Thursday, September 15, 2016

Summer Solstice Quilt

I am sneaking this in right under the wire. Please pardon the poor photo quality. Rushing to take photos is not recommended. It was so big I couldn't find a place to photograph it in time for the linkup over at Melissa's blog so moving furniture in the family room was required.  I will update with better photos when the quilt is quilted and bound. This one is definitely not going into the UFO pile. 

I am so happy I have finally finished this huge Summer Solstice quilt from Melissa's pattern and quilt-a-long. I was going to add sashing and a border to it but realized it was gigantic with just the blocks and also because it wouldn't look as scrappy as I had intended for the quilt to be so I left out the sashing and borders. My layout is a 4x4 which is 96" square. I love the pattern and all but this required so much pinning because of all the points. I wanted to make sure I match them up as best I can so I was pinning like a mad woman.
If you would like to make this pattern, the instructions are very easy to read and great photos.


8 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

Indeed, right under the wire!!! Looks amazing!!! So glad you got it all sewn up ;) Way to go, I know that was a ton of piecing ;) Great job, it is just gorgeous and thanks so much for quilting along with me ;)

Alison said...

This is gorgeous! I love all of the different fabrics you used -- they look great together. :)

Jeanna said...

I love it!!! This is a beautiful quilt. No sashing or border needed at all. Can't wait to see it quilted and bound.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Beautiful Kim!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

It turned out beautifully! I think you're right about leaving the sashing off to create the scrappy look you were after.

Helen in the UK said...

Great job, it looks beautiful :)

Missy Shay said...

Your quilt turned out great!

Anthea said...

Oh my gosh Kim, this is just GORGEOUS! I love the fabrics & their colours, & what a big size it is, too! It's a great pattern. Can't wait to see it all quilted & bound, well done xx