I was recently given the opportunity to contribute to Fat Quarterly. For those of you who don’t know what Fat Quarterly is, it is an online magazine started by some awesome modern quilters/bloggers. The only difference between Fat Quarterly and the the magazines you get at the store is this one is only read on computers and e readers. Each issue has tons of original quilt patterns, projects, and is a great way to hear about what’s happening in the quilt world. The issues come out 4 times a year, and they also have some special themed issues. AND you can subscribe for a whole year, just like you would to a paper magazine!
This quilt was a HUGE challenge for me! I typically use lots of prints, and lots of colors in my quilts. While these prints were beautiful, they were FAR from my typical style.
Another big challenge for me was the prints were so very linear. So much so that they really need to be shown in a line. Houses cut up and going every which way would just look silly, especially for their large size.
The print that really stuck out in my mind was the bunting. I didn’t just want a strip quilt with all of the prints neatly sewn in a line. That would just be a little boring. I knew I really wanted to do some piecing. So naturally, I pieced some bunting to coordinate with the bunting print, and to add a little something else to this quilt!
I quilted it in an all over loopy design. It kinda reminded me of wind blowing the flags. This quilt doesn’t really scream British to me, but it does remind me of slow paced, relaxing summer days!
If you want to make your own Summer Days, a full pattern is available in Fat Quarterly…along with 10 other really fabulous quilts, a tote and 5 pillow designs…all for only $8!