Friday, September 7, 2012

Summerlove Update

I have finished up the first four rows of my Summerlove Hourglass quilt. 


Love, love, love!  The sashing is Essex linen, which I have never used before, but I find it soft and easy to sew with.  I may never buy Kona white again…just kidding!

I also joined A Bee in My Bonnet’s Row-Along.  I happen to have quite a stash of Lori Holt fabric, so I thought I’d give it a whirl.  The first “filler” row is done, but I’m not loving my fabric choices.  I just kind of hurriedly picked them out while the kids were with me one afternoon.  It didn’t help that I didn’t understand the directions and picked out twice as many fabrics as needed—my error, not the direction’s.  Luckily it’s just a filler row, so hopefully I can refine my choices as the qal progresses since it’s mystery-ish and I’m not really sure exactly how prominent the focus fabrics will be.


I will be participating in the Dots on Dots blog hop coming up September 10-21 and giving away a $25 gift certificate to Quilt Taffy, where you can find lots of sweet fabric treats!  See you September 10th!


  1. the essex is a nice choice for that fabric line:)

    I think your QAL squares are adorable.

  2. I like your QAL squares. I think the whole thing will be so cute. Lori Holt does some awesome stuff.

  3. Loving your Summer Love ;) Also the row is very nice. I am also participating in the dots on dots! My day is the 17th,need to get busy on that soon!!

  4. I love your color choices- wish it was that easy for me to decide...

  5. your hourglass looks wonderful, Jamie. And I'm so intrigued by that row-along. I've never heard of it before. I'm looking forward to see what you come up with. It seems so mysterious, how fun!

  6. Oooooh I love your combination of beautiful fabric and linen and that you still keep up the summer sewing! (Now I´ll leave you to read about the row-along ;-) )

  7. I am a new follower, hello! I think my favorite fabrics would be solids, and bright bold solids like mamacjt uses I love her work!


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