Siesta Time …

08/09/2014 § 5 Comments

We’re enjoying an amazing Indian summer here, in the south of England at the moment.  Today, I took my trusty little old Elna sewing machine outside and stitched in the garden so that I could enjoy the warmth of the sun whilst piecing a pretty pink patchwork quilt top.

Time for one of my latest quilts to have it’s ~Ta Dah~ moment – SIESTA TIME!  I took this vibrant summer quilt out on location last week, to take some photos by the coast and in a pretty Victorian cottage …

Siesta Quilt

Siesta Quilt

cosy patchwork

cosy patchwork

across the banisters

across the banisters

beside the seaside

beside the seaside

capturing the colours of a summer sky

capturing the colours of a summer sky

I found a photo of a summer quilt made by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew.  She called it Summer Slice Quilt and provided a fab tutorial here. I rarely follow a pattern or tutorial for my quilts, but couldn’t resist having a go at this one.  As ever, I backed mine with lightweight pure white polar fleece, added my trademark white border and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. Just as Allison said, it looks fiendishly difficult but once you crack the pattern code, it sews up easily.

Siesta Quilt will be for sale at the Saturday Makers’ Market in Alton.  I loved playing with those vibrant delicious pinks, luscious lime greens and beautiful blues – teaming ditsy florals and bold patterns – definitely a summer slice of colour, to snuggle under during the march through Autumn towards our Winter days.

Lots more quilting on my horizon for this week, and a catch-up post of quilts I finished in August.  What are you up to at the start of the Autumn term?

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