Summer Breeze Sew Along

Springtime is here in Brisbane and I’m already starting to feel the days heating up. It really is a beautiful time of year. I have to admit to being a little sad to see the back of the cooler weather though, as Summer is not my favourite time of year here… Summer breezes are certainly sanity savers in these parts.

Today, I’m happy to be a part of Fat Quarter Shop‘s Summer Breeze sew-along. This is such a great pattern, that comes together deceptively quickly, especially with the use of the handy Creative Grid rulers. FQS have put together a great little video and have all the details you need on their website. You can find the kit here and the pattern here.

I decided to use all the blocks from the pattern and make two baby quilts instead of one larger quilt, and chose to use some of my favourite Cotton + Steel fabrics. One quilt is made with the “Raindrop” collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale and the other with the “Playful” collection by Melody Miller. The fabric requirements are the same as stated in the pattern, and these mini versions finish at 40.5″ x 48.5″, which is a great size for a cot or toddler bed.

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Playful Baby Quilt

Playful Baby Quilt

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Raindrop Baby Quilt

Raindrop Baby Quilt

Both quilts are quilted with this pretty swirly, bubbly pattern (yes, that’s the technical term, lol) and backed with Puddle Jump, one of my favourite Raindrop fabrics.

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Quilt Backing & Label

I had so much fun putting these together! Please visit the amazing quilters who are also taking part in today’s sew-along:

Melissa from Happy Quilting

Nicole from Modern Handcraft

Sherri N. from Rebecca Mae Designs

Sherri M. from A Quilting Life

Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts

Jessica from Quilty Habit

Leanne from She Can Quilt

Afton from Quilting Mod

Stephanie from The Modern Sewciety

My last do.good stitches finish – circles!

A quick post from me today with another finish! My goals for 2016 included 2 charity quilts and this is the first. For my last quilt for Cherish circle, I asked our group for circles. I received 13 blocks back and made 2 to make this cute little quilt. I was a little worried it would be too small, but all 3 of my kids have tested it out and declare it just fine. Phew. 🙂

 We had some fun trying to take photos. My 10 year old tried desperately to hold it straight: 

Then my 13 year old had a go but the mini-one took over, as always, haha.

But it’s done and will hopefully be loved by someone who needs a quilty hug. ❤️

 
Do.good stitches is a charity quilting group bringing together modern quilters all over the world into smaller circles that make quilts for charities and individuals. It’s hosted on Flickr by Rachel of Stitched in Color. I was part of the group for over a year and made some great quilting buddies. Thanks for sharing your talents with me, ladies. More info can be found in the Flickr group here.