I love a good challenge and I have come to know that when Fat Quarter Shop asks me to do a post for them it will challenge me. I know you are thinking – but you know how to sew Stephanie! What are you talking about? I do know how to sew but I seem to keep myself within the comforts of the rulers and quilt blocks I am comfortable using and sewing. Well things change when I am challenged. I love change.
I had a bundle of Janine Vangool’s new line, Uppercase, with Windham Fabrics. I so enjoyed the chat on episode 086 of the podcast so if you haven’t checked that episode out I encourage you to. I love that Janine has such a quality magazine when magazines are going out everywhere. I love that she is passionate and courageous about doing something she loves which is sharing the stories of creatives all over the world. I enjoy reading the stories behind the makers because it is so encouraging to me to keep doing the thing I love the most – sewing.
The pattern is called Summer Breeze and it uses two rulers below that really help speed up the making of this pattern. I am not a fan of buying rulers I may not use again but let me tell you I use these rulers ALL of the time. I think they are so versatile. I already have plans to use them in making another totally different quilt.
The pattern is super straight forward and I think looks so much harder than it actually is when you sew it up. Don’t you love patterns like that?!?! I mean something that is easier than it looks. I think this quilt makes me look like a super awesome quilter who spent hours and hours sewing up this quilt. It is NOT hard which is so cool for those of us that like an easy pattern that looks like it is full of y seams and paper piecing. Oh what fun!
I have to point out that I decided to make this a baby quilt with less blocks and added sashing. I needed a smaller quilt and I just can’t seem to follow a pattern no matter how hard I try. I like to put my own spin on quilt patterns, or any pattern for that matter, to fit what I need when I am making it.
So the details –
I made 20 blocks from the pattern then added a 5″ border. It makes the perfect smallish quilt.
Are you ready to make your own Summer Breeze Quilt?
Lucky for you Fat Quarter Shop has a great YouTube video to help you make this quilt!
Shop site: http://www.fatquartershop.com/
Find the Summer Breeze Quilt Pattern
Please take a minute to go check out all of the other quilters making their version of the Summer Breeze Quilt!
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
Kathryn from Kathryn Jones Quilts
Stephanie from The Modern Sewciety
Side Note:: With a storm on the way I took this quilt over to my family’s farm to get some pictures. I have to say this quilt was at home on the farm. I just wish the cows would have gotten in the picture too.