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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3 comments:

  1. Super cute quilt. Great use of a layer cake.

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! I love patterns that fit so well with a precut that there's just little to no waste. With this, I ended up with 2 1"x2.5" rectangles from each 10" square, and my 7 year old is hand stitching them together for a doll quilt. <3

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