in just the right shade, and keeping with the mental break theme, I decided to quilt with a nice, relaxing stipple.

The Kona Artichoke binding frames this quilt nicely, without taking attention away from the pretty patterns in the RTT blocks.  This quilt measures 56" x 64" and it was just the recharge I needed during a hectic summer!

Before we get down to business, I owe you a giveaway winner!  Comment number 6, Lisa Marie, is the winner of the cute, patriotic fabrics, provided by Fort Worth Fabric Studio.  Congrats!

Now then, without further ado.  Check out some of the awesome projects from last week's party.  This quilt by Little Bunny Quilts is just beautiful!

 This colorful, fun quilt is by Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.

and lastly, this selvage pineapple quilt is by Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts.  So creative!

I can't wait to see what you're working on this week.  Let's link up!

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  1. pretty quilt and nice how you did the backing

  2. Road to Tennessee is definitely bright, cheerful, and summery! It looks fantastic. --Andrea

  3. Well done! I'm right there with you - I finished a large quilt that took a good bit of brain power so I started sewing HST's with a few charm packs and will see where that takes me. It is nice to not have to think so much yet still be creating something fun!

  4. That is such a great quilt. Congratulations on the finish!

  5. I just love that green binding on your quilt! Thanks for sharing my uber-huge quilt top. :)

  6. That binding is just perfectly stitched. Beautiful!

  7. Your quilt definitely screams summertime! Thanks for sharing my colorless quilt again this week.

  8. What a great mix of colors in this quilt. Nice job!

  9. Oh, I love the colors in your quilt! So beautiful! Thank you for featuring my pineapple quilt! Have you considered doing your binding "backwards"? Meaning, do it so the stitching on the binding shows on the back instead of the front? It's just personal preference, but I stitch in the ditch on the front so the stitches are "hidden", but then they show on the binding on the back.

  10. Your quilt is so very cheerful and lovely! Perfect for summer! It's so colorful, I smiled. Thank you for sharing and hosting! :)

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  12. I always love a road to Tennessee. Your colors are great as always!


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