Sunday, March 3, 2013

Finished Summerlove Quilt


My cousin and I took the Summerlove quilt to the Calvert Marine Museum last week for a photo shoot at the lighthouse.


There was no wind, which made it a perfect (although cold!) day to take photos.


This is the first quilt I’ve ever had professionally long-armed!  I picked the quilting pattern and then mailed the quilt and backing off to Utah and got it back about a month later.  The stitching is beautiful and perfect.  I will definitely be sending my quilts out when I can afford it.  Melissa Kelley of Sew Shabby Quilting did the beautiful quilting.


You can really see the quilting on the back side of the quilt.  The backing was a gift from my husband a few years ago.  It’s a wide backing fabric from Keepsake Quilting.  As much as I really love a pretty pieced backing, sometimes it’s awesome not to have to sew the back together!


I couldn’t help but include this outtake from the photo shoot.  My cousin just had a baby in January so she did all the quilt holding with a 14 pound baby strapped to her chest!  You can see his little ear poking out of the wrap.  Thank you, Summer!


The finished quilt measures 60 x 72.  The fabrics are Summerlove and a few from my stash.  The background fabric is Essex linen.  I think the color is called natural. 


After washing and drying, the quilt looks almost exactly the same, just a little crinklier and softer.  I am in love with this quilt!


  1. That is such a great quilt! And wow - that quilting!!! Oh, and I am super impressed that your cousin was able to hold it up while wearing the baby.

  2. Just beautiful! I love looking at your finishes!

  3. Jamie your quilt looks great. I love the pattern you choose. I am going to have to find that one.

  4. It looks great Jamie! Beautiful pictures.

  5. This is such a pretty and well,summery quilt! I have not seen the SummerLove line before,it sure is nice :0) You are a such an inspiration with all of your wonderful finishes!

    What a priceless outtake of the babe in the wrap! Thanks to Summer for making it possible for the rest of us to enjoy such a lovely quilt.

  6. I meant to ask what pattern/design is this?

  7. Oooh, I am in love with it, too, Jamie Lee. :) The only quilt I've had long-armed is the Swoon, and it was totally worth it, I love the look of the quilting on yours, too! Also the thought of not having to piece a backing makes me drool. ;) Hope you've had a great weekend! xo

  8. I loooove linen with colorful fabric, your quilt is awesome! The pattern is so summery and this lighthouse is the perfect background. Your brave quilt-and-baby-holder looks cute :)

  9. That is just gorgeous!!! I love the colors.

  10. beautiful quilt, Jamie. And the quilting looks amazing with this pattern and the fabrics you chose. Lovely!!!!

  11. Great quilt. Wonderful pictures too!

  12. This is simply stunning...... beautiful pics xx

  13. I love this quilt. I have never had a quilt professionally long armed either... It has been so hard to justify the expense, but this is beautiful! I could see doing a pattern like this someday. Also, your cousin is a rock star!

  14. That quilt is sooo pretty. The background complements the summerlove so well. And I like those little squares inbetween.


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