Sunday, March 28, 2010

On Pause- Just Dreaming Summer Quilt

This is my second quilt that I started at the end of October last year becuase I had been studying for my Year 12 subject for 4 days straight and needed a break.
It is called "Just Dreaming Summer" after the fabrics and because while I made it I couldn’t wait for summer and our holiday in Perth

The quilt is inspired by one of my favourite tutorials from Oh, Fransson! called How to Make Scrappy Hedgerow Blocks.  I absolutely adored Elizabeth’s Scrappy Hedgerow Quilt so I thought I would give it a go.

 However, mine is a lot more scrappy and wonky and I also used slightly different measurements because I had only a fat 1/4 bundle to work with. 
I hadn’t intended for it to be so wonky but I just wanted to make something fun and didn’t have the time or the patience at that stage for perfection. 

*PS. It isn’t actually quite as uneven as it looks in the photos- it is just in desperate need of an iron, which I should have done before taking the pictures.
The Fabric is Riley Blake's Just Dreamy by My Minds Eye.                                        
I found it in a big fat 1/4 bundle at a quilt fair earlier last year and I absolutely loved the colours but I was hesitant to cut it because I loved it so much! I have also made an Owl from a Melly and Me pattern out of it.
The blocks I whipped up in a few days but the sashing was done early this year using a cream fabric called Butterflies by P&B Textiles.
  The Backing fabric is Woodland Bloom by Lila Tueller for Moda. 
and finally for the binding- I couldn’t decide wether to have pink or green binding but I decided it should be pink as I prefer it over green .My only problem was for months I couldn’t find the right shade of pink and then when I was getting my sewing machine serviced a few weeks ago I unexpentantly came across this fabric that was close enough and it has tiny coloured flowers on it that bring out some of the colours in the blocks.
  Anyway, so it is On Pause at the moment because I have no idea/ can’t decide how to quilt it. I don’t want to just "stitch in-the ditch" because I made the sashing a tad wide so it needs something to go through it and I would free motion quilt it but I don’t know how to, so that is the dilemma. I am doing a machine quilting workshop at the end of May so unless I have a marvellous idea before then I think I might have to wait.
In the meantime...
I am excited because my Fancy Free, quilt blocks for the quilt top are all finished and have turned out really well, so I will put some pictures up tomorrow!
Hope you liked the pictures and are having a great weekend,
Miranda and Charlie


  1. The backing and binding look great with the quilt top! Love the wonky blocks. I'm keen to do more of this style of piecing myself.

  2. Thanks! yes me too because I really like this type of piecing, its simple and fun and it was liberating when I realised that it could be wonky and random and it didnt have to perfect.

  3. I love the fun bright colours on this quilt - they look fantastic with the neutral sashing and border. If you are looking for an easy quilting option go check out what PJ did on her Gobble stacked coin quilt - something similar could work on this one.
    PJ is at

  4. What a wonderful idea, thankyou :) I really like how PJ has quilted it, it makes it really interesting. I am definitely considering it for this quilt and I have a mini coin quilt that needs to be quilted so I might play around with some squiggly lines.
    Thanks again!


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