Friday, October 18, 2013

Summer Wind, All Done!

My Summer Wind Quilt is all done, how about a little walk down memory lane.

This is the center.

Border 1

Border 2

Border 3

Border 4

Border 5

Border 6, the final border!

I could not be happier with my end result.  This was one fast and easy pattern.

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 117
It finished at 76 1/2" x 76 1/2"
The pattern is Summer Wind by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
The print fabric is High Street by Lily Ashbury for Moda.
The white with yellow polkadots background fabric is from Pam Kitty Morning for Lakehouse.
It has approximately 1,029 pieces.

Sinta at Pink Pincushion finished her Summer Wind too.  She's blogging about her finish today.  One of the fun things Sinta and I did for our sew along was to text pictures of our daily progress back and forth.  It was like we were sewing in the same room,  or at least the town, the 1800 miles that actually separated us just disappeared.  Sinta, I loved sewing with you, let's do it again!!

Sinta and I used the same pattern and same fat quarter bundle of fabric, but you'll be surprised how different the two tops look.  I didn't use the gray or berry fabrics in that line because I thought that would make it look too busy.  Sinta used all the fabric and her quilt looks less busy, it's fascinating to me.  I think someone else could use that same line of fabric and come up with another beautiful top, the look totally depends on which fabric you use where.

The pattern Summer Wind is in the "A Touch of Rosie Quilts" book released by Leisure Arts in 2010.  Carrie plans too add a Summer Wind pdf pattern to her shop very soon, be on the look out for it.

I hope you have a great weekend, I plan to!


  1. You are brilliant do you know that You fill my heart with smiles.....thank you !

  2. "Beautiful".....feels like a summer breeze blowing thru. Nice crisp summer colors there!

  3. Beautiful and bright and happy!
    I also love that Lakehouse background fabric...yummy all the way around!

  4. Which four pieces did I miss? I count 1025. And yes, I'm sure you're right. :)

    It's gorgeous and I love it - and thanks to you, I broke down and got a charm pack or two of High Street. Good job!

  5. nice finish. You make them all look easy and quick.

  6. another fabulous finish by Thelma! That is going to look stunning on your 'quilt' wall.

  7. Love your color placement! This version looks fantastic.

  8. Looks great. I am still working on my Halloween flavored "Summer Wind" (I am a few borders behind you and Sinta), but have finally figured out what pattern I want to use for my High Street charm packs - Petit Fours by Fig Tree! Such fun fabric!!

  9. This is wonderful! Love the freshness of the quilt!

  10. It's really lovely, Thelma. Your color placements are perfect!

  11. It's absolutely stunning! The fabric was a perfect choice.

  12. So I suppose that you've already started Clover??? :-)

  13. You and Sinta have really inspired me to get out this pattern and make it. I've loved this pattern since Carrie first published it. This quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your progress with us.

  14. Beautiful, beautiful, Thel!!! It's got a little more nip in the air than Carrie's, but I can't help but love it!!

  15. Beautiful! I have had this on my bucket list forever ... have the pattern.... and thought it would be hard... thanks for the inspiration and for the pep talk - that its not as hard as I think! Can't wait to make one! Love your blog!

  16. I just love this cheery bright quilt! Thanks for the great posts about your progress. I am trying to catch up on blogs and I read all the posts at one time so you finished this quilt extra fast LOL!


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