Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Summer Sewing Contest

Ellison Lane Quilts

I have been checking out the quilts and other categories entered into Jennifer's - Ellison Lane Quilts - Summer Sewing Contest and there are some fabulous makes there. If you haven't had a look and feel you would prefer to while away some time rather than hoover, or some other pressing chore, then I highly recommend it. 

Seeing as how I was busy looking I decided that really I should enter in a quilt too. It was fairly easy to decide on my latest finish, my Brit Bee quilt. Because I love it, and it was finished in summer - even if the weather says otherwise. Maybe this is a very British summer quilt. Not for picnicking or lying on the beach - but for snuggling under as the weather continues to suck. Though I must state categorically I would rather be sitting on it eating ice cream than huddled under it desperately trying to stay warm.







At 72" x 48" it is more than big enough to fit a few bottoms and a picnic basket on. I just have to look at it and the concentric circles of quilting, the vivid colours, the monochromatic back and those siggie blocks just make me smile. So, come on England, gives us some more summer so that I can take this outside and give it the airing it needs, and cover it with sandwich crumbs. 

Susan

26 comments:

  1. I love everything about this quilt...the fabrics, the quilting, the backing and the little signature blocks! Very summery, even if the weather is not! I'm bragging but we had 17degrees in Melbourne today!

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  2. Good luck, it is a lovely quilt! Are you entering into any other categories?

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  3. I think that this quilt is brilliant and it good that you are entering it into the Summer Sewing Contest. I love that quilting! Di x

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  4. It's gorgeous you definitely needed to enter it!

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  5. This smacks of Summer to me and needs to be entered into that comp.

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  6. I hope you get some picnics on this wonderful quilt too!

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  7. I love this quilt! SO cheerful and bright, even if you are snuggling under it rather than sitting on it :)

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  8. Yay, good luck (both with the entry and the weather!). I can't enter my bag til Julie's newsletter comes out on Friday lol

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  9. Oh how I long for heat! Great entry for the contest. Jxo

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  10. Its such a wonderful summer quilt, it deserves to be used in the sunshine. Hope you get some!

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  11. What a cleverly written post and a beautiful quilt. You are so lucky to be in the Brit Bee. Good luck in the competition but this quilt is already a winner. I hope the weather gets better soon.

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  12. Yep, it's still absolutely beautiful. Here's hoping you can get out into the sun and use it!

    xx

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  13. I love the quilting on this one!! Great job!!!

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  14. The back and signature blocks are especially interesting! Might be the most fun quilt back I've ever seen.

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  15. what a great choice for your entry. It is a really summery quilt

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  16. I really really love the quilting, and the colours are great. A really happy quilt even if the weather is poor.

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  17. Totally & utterly gorgeous! Such a happy quilt & so beautifully quilted - love it Susan!

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  18. So bright and colourful - perfect for summer!

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  19. I have to sy I ove this quit and I reay ove the back. I hope your weather I,prove. Ur weathe tinks and we ar nw calling this month June-uary!

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  20. Love it. I went and bought some of that fabric from Ikea not too long ago.

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  21. I hope you are able to have many days of summer weather to picnic on it. It's a beautiful quilt, I love everything, and especially the quilted concentric circles and the back.

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  22. I love it! I don't think that no sun equals no ice cream though...our family motto is 'it's never too cold for ice cream'!!

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