Friday, October 4, 2013

Next Up

My next project is Summer Wind.  This is an older pattern by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co, you may have this finished quilt on your bed.  When I googled this quilt I found a lot of them out in blogland.


Do you have friends that share your taste in quilts?  Nicole, at Sister's Choice, has excellent taste in quilts, and it's the same as mine.  We've sewed several quilts together, Toulouse, Belle Meade, Hallowe'en 1904, Red and White Snowball, Autumn in my Garden, and Hill Country Baskets to name a few. After seeing  Nicole's Birdseye and Mocha Trails I made them myself.  I think a project on Nicole's current To Do list is Wild Air, a quilt I finished last year.  And now I'm doing it again, this is Nicole's Summer Wind, made from Astor Manor by Three Sisters.


Someone else who shares my taste in quilt projects is Sinta at Pink Pincushion.  We've never sewed projects together but Sinta rarely finishes a quilt that doesn't go on my To Do list and she is currently working on Coastal Lilies and Evening Bloom, two of my favorite finishes.  Plus there are the Schnibbles we make every month.

For over a year we've been trying to come up with a project to sew together.   Well we finally have one and it was this fabric that got the ball rolling, High Street by Lily Ashbury for Moda.  I saw a fat quarter bundle online and fell in love with the design and colors of this family.  I also thought it looked like the kind of fabric Sinta usually goes for, shabby chic.  So Sinta took one look and said she was in.  Then we needed to decide on a pattern.  We both love Summer Wind, have not made it, and there you go.


The only problem with using a fat quarter bundle for this project is that the large center star requires two like fat quarters.  So Sinta and I decided to pick a fabric for the center and exchange fat quarters so we would have the two matching fat quarters we needed.

Here's the fat quarter I selected and the one Sinta mailed to me.  I think it made this sew along a little more fun, having to exchange fat quarters before we could even get started.


So once the swap was done we were ready to start.  Right off the bat I struggled, I think it was a case of too many pieces of pretty fabric to choose from right from the start.  So here's my first center.


But I decided I didn't like the yellow so I switched to green.


But once I added the corner pieces I decided I didn't like the green.


So I went back to the  yellow.


And changed the corners, but I'm done now and I'm happy, so that's all that matters.


The rest of the rows are scrappy so I don't expect to struggle anymore with my fabric choices.

I'm using the Summer Wind pattern in the A Touch of Rosie Quilts book.  So if you would like to sew along too and have this book, you're set.  If you don't have the pattern Carrie will have a PDF pattern available in her store soon.  I'll let you know when it's available.


Sinta enclosed this note in the package with her fat quarter.


I am ready, set and going!

Sinta is blogging about her progress on Summer Wind today.  We're using the same pattern, the same fabric bundle, and Sinta's center has a very different look.  Be sure to check it out.

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21 comments:

  1. This is going to be fun to follow.

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  2. Oooh, I love High Street just based on your center block! Lovely! I will enjoy watching your and Sinta's progress - I bet they will look so different even though you are using the same bundle! o:)

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  3. One of my all time favorite patterns! My first one I made using the Seaside Rose collection and the second was Gypsy Rose by Fig Tree. This pattern really showcases the beauty of a fabric collection as well as your piecing abilities. I also love the variation of the blocks. Have fun!

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  4. How fun. Love the fabric and pattern so this will be such fun to watch. My SIL and I have been working on a QAL together and it is about to end. We are looking for our next project and I will keep this idea in mind.

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  5. I have this pattern too... thanks for reminding of how beautiful it is! I'm loving your start and look forward to following along with all 3 of you.

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  6. I've had my eye on the High Street fabric collection too. But I need to focus on my current project then the two I have queued up to start. I'll enjoy vicariously by following your progress on this quilt.

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  7. I made Summer Wind two summers ago with Martinique by Three Sisters. I'll send you my finished quilt. I was a bit disappointed in my fabrics because the wonderful design of the quilt was lost in the fabrics, my background fat quarters were not light enough. Take care!

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    1. Well not the quilt, but a picture of the finished quilt LOL

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  8. I LOVE this quilt pattern - LOVE IT! and LOVE High Streets. I don't know if I've ever been more excited to watch the progress of one of your quilts!

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  9. I bought a FQ bundle of High Street almost as soon as I saw it. Unless it is Fig Tree, I usually don't do that. I had been considering the Boardwalk pattern by Fig Tree quilts, but I think I may like to do this along with you and Sinta - two of my favorite bloggers! Great timing for me as I am in a position to start a new quilt - one just for me this time!

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  10. Watching the progress on both quilts is going to be so much fun. The fact that you're using the same fabric makes doubly fun. I haven't done a sew along with anyone in a long while.

    I'm so excited, Thelma, that you're sewing with brighter fabrics. :-)

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  11. Oh, I have some other things on my table right now, but I should find mine. I have the original fat 1/4 bundle and bought extra for the center star. Have the book also, but also the original pattern. It's always been a favorite, so soft, and love Carrie's patterns that you can use the whole bundle. This is going to be fun to watch.

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  12. That's going to be really bright and beautiful! I love the fabrics.

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  13. You will love making this quilt and using it when you finish it! I love a medallion style quilt.

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  14. High Street is exquisite fabric but I never would have placed it with Summer Wind. That is my short coming as this quilt project is going to be vividly beautiful.

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  15. This is a wonderful pattern and the fabic and colors you've choosen and beautiful.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  16. It's another lovely Miss Rosie pattern. I can't wait to see it done!

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  17. This pattern has been on my to-do list since Carrie first published it. I'm sure you and Sinta will inspire me to start sewing this quilt. I love your fabrics but I know what you mean about too many fabrics from which to chose.

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  18. I'm loving this! You have such a knack for choosing just the right fabrics - I guess knack isn't the word - you use your brilliant intelligence when choosing just the right fabrics. Better

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  19. It's fun to see your photos side by side and go through the analyzing process with you! The fabric is so vibrant... and you are right, like Starburst candy!

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