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!