dreaming of greece

I got this one finished up the other day, and I’m quite pleased with it. Naming quilts can be hard, so I was excited to come up with the perfect name for it after making the quilt top –  Summers(ville) in the Greek Isles – and I’m still a fan. Morgan still thinks I’m a fabric dork

Anyway, I love these Summersville prints by Lucie Summers, and I particularly love it in this lovely blue color. I paired them with a few other blue solids and prints, and just a little pop of orangy-yellow. This quilt was totally inspired by this one by Gail Baar, and I love how it all came together.

So the quilting…. once again I was inspired by the fabulous Angela Walters. I received an advance electronic copy of her (soon to be released!) book, and if I’m being honest, I’ll tell you that I tend to just keep it open on my computer. Slightly obsessed, maybe? I love looking at her designs, and I love that it gets me thinking about other types of quilting. I went with a square quilting design for this one.  I knew that I’d have trouble going with free motion quilting and not making rounded shapes (such a habit!) so I decided to use my walking foot instead. It required a lot of shoving the quilt through the machine though, so if it had been any larger it probably wouldn’t have worked so well.

I think the square quilting really complements this quilt design, and gives it really nice texture.

I used Lucie’s Alphabetty print for the backing (I’m a big fan! And in fact, Max has a pair of pants using this print in black, and I just bought the cutest ipad case from Amber in the blue Alphabetty print. A fan, for sure!).

The binding is mainly a turquoise solid, with a pieced yellow section. I lost some of the yellow on this side of the quilt when I squared it up, so I thought I’d add a bit in the binding instead.

And every time I see it, I think of Greece (and making this quilt was cheaper than flying to Greece, so win, win!)

Previous post about this quilt here.
Summersville is available at many shops, including Pink Chalk Fabrics, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics, Nido, Bloomerie Fabrics, Marmalade Fabrics, Whipstitch, Fabricworm, Sew Modern, and Lola Pink Fabrics.

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