TGIFF – Quick & Easy Summer
Who you callin’ quick and easy? My name is not Summer and I am neither quick, nor easy, if you catch my drift!
Ooooh, my quilt, um, yeah, right! Awkward! Yeah, okay, it was both of those things, I do admit. I had two packs of Summersville charm squares that had been in my stash since nearly the beginning of my quilting journey. As each day passed, I could feel them languishing even more, and Dear Delilah knows I won’t stand for that.
So a few weeks ago I just picked those babies up and vowed not to stop until I had a finished quilt. Now I know it’s not all complicated and what have you, but I promise to do and learn something new with each project. You never stop learning, my lovelies! With this one I put the charms on point, did some row sewing, and cursed not having a design wall. (If I take up any more space in our apartment I think Mr. Sparkles might literally have a conniption.) For the back I sewed up some coordinating homespun into a big stripe to give it some visual interest as well.
So while it’s not like the most amazing quilt ever, it’s ready to travel with me to the U.S. on Sunday (Molli Sparkles Intrepid Thread Reunion PAR-TAY — don’t forget!). Once there it will be shipped off to Oklahoma for a dear friend’s new nephew. It’s definitely worthy of vomit and poop, and I believe those stains will be neither quick, nor easy.
Some quick quilt facts:
Title: Quick & Easy Summer
Size: 36″ x 42″
Quilt Design: charm squares on point
Quilting: straight line quilting by me with Aurifil 50 weight, Colour 2024 White
Binding: hand stitched with Aurifil 50 weight, Colour 2692 Black
Backing: coordinating orange, cream, blue and red homespun
Label: Hand-written, sewn into binding.
Favourite Part: Forcing myself to use the stash.