Sun Showers Quilt Finish 2017 04-22

It is hard to believe I have half dozen finished quilts behind me already, having jumped back into sewing just under 2 years ago.  Working with color, fabric, design and creating have been fun for me given I work with numbers all day.

This quilt was inspired by the Sun Showers I experienced most of the summer growing up in Connecticut.  It was a gift for a very dear friend who mentored and guided me during high school.  Hello Sun!

Her favorite colors are blue and yellow, and so this project began. The blues are Porcelain Blue by Deborah Edwards for Northcott.  I picked up the yellow florals at Joanne’s as fillers.

Reflections

After countless patterns up on the design wall, I went for pinwheels as the main block construct, with a corner of sunshine followed by a shower of rain.   One can’t really go wrong with pinwheels.

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It was particularly fun to work with dark, medium and lights with this quilt.  I had to head to the store a few times to fill in gaps in the fabrics I needed but hey, adding to my stash is more fun than I anticipated.

Sun Shower Blocks (1)

My long arm quilter did a beautiful job on the quilt.  Stars and wavy lines like a misty rain…perfect for the quilt and a beautiful play on the American Dreams, by Beth Logan for Henry Glass backing.

Labels

I used an extra set of HSTs to make the label on the back, which I embroidered by hand with standard DMC embroidery floss.  The label I sewed on with Sulky invisible thread.

Sun Shower Blocks (2)

Here’s my little man, helping hold the quilt up on a huge granite rock in the woods.  We had a beautiful sunny day, with rolling clouds casting shadows on us.  This was the afternoon before it snowed which you see in the other pictures.

Sun Showers & a little snow

I loved sending this off to my friend, and hated parting with it.  It is bold and peaceful at the same time.  Might be another one I have to make for myself.  🙂

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