21 June 2011

another june finish


So today is summer solstice, the longest and lightest evening of the year. I have finished my sunny vintage bars quilt, and can enjoy it as a decoration for our dining room on our 6th wedding anniversary. This is a very romantic quilt to me, soft, pretty, delicate water color flower prints in sunny yellows and pale pink. Very simple layout, just letting these bigger pieces of fabric speak for them selves...

These fabrics were gifted to me from a generous friend. It is a gift that I appreciate very much.



This one finished at 60" * 74", beautiful quilted by a longarm on a soft Quilters dream batting. The back is shades of yellow. Very simple and classic. For the binding I used my last stripes from the Dream On line, combining pink and yellow to make do.



A few close ups...

These vintage sheets are soft and worn, not always 100% cotton. I was relieved to see how well they took the longarm quilting.

Wish you all some sunshine today!

17 comments:

Lynne said...

Happy anniversary.

Thanks for sending sunshine my way - we had some this morning but it didn't last long! It's winter and, for Sydney, quite cold (16*C = 61*F): brrrrrrrr!

nicolette said...

Happy Anniversary Marit! Your sunny vintage bars quilts is gorgeous!

We once made a boattrip from Stockholm to Helsnki on Summer Solstice and were amazed there was no real sunset!

Mary said...

Love the sunny new quilt! The yellows are so pretty! Happy Anniversary!

Janet said...

Happy wedding anniversary! I love the simplicity of the quilt and everything about it.

Tonya Ricucci said...

really beautiful and soft. congrats on the anniversary!

Nifty Quilts said...

Lovely! You really know how to bring out the beauty in simplicity. Happy Summer Solstice!

Char said...

Beautiful quilt Marit.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Gratulerer med bryllupsdag!! Nok en fantastisk quilt!! Veldig delikat!! Og quiltingen løfter den også. Hvem er det du bruker?? Lite sying på meg om dagen. Mest jobb. Men nå nærmer det seg ferie og symaskinen er på plass på hytta....... Det skal bli fint!! AnneKari:-)

Jan said...

Love it - so crisp and summery!

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary. Sometimes the simplest quilts are the prettiest.

CrazyOldLadies@gmail.com said...

That is SO BEAUTIFUL! I love NEW/OLD quilts!

Sujata said...

Happy anniversary, Marit! The quilt looks gorgeous. I just finished a quilt with similar back.. I love your soft colors and quilting!

Peppermint Pinwheels said...

Ooooh! Those fabrics are so pretty - just perfect for a bar quilt!

Carla said...

Mmmmm...yummy! I adore Baptist fans as a quilting motif...so perfect with your simple design. I have a collection of vintage sheets too...they are waiting on the sidelines!

Lydia said...

Happy anniversary!!! Oh it's such an amazing quilt.So pretty!!!
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ivyworis said...

nice quilt, like it very much.

Sundays Child said...

Happy Anniversary! Really .. REALLY .. like this quilt, I love yellow, I understand not everyone does. For me, it just sings out sunshine, dandelions, daffodils, buttercups, lemons .. thanks for sharing your creation with us. Julie Andrea