Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer Paths Quilt

This quilt top-in-progress is like the recent "Tracks" quilt, but I'm using only light and medium summery prints (no darks). Between each double row of rectangle strips, there will be a 1" strip of floral on black. You can see the layout on my "design floor" below. I want this to be light and summery, but a little black adds some life here. I love black with bright colors. (That's 1" cut, and 1/2" when sewn. So it's just a touch of black.)



I have such a good time including little surprises like the teacup and the bicycle below...and that squiggly writing. If it says something, I hope it's nice. Haha. I feel another selvage quilt coming on soon. The box is getting pretty full as you can imagine. And this is the Selvage Blog, after all. This "Summer Paths" quilt contains nearly 200 different fabrics (used more than once each, of course). I hope your heart is happy with quilting fun.




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19 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh, it's really, really wonderful!!! I love the black touches and the fussy cut pieces too!

Deb said...

Oh what a wonderful quilt...I love how you fussy cut some pieces. It provides such a treat to the viewers eyes. A grown up/fabric version of "I Spy"!! I agree with the use of a little bit of black...in decorating and with quilts. I read somewhere black can help "ground" other colors.

Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

susiloci said...

Es muy bonito con tantas telas diferentes, el negro le da mucha vida.

Cherry Red Quilter said...

This is gorgeous - love it! What a great way to use up lots of scraps. Cant wait to see the end result

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Oooh, I like it!!!!

Stephanie said...

Sew pretty. I love that skinny touch of black and what a perfect name.

Jackie said...

This is just beautiful Karen!! Love the black sashing in between. The right touch.

June Calender said...

It's captures the feel of summer! You have great patience sewing small pieces together -- I think the last three you've shown have had truly hundreds of small squares or rectangles. Perhaps the repetitiveness of the sewing has a zen-like peacefulness.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I love it when there are hidden treasures in a quilt...it makes the quilt into a giant game of "I Spy".

Kathryn D. Duke said...

oh, this is lovely. and what a great idea to use our scraps!! thanks for sharing!!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I think the little black touches really add to the quilt.

Sue said...

This will be a very nice quilt. The colors are so happy. Did you strip piece this or are these individual squares?

beth said...

Lovely!

PrairiePeasant said...

I love how a simple design can look so beautiful!

Pat from FL and MI said...

Oh, that IS quilting fun! Love it, and yes, the black really sets it off.

Kathie said...

OMG I really LOVE< LOVE>LOVE this quilt.
adding that black in there just makes me smile.
all those fabrics , maybe we could do a trade any strips left of those 200 fabrics?
Kathie

Andrea, the little collector said...

this is a fun one. What delightful details Karen!!!

Lynn Dykstra said...

I am so inspired by these quilts of yours.

Dolores said...

What will be the finished size of this gorgeous quilt? Love the little images that peek through every once in a while.