Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday at Summer Lee Quilts!

Hello!!  I'm excited to share some Cyber Monday savings with you!  Today only, you can get 10% off anything in my shop!


Just head over to Summer Lee Quilts and enter

CYBER10

as your coupon code during checkout!

Thank you so much for supporting me and letting me do what I love.  <3

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Amelia's Quilt - A Work in Progress

Hey!  Happy Wednesday!

Today, I'm sharing an update on my Katie's Quilt for Amelia.  I'm really pleased with how it's coming together, and my little Amelia has been working with me this morning, telling me how "pretty yous fabric quilt" is.  <3  She doesn't know it's for her yet.


Here's where I am so far.  I have the two halves completed...I'll sew that final seam today.  Then, I'll just piece the border and attach it.  The border will finish off the stars, so they all have all their points.  I'm hoping for a finished top by Friday!



Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have you made a Katie's Quilt before?

I'm linking up today with:


Sew Fresh Quilts


Monday, November 14, 2016

First Quilt for Christmas

Hello!  I'm so glad you're here!  Today, I want to show you the quilt I'm making for my youngest daughter for Christmas.  She's 3 years old <3 and hasn't had a "mommy quilt" yet.  I had grand plans when she was a tiny baby, and I picked up a fat quarter bundle of Mimi by Chez Moi.  I knew what I wanted to make for her, but sewing time quickly went out the window as soon as she became mobile.

I'm making a Katie's Quilt.  I had to fiddle with the layout and amounts, since I'm using FQ's.  I'm also not using a wide border.  I'm just going to piece a 2" border that will finish out the stars.

Here are my outlines.  The first is how I wanted to fit it all together, but it wasn't big enough, so I made up the smaller diagram for math. :)  






I've put in a lot of hours this last week, but I finally have the blocks finished!

I made up 150 4-patches, then converted 108 of them into 27 16-patch blocks.


I just love how pretty this fabric is and how well it fit into the blocks.


There were 3 large print fabrics that I couldn't bring myself to completely cut up, so I'm going to do have 3 blocks that aren't pieced.  I simply fussy cut these at 8.5" square.


My little helper is always nearby.  <3

Most of my time this week has gone into the sashing blocks.  So. many. corners.  I'm so glad they're done!  They were tedious, but they'll be so worth it.


I decided that I wanted a column of blue stars and the rest of them in this pretty dusty pink.

I'm going to start laying it all out this afternoon, so hopefully I'll have a decent update for you this week!

I'm also going to be trying my hand at a bargello-type quilt for my middle girl who has outgrown the rag quilt I made her for her 2nd birthday.  I can't wait to show you that one when it's time!

What are you working on this week?  I'd love to hear about it!

I'm linking up with Making Monday at Love Laugh Quilt!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Busy Busy

Whew!  Last week was pretty crazy as I spent every day stitching like a mad woman to finish as much as I could before Friday's Craft Bazaar.




I think I got around 35 new baby items finished, though!



The bazaar was fun.  I love talking with people, and quite a few friends came through to say hello.  My husband and girls came with me and stayed all day.  My oldest even crocheted a bunch of wash cloths for the table.




I spent yesterday taking pictures and listing new items on Etsy.  I think I got to the halfway point.  It's raining this morning, but I'm hoping the sky will clear enough this afternoon that I can finish up.


Here are a few of my favorite new things in the shop:

 Baby Washcloths


 Baby Girl Bib

 Baby Boy Bib


You can check out the rest of the new stuff in my Summer Lee Quilts Etsy Shop!

It was a lot of work, and it was a long day, but I'm glad I went and met new people, including other crafters in my area.  I'm looking forward to the next time!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Four Patch Lattice - A Finished Quilt!

It's a beautiful Friday here in Southern Indiana.  It's chilly and our giant maple has covered the yard in leaves.  I just love it.  <3

I'm so excited to show you my finished 4-patch Lattice quilt today!


This was such a fun one to put together..so much scrappy goodness. <3



I straight line quilted parallel with the lattice, adding a second line on each side of every other black line.  I don't do straight lines often, so it was fun to do something a little different.


I used a natural Kona for the backing.  I considered putting a border on it, but I just really liked the idea of just framing it in the black binding.

Details

Size: 58" x 68"
Fabric: Handmade by Bonnie & Camille, Kona Black
Backing: Kona Natural

I'll be bringing this one with me to the Wesley Chapel UMC Craft Bazaar next week, along with several other quilts.


Thank you so much for stopping by!  I'd love to connect with you in the comments.  Have an awesome day!

~Summer

I've linked up with Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lattice 4-Patch - A Work in Progress

Good morning!

Today, I'm sharing a fun quilt that I've just *almost* finished.  I'm hand stitching the binding down now, so I should have finished pictures for you by Friday. <3

For this project, I used Handmade by Bonnie & Camille (can you tell I'm a big fan of Bonnie & Camille yet?) and this pattern tutorial by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co.

I'll admit that I did need to take a little more piecing time.  Sewing on the bias can be a little tricky, but it's so worth it with this pattern!


Laying it out was a little tricky...I wanted the super scrappy look, but I didn't wants spots like that white/red block with the green block that have the same print.


Here's what I ended up with for the top!


I love the size of this one.  It's roughly 58" x 68".  This is my daughter's twin bed.  It could be great for a kid without being too big.


I decided to do straight line quilting, so I broke out some painter's tape to mark parallel lines on every other black line.  This gave me even spacing without marking the quilt.  I also quilted along the sides of all other black lines and then I ditch stitched across the centers of all the diamonds.

I'll should have the finished project to show you on Friday!  Have you tried this pattern before?  Do you love Bonnie & Camille?  Let me know in the comments!

In the meantime, have a blessed day!

~Summer <3

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Today I'm linking up with Silly Mama Quilts, Needle & Thread Network,


Sew Fresh Quilts

Monday, October 24, 2016

Framed Squares in April Showers - A Finished Quilt!

Happy Monday to you!  I'm excited to share another finished quilt!  This one has been a favorite for me.  The fabric is just so pretty that it was pleasure at every step.


I used a single layer cake of April Showers by Bonnie & Camille.  The inspiration was this quilt I made with a jelly roll and charm pack of Luna Notte by 3 Sisters.  I've always loved that quilt...it's cherished in our home, but I was wanting to do a brighter, more modern version of the pattern.  I didn't have any coordinating jelly roll/charm pack combos, so I thought I'd have to wait.  However, when I finished unpacking my sewing room (we've moved twice in the last year!), I found this gorgeous fabric and knew I had to use it for this.



I went back and forth on how I was going to quilt it.  I thought about straight lines, accentuating the squares.  I thought about diagonals and cross-hatching.  I considered going super fancy on it and feathering the frames of each square, but I felt like, in the end, this needed to be a quilt made for love and comfort.  So...I decided on a simple, but small and close meander to get that awesome texture that doesn't take away from the design.



I used a natural Kona for backing and found this adorable navy with white butterflies for binding.

Finished, it measures 51" x 60".


I will be taking this quilt to the craft bazaar next week before it goes into the shop.  If you're interested in purchasing this quilt or another (even one in progress) or requesting a custom order, please email me at summerleequilts@gmail.com.

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