While we have been very busy with the pool, especially the kids
(with at least 2 h of practice everyday, and 3 meets a week!),
I have found some time to make a quilt out of the paper pieced blocks
I have been working on before the summer.
And I love how it turned out!
I am going to keep that one for myself,
During the summer treats sew along,
I made 9 paper blocks following the patterns of Ellison Lane.
I added some sashing between rows of blocks,
but not between the blocks themselves,
a few of the blocks have space around them,
so I felt it was not necessary.
I sewed a border around the blocks of the same background color,
and finally the border that inspired the color choices.
I decided to skip bidding the quilt,
I did some simple quilting with the top and batting,
then I sewed the back to the quilted with right side together (leaving an opening)
and then turning everything right side out (hand stitching the opening close).
I finally did some real quilting, giving dimension to the ice cream.
To keep the background from "puffing out",
I wrote some words with free motion like summer, ice cream....
It is a little hard to see as I used some off-white thread,
I cannot wait to hang it in my sewing room!